Miracle Hill Ministries - Overcomers Center in Greenville, SC

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(3.3 of 5)
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1916 N. Pleasantburg Drive
Greenville SC 29609

Miracle Hill Ministries - Overcomers Center Philosophy

Miracle Hill Overcomers for Men has a Christian curriculum that also implements the 12-step model. The program has four phases, including spiritual foundations, inner healing, building healthy relationships and life planning. The program lasts 27 weeks, offering group and individual counseling, Bible study, devotional services, classroom instruction and seminars.

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Meet the Staff

Reid Lehman

President & CEO

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Reid Lehman has been employed with Miracle Hill Ministries since 1980 and has led the ministry since 1985. Reid holds an undergraduate degree from Bob Jones University, an MBA from Winthrop University, and an honorary doctorate from Clearwater Christian College. In 1997, Reid received the Lewis Hine Award, presented by the National Child Labor Committee for service to children and youth. In 2002, he received the Silver Crescent Award for service to the state of South Carolina. In the fall of 2005, he published God Wears His Own Watch, an autobiographical account of God at work in Miracle Hill Ministries.

Larry Bateman


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Larry joined Miracle Hill Ministries in November 2009. His passion is to help the ministry, clients and employees to be all that God desires us to be. Prior to joining Miracle Hill, he served in both local church and mission agency settings. Larry has also served in various leadership roles in business and education. He received his MBA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and his BS degree from the University of Arkansas. Larry is married and has four children.

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Miracle Hill Ministries is a faith-based program and one of 38 (35.2 percent) of all private, nonprofit treatment programs in South Carolina. It is a Christian organization based in Greenville, S.C., and provides a variety of services that address concerns including poverty, hunger, and behavioral health problems. Among its offerings is the Overcomers Center, a faith-based, residential treatment center for men seeking treatment for substance abuse. The program is long-term and does not include detox support.

According to Overcomers Center's handbook, the center doesn't accept “guests who are transgendered or who are in the transgender process”. The center’s handbook lists “cross-dressing” among its disqualifying offenses.


The Overcomers Center is one of 47 (43.5 percent) of treatment programs in South Carolina with treatment programs specifically for men. The treatment process begins with a pre-exam, which includes drug screening.

All clients must have completed detox before beginning Overcomers Center’s application process. Once accepted, clients begin a 30-day pre-program, a trial period during which residents gain privileges, fulfill programmatic requirements, and ultimately decide if they wish to “become an Overcomer.”

Following the pre-program, clients spend the next 27 weeks working through a highly structured curriculum founded in 12-step principles. In South Carolina, 72.2 percent of the treatment facilities use some form of the 12-step program. The program is comprised of four phases that focus on spiritual foundations, inner healing, building healthy relationships, and life planning. Participants engage in a mix of individual counseling, group counseling, educational workshops, Bible study, and devotional services.

Program graduates are strongly encouraged to reside at one of the center’s eight transitional housing facilities for a period of six months. All transitional housing residents attend weekly support groups and meet with a mentor on a regular basis. Most alumni stay in the transition home for at least six months.


The center does not employ any medical personnel. The staff includes counselors, though it is not clear if any hold official credentials or qualifications. The staff also includes volunteers on occasion, as well as clergy and church affiliates.


Accommodations are straightforward, and sleeping quarters are shared. Clients’ bunks must be “ready for inspection” by 6:55 a.m. every morning. Clients are also expected to participate in the general upkeep and cleaning of the facility. The facility’s amenities include a Christian library, a heavily monitored computer lab, and a weight room. Visitation is limited and typically reserved for immediate family members. Tobacco use is prohibited.


At the time of this writing, four alumni provided feedback to Rehabs.com about their experience at Overcomers. Three reviews were positive and the other was negative. BA wrote how the “people there do not like you to be questioning them or their program” before being “taken to a bus station and left there” after being asked “to leave.” Chris wrote how “you need (little) money in here they take care of everything.” Grayson, who indicated that he now volunteers with the program, gave five out of five stars for the facility’s cleanliness and three out of five stars for its visitor policy.

On Google, Miracle Hill Overcomers Center has an average rating of 4.8 out of five stars from 18 reviews to date.[1] Reviewers indicated that although it “was not an easy program,” it was life changing and effective. Harold wrote how there were “Great Christian staff doing great work.”


The two loved ones polled by Rehabs.com to date shared mixed reviews about their experience with Overcomers. V.M. provided positive feedback about the “excellent program” and highlighted their brother’s recent employment. The loved one gave five out of five stars for the facility’s pricing, level of staff support, and exercise opportunities. However, one anonymous family member took issue with the staff’s level of training. “There was obviously no qualified addition specialist counseling him as there was no addressing the problems with the family and holding him accountable to past issues,” this reviewer wrote.


An $85 program fee must be paid upon arrival. Overcomers Center partners with external service providers for medical and dental support, for which some insurance plans are accepted. The Overcomers Center is a part of the 68.5 percent of facilities in the state that accept health insurance.


Miracle Hill Ministries received a religious exemption from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to continue the faith-based federally funded foster care program that only works with Christians, reported the Washington Post in January 2019. Miracle Hill's policy was scrutinized following the implementation of a government regulation that "prohibits groups receiving federal funding from discriminating on the basis of religion," according to The Greenville News.

[1] GoogleReviews

Published on February 2019

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So I would like to say we should never down the program no matter what. What did it cost you, a little bit of time out of your life. With being said think of the time you took doing what you where doing to get your self there, as an adult except you made some wrong choices. I know for sure there are several that work for miracle hill that are living proof it works, only if you can except and do what they tell you too do and do it if you fail to do so blame yourself. I have been through the program and chose not to listen, well now I am going back because I did not listen. So all that run and created the program i give a 5 in all areas good job ladies and gentalman , awesome job for your time and effort its up to each individual that attends the program its up to you. They give you the tools take them and do something with them.


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When I went to Overcomers, I had many questions about the program. The people there do not like you to be questioning them or their program. They asked me to leave although I did nothing wrong. I wasn\'t given compassion or understanding. I was taken to a bus station and left there. If this is their example of Christs\' love, they can keep it. They did not try to help me see how they could help me, they just made me leave. I am an addict, I have questions, that is normal. This is a spiteful place. Do NOT go here for help, love or compassion because they give nothing but condescension and judgement..


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I still volunteer there.


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I was just a client for almost 4 months. This program is AMAZING, it's a little rough but it will help you grow....So many awesome people in there. You will become friends with people like never before....counselors are amazing guys, Respectful, graceful, a blessing....you need (little) money in here they take care of everything...research and look at check in list. God will touch you here. love you OC brothers


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I think this is an excellent program. My brother has since taken a job out of state.


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There was obviously no qualified addition specialist counseling him as there was no addressing the problems with the family and holding him accountable to past issues. In the letters I read from him to family, I could tell he was just saying what he felt people needed to hear and never apologies or remorse of any kind.


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