Located in Charlotte, Arkansas
Winning the War on Addiction
Dedicated to Teaching Life
Seeing Families Restored
Helping Men Find Faith
Serving Our Surrounding Communities
A Spiritual Boot Camp for Men with Addictions
John & Donna Steer Interview
From 1986 to 1996, Vietnam War veteran John Steer operated “Fort Steer,” a retreat and recovery center for veterans affected by PTSD, substance abuse and homelessness, in Charlotte, AR. The site is now home to John 3:16 Ministries, founded in 2003.
On Nov. 29, 2015, Steer was a guest at the ministry. He described his wartime experiences – including major injuries suffered in 1967 – and his salvation through Jesus Christ in 1973. Instructor Landon Wise conducted this interview after the service.
Steer, 67, is also a country and gospel singer and author. For more information, click here.
James Loy Interview
Staff and residents from Renewal Ranch, located in central Arkansas, were guests of the ministry on Nov. 8, 2015. John 3:16 instructor Landon Wise interviewed Renewal Ranch executive director James Loy about their program and how Christ has changed his life and helped hundreds of men at his facility.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
John 3:16 Ministries is a spiritual boot camp for men with drug and alcohol addictions. We are located in Charlotte, Arkansas, and provide a refuge for men to come and heal spiritually, physically, and emotionally. John 3:16 Ministries was established in May 2003 and has helped hundreds of men overcome their drug and alcohol addictions through Jesus Christ.
John 3:16 Ministries offers hope under the direction and instruction of men who have overcome their own addictions. The ministry is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and does not receive any state or federal funding. The ministry survives entirely on donations from individuals, businesses, churches and annual fundraisers.
There is no cost to any man suffering from addiction to enter the program. Jesus Christ has paid the price. The main requirement for any man to enter the program is that they are sick and tired of their addiction. They must be at rock bottom and desire a change in the direction of their life. They can be admitted to the program only after a face-to-face interview with the director.
Residents and instructors work six days a week and serve the surrounding communities through several internal ministries. There is a body shop ministry, a screen printing ministry, a landscaping ministry and a catering ministry. The men eat three meals a day and live in modernized dorms and houses. The ministry is a long-term program and requires a minimum stay of six months, with many residents choosing to stay up to one year. Upon graduation, men are equipped with all the tools they will need to live a life free of alcohol and drugs because they receive the knowledge and training to become productive citizens of their communities. Most importantly, they have been exposed to Jesus Christ and the power of His Word.
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Stage Stores Inc. recently wrapped up its bi-annual “30 Days of Giving” program in support of local organizations that make a positive impact. Thank you to Stage of Batesville and area residents, who donated $404.20 to John 3:16 Ministries!