Living Free Ministries will celebrate their 13th anniversary next week.
Dedicated to helping people with life controlling issues find freedom, healing and deliverance in Jesus Christ, the Corinth-based non-residential faith-based addiction recovery program will host a special reunion at 6 p.m. on Thursday.
“We are so happy to celebrate 13 years in the community we love,” said founder Tommy Wilson. “Living Free has helped thousands of people overcome addictions and we want to give back a little with this reunion.”
Wilson is inviting everyone who has been involved with Living Free to the reunion which includes a full meal prepared by longtime Living Free supporter Ben Betts.
“If Living Free has touched or impacted you, your family, your church or community, we want you to be involved and join us on this special night,” said the founder. “The community has been a big part of Living Free.”
Many lives have been touched by Living Free, according to Oakland Baptist Church pastor Randy Bostick.
“The change Living Free is making in the lives of people is the change that is happening in Tommy’s life. God is using Tommy,” said Bostick. “He’s using him through this life changing ministry.”
Tyler Pitman is one man who has been changed by Living Free.
“It’s a wonderful place with great people who love God and love to help people,” he said. “It changed my life, saved my marriage and helped me restore my relationship with God.”
Living Free hosts normal meetings and meals three times a week. Through small groups, celebration night and men’s Bible study, new approaches to life are taught using the Word of God.
For local people who seek help from the Home of Grace, a residential addiction recovery program on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Living Free is the perfect meeting place when they return to the Crossroads area.
Stennett Price is one who thanks the local ministry for laying out the welcome mat through the Living Free Doing Life Together program.
“After I got out of Home of Grace, there was about a month or so where I had a real hard time. Then I found Living Free. It was and is what I really need in my life. I needed to keep working a program even after leaving Home of Grace,” said Price. “Now I’m working the Living Free program harder than ever.”
Founded by Wilson in 2005, he hoped but never dreamed he would be able to reach so many in the community.
“Everything that we have been able to do has been thanks to the funds and support of the community,” he said. “The reunion will be a celebration of what God has done through Living Free.”
(Living Free is located at 2024 U.S. Highway 72 Annex, behind Magnolia Funeral Home in Corinth. For more information, visit livingfreecorinth.com or contact 662-603-9829.)