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“Where do I go for help?”

“Is that Counselor and/or organization biblical?”

The Addiction Connection (TAC) consists of a national leadership team actively involved in addiction counseling with a genuine, biblical approach. Our team consists of certified counselors, pastors, teachers, executive directors, and leading women who work in the area of addictions. TAC leadership provides you with answers to the two questions above: “Where do I go for help?” and “Is that Counselor and/or Organization biblical?”

The leadership team’s evaluation of churches with programs for addicts, stand-alone organizations providing services for addicts, and individual counselors is based upon the feedback THEY provide us. In other words, TAC acquires information from the individuals, programs, and churches themselves. That information is then reviewed and evaluated by multiple leaders to provide you with a score called the “Word Connection Rating,” or WCR. This 1 to 10 rating system enables you to make a more informed decision about the counselor, program, and church you would like to contact regarding biblical addiction counseling.

Because we want to see people set free with the truth that transforms the heart by the power of the Holy Spirit, we provide the WCR as a helpful tool to you in your search to find genuinely biblical help. We believe that connecting the hope of the Gospel with the heart of addiction is vital to transformation.

The individuals listed below have received biblical counselor TRAINING specifically in the area of addictions and subsequently achieved COMMISSIONING through The Addiction Connection (CTAC). These individuals have demonstrated a biblical standard for addiction counseling that is based upon the sufficiency of Scripture. They point hurting souls to Christ for hope.

The programs and churches offering hope and help to addicts listed in the second grouping below have submitted their information to the leadership team, completed the evaluation process, and have received their Word Connection Rating (WCR) which is provided accordingly.

It is important to know what words and methods counselors utilize. Words and methods either point “addicts” TO Christ, or AWAY from Christ.


Tim Brown Woodstock, GA 30188 770-595-4294
Fred Bucci Mayfield Heights, OH 44124 216-469-6121
Lauri Bucci Mayfield Heights, OH 44124 216-403-7607
Jeff Colόn Dry Ridge, KY 41035 859-428-8162
Rose Colόn Dry Ridge, KY 41035 859-428-8162
Shirley Crowder Birmingham, AL 35243 205-567-1111
Bob Froese Clarence, NY 14031 716-759-6632
Ruth Froese Clarence, NY 14031 716-759-6632
Julie Ganschow Kansas City, MO 64116 816-694-1677
Larry Ganschow Kansas City, MO 64116 816-694-1677
Dan Gavin Mullica Hill, NJ 08062 856-848-5252
Rosemary Gavin Mullica Hill, NJ 08062 856-848-5252
Melanie Hammond Chaffee, NY 14030 716-353-3686
Steve Hammond Chaffee, NY 14030 716-353-3686
Bill Hines Fort Worth, TX 76121 817-733-2712
Josiephine Kittler Odenville, AL 35120 205-530-0226
Todd Kyle Rossville, GA 37401 423-582-9296
Timothy Mullet Woodstock, GA 30188 205-200-7918
Mark Shaw Lafayette, IN 47905 205-910-0085
Mary Shaw Lafayette, IN 47905 205-910-0085
Lyle Skillman Port Orchard, WA 98367 360-480-1609




CTAC Programs and Churches

TYPE* Organization City, ST Web Phone Email Biblical Approach Rating (Year)
BC C.H.O.I.C.E.S Biblical Counseling Yorkshire, NY 716-496-8930 98 (2013)
RM His Steps Ministries Woodstock, GA 770-595-4294 98 (2013)
RM America’s Keswick-Colony of Mercy Whiting, NJ 800-453-7942 97 (2013)
RM Pure Life Ministries Dry Ridge, KY 859-824-4444 N/A 95 (2013)
BC Bethel Baptist Church – Truth in Love Ministries, Bill Dill Odenville, AL 205-530-0226 99 (2013)
BC Cornerstone Community Church – Paul Tautges Mayfield Heights, OH 404-442-6470 99 (2013)
BC Faith Fellowship Biblical Counseling Center- Bob Froese, Ph.D. Clarence, NY 716-759-0591 99 (2013)
RW Vision of Hope Residential Ministry -Mark E. Shaw, D.Min. Lafayette, IN 765-447-5900 99 (2013)
BC Reigning Grace Counseling Center—Faith Community Church Kansas City, MO 816-694-1677 94 (2013)
RM The Mission House Port Orchard, WA 360-480-1609 98 (2014)
BC Finding Hope Ministries Rossville, GA N/A 423-582-9296 85 (2014)
BC Covenant Ministries, Inc -Bill Hines, D.Min. Fort Worth, TX 817-733-2712 93 (2016)



BC – Organization offering Biblical Counseling

RM – Residential program for Men

RW – Residential program for Women


The Word Connection Rating:

1-29 = Not presently interested in genuine biblical “addictions” counseling

30-59 = Uncertain of biblical approach to “addictions” counseling definition – Interested in learning

60-74 = Somewhat biblical in approach to “addictions” counseling – Great candidate for TAC training

75-84 = Willing to use a biblical approach – Presently pursuing TAC training

85-100 = A genuinely biblical approach to “addictions”


Here are some RECOMMENDED RESOURCES to help you in your walk with Christ as a biblical addictions counselor.


If you are an individual, program or church that would like to participate in the TAC NETWORK, please introduce yourself to us by emailing:  or by calling (205) 910-0085. You may also use the CONTACT US form.



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