MISSION & HISTORY.
Prodigal Ministries is a nonprofit residential recovery home located in Evans, Georgia with a mission to inspire and free people bound in addiction. Prodigal Ministries brings hope to the hopeless by reminding residents of God’s love, their worth, and the wonderful life in store for them on the other side of addiction. The staff and board members of Prodigal have a deep commitment to this ministry because addiction has directly affected them or someone close to them. If you are ready to take the first step and surrender, we will help guide you the rest of the way.
The name derives from the parable of the Prodigal Son in Luke chapter 15. The son left home with half of his father’s fortune and wasted it on a wild life of sin. He returned home poor, hungry, broken, and alone, hoping the father would hire him as a servant. “But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him. ‘The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ ‘But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate. For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate.”
The parable illustrates the boundless grace and love of God our Father for his children. Regardless of where we have been and what we have done, God’s arms are open wide to all of us who turn in his direction. Our calling is to receive you in the same manner the father welcomed the prodigal son.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS.
Matthew and Misty Lever
Matt and Misty founded Prodigal Ministries in 2018, twelve years after Matt’s recovery from drug addiction. Since 2010, Matt and Misty have served as associate pastors and leaders of the Celebrate Recovery program at The Sanctuary in Evans, Georgia. Having experienced the pain of Matt’s addiction and joy of his recovery together as a couple, they are passionate about helping people find freedom from drugs and alcohol and achieve their full potential through a new life in Christ. Matt is the founder of Plumbing Unlimited, a company providing installation, maintenance, and repair services to businesses and residences throughout the CSRA since 2008. Matthew and Misty live in Evans, Georgia and have one son and two daughters.
Shaun Feeser is the Owner of Carbon Construction, Inc., a company specializing in the construction of residential neighborhoods in the CSRA. Shaun lives in Evans, Georgia, is married, and has two children.
Mike is a self-employed businessman in Augusta. He is married to Caroline and they have two adult sons Blake and Bryce. Mike is led by God to help men, young and old, become free from addiction through a relationship with Jesus Christ. He has seen God work in his family and wants to share his experience with others.