Freedom Farm Ministries - History
Founded in 2006 by executive director Robbie Collie and his wife Rita, Freedom Farm Ministries was a direct result of a life and heart changed by the peace which true release from addiction provides. Having experienced release from the bondage of addiction in a Christian recovery program, Robbie served there for a while as the admissions director.
He became aware that many men relapsed or died waiting for an opening in a recovery program. Also, follow-up calls of graduates indicated a need for a longer term program—a transitional setting allowing men to successfully reorient to the world of work, family responsibilities, and life in general. Many men were leaving a successful recovery program where they experienced the saving grace of Christ; entering situations where they had no job, no money, no driver’s license, and little or no family support. Something more was needed.
In September 2006, Freedom Farm Ministries began with three men in a recently renovated double-wide. Now this ministry houses 36 men in seven locations with three unique program phases. Freedom Farm is a non-profit 501(c)(3) ministry built completely with the intention of helping men and their families find the freedom gained by growing in a life centered in Jesus Christ. Hundreds of men have already received that new life, and many have renewed health and reputations. Men have been reunited with family, but most importantly have gained restored spirits and relationships with the Father.