Meet Our Team of Addiction Professionals for Men

Ben Parrish, Director

Ben Parrish, Director

Ben Parrish, Director

Growing up in Knoxville, TN, Ben attended the University of Tennessee.

After years struggling between active addiction and recovery, Ben attended Our Master’s Camp. His stay at Our Master’s Camp was not only the catalyst for his finding freedom from addiction through Jesus Christ, but also the inspiration that led to him becoming a full-time addiction professional.

After serving in various roles at OMC, Ben became the Program Director in 2016. His experience and love for helping men, along with his love for Christ, enable him to help guide men on their path to hope and healing. He has been employed with Providence Ministries for over 10 years, and is currently pursuing addiction counseling licensure in Tennessee. Ben also pastors a local church.

After over a decade of personal sobriety, Ben is passionate about using his personal recovery experience to help the men at Our Master’s Camp. He believes in a holistic approach to recovery, emphasizing the importance of addressing the complex components of healthy recovery. Ben plays a role in admissions, leading classes and groups, and twelve step work.

Ben is married to his wife, Sarah, and has two young children, Gracibeth (3) and Bishop (1).

In all things, Ben operates with the understanding "so if the Son sets you free you will be free indeed." John 8:36.

CJ Gary, Peer Recovery Specialist

CJ Gary is a certified peer recovery specialist in the state of Tennessee. CJ has a bachelor’s degree in Substance Abuse Counseling. He is currently pursuing his Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Liberty University. By January of 2024, CJ will complete all requirements to test in the state of Tennessee to receive his LADAC II.

CJ is originally from Columbus, Ohio, and he was led to Our Master’s Camp as a client in November of 2015. After completing his 90 day program, CJ began a 10 month journey as a volunteer staff member at Our Master’s Camp. By the grace of God, he continued his recovery journey as the house manager of a sober living house in Dayton, Tennessee. There, he began pursuing his degrees and eventually met his wife, Kendall, at a local church. As God calls workers to the harvest, God called CJ back to the ministry at Our Master’s Camp in June of 2020.

Through addiction and recovery, CJ has been equipped with compassion and empathy for the clients who pursue sobriety at Our Master’s Camp. Using techniques such as motivational interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, CJ aims to help build self-efficacy in individuals as they begin to identify the need for personal change in their lives. He teaches relapse prevention and early recovery skills classes using evidence based curriculum from SAMHSA. CJ also facilitates group therapy sessions and engages with clients on an individual basis with a focus on relapse mapping, trigger identification, and relapse prevention.

DR. Les Warren Theologian & Teacher

DR. Les Warren, Theologian & Teacher

Dr. Les Warren, Theologian & Teacher

Dr. Les Warren was born in Corpus Christi, TX, and raised in a Christian home. He was saved at the age of seven under the preaching of Lester Roloff and baptized in the Second Baptist Church.

His educational training consists of a B.A. degree at Tennessee Temple College; MRE at Temple Baptist Theological Seminary; M.A.BS at Dallas Theological Seminary; and a D. Min. at Luther Rice Seminary. While pursuing an engineering career, he answered the call to the Gospel ministry.

Dr. & Mrs. Warren both served almost 20 years with Bluewater Bible College, St. Thomas (1963-1982) in both faculty and administrative positions.

He was the associate pastor (1964-1977) and pastor (1977-1981) of Calvary Baptist Church, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. During his pastorate the church moved to its present location.

Upon returning to the U.S. he was professor of Bible Studies at Luther Rice Seminary, Jacksonville, FL (1990-2003). While in Florida he held several church positions in various churches, the last being pastor of Colonial Baptist Church (1993-2003).

Since moving to Tennessee in 2003, Biblical Insights Ministry has been fully organized to provide assistance to small churches in the U.S. and overseas. This is done through Bible Conferences, revivals, training seminars, church literature, and workshops that are provided with little or no cost to the churches.

Reverend Roy (CAC I) & Pat Johnson Founder

Reverend Roy (CAC I) & Pat Johnson

Reverend Roy (CAC I) & Pat Johnson, Founder

Our Master’s Camp Founder and CEO of Providence Ministries, Rev. Roy & Pat Johnson have over 25 years of experience in Christian ministry. They established a pro-life pregnancy center in 1985 that has served over 20,000 girls and women.

They opened a shelter for homeless men in 1985 in Dalton, Georgia, which later developed into a drug and alcohol recovery program for those with substance abuse issues. This program is known as Our Master's Camp, in Tennessee. Prior to this, they ran two boys’ homes, licensed with the State of Georgia, that worked with children assigned by the Department of Family and Children Services or the Department of Juvenile Justice. Since then, a second men’s shelter has also been opened in Calhoun, Georgia. In 2012, they developed a drug and alcohol recovery program for women, known as Providence Women's Recovery in northwest Georgia.

The ministry now has a furniture store in LaFayette, and eight thrift stores located in Dalton, Dalton North, Calhoun, LaFayette, Rome, Summerville, and Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. They also have one thrift store in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The ministry’s headquarters is located in a working mission in Dalton, Georgia, where they provide separate homeless shelters for men and another for women and children. They also have a community food kitchen that serves free hot meals three times a day, seven days a week.

Our Master’s Camp as well as the Providence Women’s Recovery program are the newest addition to the ministry, providing a recovery program for the addicted on a beautiful private rural farm.

Brother Roy and Ms. Pat have three children and five grandchildren.