Meet Our Team of Addiction Professionals for Men
Ben Parrish, Director
Growing up in Knoxville, TN, Ben went to the University of Tennessee.
After years in 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 as the OMC administrator for over three years, he was asked to become the director in early 2016. His experience and love for helping men, along with his love for Christ, enable him to help guide men on their path of recovery.
Having achieved many years of sobriety, Ben is passionate about using his personal recovery experience to help the men at Our Master’s Camp. Ben plays a role in admissions, leading classes and groups, and twelve step work.
He has been employed with Providence Ministries for four years.
In all things, Ben operates with the understanding "so if the Son sets you free you will be free indeed." John 8:36.
Clint Yelverton, Campus Pastor
Originally from the Southwest Georgia town of Cuthbert, Clint received a call into Christian service at the age of 9 years old. This occurred during the preaching of a missionary to the Navajo people. Clint strayed from God’s call into rebellion, but Jesus spoke to him of his sinful heart that lead him back to surrendered service.
Clint has a BA in Organizational Leadership as well as a Theological Course of Study from Emory University.
The first ministry that Clint was involved in was a Rescue Mission and Jail Ministry. After about three years that door closed and Christ opened another for Clint to be a local pastor; for the following 12 years, Clint faithfully served as Pastor in the Methodist Church. Clint clearly felt a call to the Navajo people after attending a mission’s conference, and spent the better part of the next four years in various facets of that ministry.
In November of 2016, he and his family came to Our Master’s Camp. Clint values working with a diverse group of men from all over the country. His calling to preach and counsel, honed over his pastorship, is a valuable tool for introducing and encouraging the redemptive work of Jesus in the men’s lives. Clint uses his valuable personal struggles to relate to the men in the recovery process. Clint’s vision for the men is for them to be changed and empowered by the knowledge and tools they receive while at Our Master’s Camp and that they use their experience to spread God’s message to their families, communities, and the world. Jesus said, “Behold, I make all things new.”
Danny Parker, Counselor CAC II, CCS
A native of Dalton, GA, Danny is a Certified Addiction Counselor II and a Certified Clinical Supervisor. Danny works in all phases of recovery including the 12-Step matrix workbook, anger management counseling, personal / situational counseling, and process groups.
Prior to joining the Providence Ministries Staff in August 2005, Danny served as a Counselor at Christian Love Ministries in Murphy N.C. for five years. He was employed with Georgia Highlands (Highland Rivers) for eight years.
Clean and sober since September 1994, Danny has a passion for the recovering community. His experience and God’s call makes him an asset to the recovery program at Our Master’s Camp.
Rick Taylor, Counselor BA, MA
Rick Taylor is a native of Southeast Tennessee. He graduated from Tennessee Temple College in 1978 (BA Psychology) and from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 1981 (Master of Education In Counseling).
He has worked in various roles and settings (inpatient, residential, outpatient) in the mental health and substance abuse treatment field since 1981.
He is licensed and certified on a national level and in the states of Tennessee, Georgia and North Carolina as a provider of mental health and substance abuse treatment services.
He and his wife, Sally, currently reside in Northwest Georgia and are members at the Oakwood Baptist Church in Chickamauga, Georgia. They have two adult daughters and one granddaughter.
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
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. A second men’s shelter has also been opened in Calhoun, Georgia. Additionally, they have opened two boys’ homes, licensed with the State of Georgia, that work with children assigned by the Department of Family and Children Services or the Department of Juvenile Justice.
The ministry now has three thrift stores located in Dalton, Calhoun, and Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. The ministry’s headquarters is located in a working mission in Dalton, Georgia.
Our Master’s Camp as well as the Providence Women’s Recovery prgram 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.