Meet Our Team of Addiction Professionals for Men
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.
Russell Proctor, BA, CACII, CCS
Russell graduated from Liberty University with a Bachelor Degree in Psychology: Addiction & Recovery, in 2019, and is a current student at Indiana Wesleyan University studying for his Master’s in Social Work. Russell has worked full time in the substance abuse counseling field since 2007, gaining experience in a variety of settings in the continuum of care for substance abuse treatment. Russell has been certified as an addiction counselor since 2011, and has recently certified as a clinical supervisor. His personal experience with addiction and recovery, combined with years of counselor training and formal education have equipped Russell with empathy, clinical skills, and professionalism for his calling to serve in the substance abuse counseling field.
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.