After struggling with addiction himself for more than a decade, experiencing a car wreck and subsequently a year at a rehabilitation center, Ben Cole founded Recovery Soldiers Ministries in Elizabethton. Recovery Soldiers is an addiction ministry that provides residents a 12-month program to help them beat addiction, strengthen their faith, and reintegrate into a stable life and job. The ministry opened in February 2017 and can serve 25 men at a time. Since its inception, 12 men have graduated the program. The program is supported by area churches, individual contributions, and its thrift store. We’re glad to have such a strong leader managing this ministry and sharing the message that freedom from addiction is possible.