In the fall of 1996, Alicia Sharpton chose to devote her life to fulltime ministry. Eventually, that call led to a vision to open a rescue center for women. Having watched family members over the years suffer from addiction and dealing with her own issues, that vision became a reality in the fall of 2016!
During Alicia’s 24 years of service she has pastored youth, young adults and adults alike. She was on staff as the Minister of Students and Drama Instructor for a local Christian school. She was also a campus director for a live-in home for women who were addicted to drugs and alcohol. The wisdom she has gained while leading youth camps, women’s retreats, home Bible studies, mission endeavors and individual counseling has intensified the desire to reach a lost and hurting world.
Alicia’s passion for people certainly warrants the call on her life. She is an Ordained Minister through Ark United Christian Community Churches International (AUCCCI) and the Founder of Beauty For Ashes ~A Healing Place, a 9-month, in-house, Christ-centered program for women in addiction. The center is located in Springfield, TN and celebrates 4 years in operation.
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