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“Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert”

Isaiah 43:18-19

Addiction Treatment Center

OUR MISSION

Faith Farm is a Christian ministry whose purpose is to restore and transform lives through the gospel of Jesus Christ.

OUR VISION

Faith Farm is dedicated to evangelizing the lost, discipling the saved, and sending the discipled to live for God.

Our Founder and History

A Legacy and Vision

Faith Farm ministries was established in 1951 by Reverend Garland Eastham. From its inception the church began providing comfort, shelter, food and Biblical counseling to homeless and destitute men. During its very active and energetic history, Faith Farm Ministries has continually addressed the needs of homeless and addicted men and women.

The Faith Farm Ministries of Fort Lauderdale Rescue Tabernacle, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) not for profit corporation, as defined by the Internal Revenue Service. Support is received solely through private gifts and donations. The three Faith Farm stores sell new furniture and gratefully accept for re-sale donations of used furniture, clothing, hardware, and other household items. We also accept donations of cars, boats, art, cash and estates. All items are tax deductible as allowed by law.

A Legacy and Vision

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Rick Aspden

Rick came to Faith Farm in 2014. He was a homeland missionary and church planter. Rick is experienced in entrepreneurial business management and all aspects of church leadership. With a diverse background of military, business and ministry, his no nonsense approach challenges men … not just to be men, but men of God. He is a gifted speaker, counselor and Pastor who has a heart for the hurting and a willingness to do something about it. He served as Campus Pastor and Campus Director, and is currently serving as Faith Farm’s Chief Executive Officer.
Assistant to the CEO

Frank Grisanty

Frank Grisanty began his association with Faith Farm in 1986 as a student and it is not too dramatic to say that God, a praying wife, and the Faith Farm Ministries are the reasons Frank is alive today. So profound was the Farm’s influence in his life, that he brought his wife and two year old son into the ministry in 1988 and stayed for 22 years. Working his way up from Yard Crew Supervisor to Administrative positions, Frank and his family are sold out to the God ordained mission of Faith Farm. Called out by God in 2008, Frank gained invaluable experience in various positions at Gulfstream Goodwill and other service organizations, and he is thankful to be able to bring this experience, once again, to the ministry.
Campus Director

Rajesh Parekh

Raj arrived at Faith Farm in 1989 as a student and subsequently graduated from the program. After serving and giving back to the ministry, he left in 1994 to become the Director of Abiding Hearts, a Christian support program, only to return in 2010, when answering God’s call. He became the Supervisor for Outside Sales in the Boynton Beach store and later became the Supervisor for the IT/Electronics Department. Raj instructs and mentors our Extended Program Students in the furthering of their Spiritual growth. Raj is currently serving as the Director of our Boynton Beach campus.
Assistant Campus Director

Charlie Robinson

Charlie graduated the Fort Lauderdale program in 2015. After graduation, Charlie accepted a position in the Behavioral Health field as a Case Manager. Charlie answered God’s call to full time ministry when he returned to Faith Farm Fort Lauderdale in 2017 as Administrative Staff over our New Furniture Department. He has since transferred to our Boynton Beach campus where he now serves as our Assistant Director. Charlie loves fishing and spending time with his beautiful wife Marina and their 5 wonderful children.
Campus Intake Coordinator

Micah Farley

Micah graduated the Faith Farm Okeechobee program in 2013. He has a heart for the Lord and the desire to help men find the restoration of life that he found through Christ.
He has been employed by Faith Farm since 2015. He moved to Boynton in 2021 where he now serves as Intake Coordinator. He is blessed with a wife, 2 sons and 3 daughters.
Campus Director and Pastor

Ramon Ayala

Pastor Ramon Ayala has a powerful testimony of his victory over addiction by faith in Jesus Christ and is a 2012 graduate of Faith Farm’s sister ministry, Dunklin Memorial Camp. After completing the program at Dunklin, Ramon stayed on to serve and continue a process of personal and family healing for three years before moving on to Canaan Church in Miami, a restoration church for families. He served four years there, where he was ordained as a pastor dedicated himself to the restoration of broken families. Pastor Ramon, his wife Monica, and their four children joined Faith Farm Ministries in November of 2019.
Assistant Director

Dairon Del Campo M.

Dairon Del Campo M. recognizes today what the mercy and grace of God is on his life. Addiction took hold of his life growing up and the majority of his Adulthood. In 2019 God called him out of addiction after hitting rock-bottom and getting an ultimatum from his family. He’s a former graduate from Dunklin Memorial Church our sister program. Since 2020, Dairon has been part of Faith Farm’s team. Dairon has an extended resume working as a leader and manager for many years at a secular level. Today he continues to lead and share from his own experience and testimony in our body and community with his wife and three children as part of Faith Farm Ministries.
Campus Intake Coordinator

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Campus Director

Lee Jolicoeur

Lee came to Faith Farm Ministries in 2014. He was a homeland missionary/pastor with many years of experience in ministering to people that are broken and hurting. Lee also has business and entrepreneurial experience. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Transformational Christian Ministry from Warner University. His experience and education uniquely equips him to help lead Faith Farm’s Okeechobee Campus. Lee is married and has two daughters.
Assistant Campus Director

Marc Murphy

Marc has been with Faith Farm since February 2005, when he entered the Okeechobee Campus as a Student. After successfully completing Faith Farm’s Basic Program, he stayed as an Advanced Student to explore God’s call to the ministry. When the call came to remain with Faith Farm as an employee, he accepted that call and served as the Okeechobee Campus Intake Counselor, and is currently serving as Assistant Campus Director. He is married to Melissa and has two sons.
Campus Intake Coordinator

Nikki Foxworth

Nikki came to Faith Farm as a student in 2016 after 16 years of addiction. After completing the first stage of Faith Farm’s program, Nikki completed two additional years of the Faith Farm Advanced Student program where he continued his growth as a disciple of Christ. Nikki was then hired to serve in the Intake Department where he has the opportunity to share Christ and help restore lives to God.
Women's Program Manager

Joan Green

Carolyn Joan (“Jo-An”) Green is a native South Carolinian, who grew up on the west coast of Florida in Pasco County, but graduated high school in Broward County. After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Pathology/Psychology from Xavier University in New Orleans, Louisiana, she began a career in social services. After 10 years in New Orleans, she returned to Florida with her husband and children, continuing in what has become almost 40 years in the social services/mental health professions. In the meantime, she earned her Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology from Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida, while working as a Protective Supervision Counselor with the Department of Children and Families. Subsequently, she became a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. Joan was born again and began a personal relationship with the Lord over 46 years ago. Interwoven throughout the fabric of those, sometimes, tumultuous years has been the “very present help” of a faithful and loving Father manifested by His consistent provisions, constant protection, and continual restoration. He has, systematically, caused every deposit that was made in her life to work together for her good and for HIS glory. Joan is a published author and the matriarch of a family of three wonderful children and six remarkable grandchildren.
Campus Intake Coordinator

Tisa Spears

Tisa graduated Faith Farm Ministries in 2017. After graduation, she transitioned to the Calvary Women’s Home in Ft. Lauderdale where she became the Assistant House Manager. She also began working at a secular rehabilitation center as a Behavioral Health Technician. It was there where God began using her to share her story with the women who didn’t know Him, unaware that He was preparing her for the assignment He was getting ready to call her to. Tisa returned to Faith Farm Ministries as the Intake Coordinator for the Eastham Home for Women in 2018, and is both grateful and humbled to be entrusted as a sign post pointing precious souls back to the heart of God.
President

Brandon Tucker

Brandon serves as President of Faith Farm’s Board of Directors
Vice President

Dr. Mary Drabik

Mary serves as Vice President of Faith Farm’s Board of Directors.
Board Member

Rev. Michael G. Brown

Pastor Mike Brown has been around Faith Farm for most of his life. In 1959, when he was 7 years old, his father, Rev. Gurnade Brown, came to oversee the original Ft. Lauderdale Rescue Mission. In June of 1974, upon graduating from Bible College, Mike became a staff member at the Ft. Lauderdale campus. He was mentored in the Word and on the job by “Pappy”, Rev. Garland Eastham, Founder of Faith Farm Ministries, and later became Pappy’s assistant until his death. Mike served over 23 years with Faith Farm Ministries, working in almost every staff position and on all three campuses, including serving as CEO. In 1997, Mike left Faith Farm to serve as pastor of another recovery ministry in Indiantown, Florida, called Dunklin Memorial Camp, where he served as President of Dunklin International helping to establish other locations similar to FFM and DMC in the United States and other parts of the world. Mike, and his wife, Theresa, have two married sons, Dustin and Aaron. They also enjoy six grandchildren. On June 1, 2003, he and his wife, Theresa, founded The Gathering Church in Okeechobee, Florida, where he presently serves as Senior Pastor. Additionally, he is founder and CEO of Mike Brown Ministries International, where he continues to do consulting for recovery ministries at home and abroad.
Secretary

Janice Beeker

Janice serves as the Secretary of Faith Farm’s Board of Directors
Teasurer

Michael Percy

Michael Percy serves as Teasurer of Faith Farm.
Board Member

Donna Marrah

Donna serves as a member of Faith Farm’s Board of Directors
Board Member

Faith Bolton

Faith serves as a member of Faith Farm’s Board of Directors
Board Member

Joe Guadagnino

Joe serves as a member of Faith Farm’s Board of Directors.
Board Member

Dr. Gail Neer

Gail serves as a member of Faith Farm’s Board of Directors
Board Member Emeritus

Bennetto Harriott

Bennetto serves on Faith Farm’s Board of Directors
Board Member

Mike Anthony

Mike serves as a member of Faith Farm’s Board of Directors.

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