About Faith Home
Founded in 1966 by Danny W. Barnes, Aline Barnes, and Rex McCravy, Faith Home has grown from a regionally known provider into a nationally recognized program of faith-based alcohol and drug addiction recovery. The eight-week inpatient program was initially launched as a residential recovery home for 14 men in Greenwood, South Carolina, the site of our current 67-acre main campus. Because of Faith Home’s unwavering commitment to its mission, God has graciously allowed the ministry to bloom and flourish as we meet the needs of men and women at our four campus facilities; Greenwood Main, Spartanburg Men and Women, and Abbeville. Faith Home is the largest Christian Recovery Program in the Southeast with a 135 resident bed capacity.
~the recurring theme during each stage of growth
Since our founding, over 45,000 men and women seeking freedom from alcoholism and drug addiction have entered the program. Faith Home is unique in the recovery community in that it provides the eight-week inpatient program at no cost to any participant. Our operation has been funded totally through private donations, church partners, the resale stores, corporate gifts, and grants. Faith Home is a 501 (C) 3 non-profit, non-sectarian ministry.
The late Aline “Mama” Barnes served as Faith Home’s Executive Director for twenty years following the death of her husband, co-founder Danny W. Barnes. Under the direction of Mama Barnes, Faith Home rapidly increased resident capacity, expanded the Faith Home Chapel, constructed new male staff and resident dorms, acquired and expanded the Abbeville women’s facility, acquired and expanded the Cowpens facility, and modernized the resale operations. Mama Barnes remained steadfast and faithful in her long leadership of Faith Home.
James Gowan, Faith Home’s new Executive Director, was elected by unanimous vote of the Board of Directors in October of 2022. James was admitted as a resident in June of 2012 and came up through the ranks holding every ministry job along the way. As manager, he worked very closely with Mama Barnes for several years and was the only logical choice to continue in her footsteps. The ministry continues to bloom and flourish under James’s leadership. James is committed to keep the Faith Home’s program the same with a balance between Christ-centered spirituality and 12-Step recovery. There are, however, plans to expand our counseling staff to provide resident case management and aftercare support.
“I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” ~Jesus of Nazareth