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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

About Faith Farm Ministries

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.

Meet the Faith Farm Team

Administration

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Rick Aspden
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
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Frank Grisanty
ASSISTANT TO THE CEO

Boynton Beach Campus

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Rajesh Parekh
CAMPUS DIRECTOR
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Charlie Robinson​
ASSISTANT CAMPUS DIRECTOR​
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Micah Farley​
CAMPUS INTAKE COORDINATOR​

Ft. Lauderdale Campus​

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Douglas Lidwell
CAMPUS DIRECTOR AND PASTOR
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Ramon Ayala​
ASSISTANT CAMPUS DIRECTOR​
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Stephen Heath
CAMPUS INTAKE COORDINATOR​

Okeechobee Campus

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Lee Jolicoeur​
CAMPUS DIRECTOR​
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Marc Murphy​
ASSISTANT CAMPUS DIRECTOR
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Nikki Foxworth​
CAMPUS INTAKE COORDINATOR​

Eastham Women's Campus

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Joan Green
WOMEN'S PROGRAM MANAGER
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Tisa Spears
PROGRAM INTAKE COORDINATOR

Board of Directors

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Boynton Beach Thrift Store

9538 U.S. Highway 441Boynton Beach, FL  33472(561) 737-2222

Service Times:

Store Hours: Monday - Saturday, 9 am to 6 pmClosed Sunday

Fort Lauderdale Thrift Store

1980 NW 9th AvenueFort Lauderdale, FL. 33311(954) 763-7787

Service Times:

Store Hours: Monday - Saturday, 9 am to 6 pmClosed Sunday

Okeechobee Thrift Store

1852 FL-70Okeechobee, FL 34972(863) 467-4342

Service Times:

Store Hours: Monday - Saturday, 9 am to 5 pmClosed Sunday

Okeechobee Campus

7595 Northeast 128th AvenueOkeechobee, FL 34972(863) 763-4224 – Campus

Rick Aspden

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

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.

Frank Grisanty

ASSISTANT TO THE CEO

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.

Rajesh Parekh

CAMPUS DIRECTOR

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 Interim Director at our Boynton Beach campus.

Charlie Robinson​

ASSISTANT CAMPUS DIRECTOR​

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.

Micah Farley​

CAMPUS INTAKE COORDINATOR​

E-mail: info@faithfarm.org

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.

Douglas Lidwell

CAMPUS DIRECTOR AND PASTOR

Pastor Douglas Lidwell holds degrees in Communication and Theology from colleges in his home state of Illinois. He was ordained as a pastor at Christ Temple Church in Huntington, West Virginia, after serving as an associate pastor in an urban mission church plant in Pekin, Illinois. In 2013 Pastor Douglas and his wife Heather answered the call of God to come to Faith Farm. Their desire is to minister the abundance of grace & the gift of righteousness, to see families restored, and to advance the Kingdom of God by strengthening men in a dynamic way that focuses on their new identity in Christ.

Ramon Ayala​

ASSISTANT CAMPUS DIRECTOR​

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.

Stephen Heath

CAMPUS INTAKE COORDINATOR​

E-mail: info@faithfarm.org

“In early 2019 after nearly 30 years in addiction I finally stopped running from God and submitted myself to our sister program Dunklin Memorial Camp.  The Lord met me there and it was then that I freely gave my life to him for the first time.  From that point on the Lord has restored every aspect of my life.  I am now truly Rescued, restored and Redeemed.  My program was eleven and a half months long but it did not end at graduation.  From there I went to the Courageous House in Stuart Florida, a Faith based transitional program, and spent another 12 months building my foundation and strengthening my relationship with the Lord, walking in his will and trying to understand his purpose in my life and my calling.  From there He opened a door at Faith Farm Fort Lauderdale as the Omega Transition counselor and teacher in Orientation for the new men in the regular program.  I now have dedicated my life to giving back to men what God so freely gave to me.”

Stephen Heath is currently serving as the Fort Lauderdale campus Intake Coordinator.

Lee Jolicoeur​

CAMPUS DIRECTOR​

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.

Marc Murphy​

ASSISTANT CAMPUS DIRECTOR

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.



Nikki Foxworth​

CAMPUS INTAKE COORDINATOR​

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.

 

Joan Green

WOMEN'S PROGRAM MANAGER

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.

Tisa Spears

CAMPUS INTAKE COORDINATOR

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.

Dr. Mary Drabik

VICE PRESIDENT

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

 

Rev. Michael G. Brown

BOARD MEMBER

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.

Janice Beeker

SECRETARY

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

Donna Marrah

BOARD MEMBER

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

Faith Bolton

BOARD MEMBER

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

Joe Guadagnino

BOARD MEMBER

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

Dr. Gail Neer

BOARD MEMBER

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

 

Bennetto Harriott

BOARD MEMBER EMERITUS

Bennetto serves on Faith Farm’s Board of Directors

Mike Anthony

BOARD MEMBER

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

Brandon Tucker

PRESIDENT

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