Bremerton House

We opened our Bremerton House in 2016. Ken Riley and Jeff Secrest direct the Bremerton House and their wives Kim and Becky serve with them support the families of residents. Hear their remarkable stories

Ken & Kim Riley

KEN' Story 

I believe that the power of addiction needs to be faced head on. It is destroying men and women everyday, leaving them helpless and hopeless searching for a cure. I know this phenomenon from personal experience. I was raised in the church, and yet I fell victim to the death grip of addiction. For many years I hid and even incubated  an addiction to drugs, alcohol and pornography until I was forced to face my addictions head on. I hit rock bottom and had to surrender my addictions to the grace of God and allow them to be covered by the blood of Jesus Christ. Through God's grace, I was able to get professional help and support from people who loved me. I disclosed my addictive behavior to my wife, and we are on a life long journey together as we continually follow God's leading as our family grows in God's grace together.

I strongly believe that the Mission House is a God ordained space that is a culture of light where Jesus can break the chains of addiction and set people free. There is too much at stake. There are too many families that are broken, too many lives that are destroyed and too many dreams that are on hold because of the trap of addiction. I am committed to doing whatever possible to help heal this epidemic; so lives can be transformed, families restored, and the captives set free in Jesus' name!

KIM'S STORY

I'm Ken's wife Kim, and I am extremely passionate about helping women who are supporting their spouses as they go through their experience at the Mission House.  I believe that women need the space to express their concerns to people who are ready to listen and comfort them. I am willing to give my time, use my personal experience, and  school knowledge to help women as they go through this journey with their partners.

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JEFF and Becky SECREST

JefF's Story

Hello, my name is Jeff Secrest. I am a Mission House graduate. Drugs, alcohol and sin have been a part of most of my life. Knowing Jesus as my Lord and Savior has not.

Leading up to my residency at the Mission House I was taking blood pressure medications, prescribed pills for depression, anxiety, sleeplessness and chewing tobacco combined with a fifth of Vodka a day. I was doing my best to hide this and keep it together. I failed miserably. I lost my job, was asked to leave our house by my wife Becky and our marriage was hanging by a thread.

God had a better plan. God nudged my wife to give me a phone number that led to blood work, a bed in detox and checking into the Mission House all in 4 days! That is where I met Jesus. The Mission House breaks you down and trains you up in the ways of God!

We study the bible, pray, work, eat, serve, attend church, worship and fellowship together as the body of Christ should. I am blessed to say that the Lord has and is restoring our marriage to His design, there is no need for any of the medications any more and He has provided us with this great opportunity of leading men out of addiction and into a relationship with Him. From not knowing Him to knowing only Him is changing my life daily. I look forward to meeting you and would love to share more of what Christ is going to do in your life!

Becky's STORY

My name is Becky and Jeff is my Husband.  Jeff went into Mission House in March of 2014.  At that point I had gotten very used to raising our six year old and two year old twins without his help.  I had watched him sink deeper and deeper into his addiction and darkness for years and God had brought me to a place where I knew he needed to be away from me and our family to get the help he needed. So I packed his bags with a heart set on divorce and he went to Mission House.

I needed Mission House as much as Jeff.  While he was gone, God worked on my heart.  He removed my self-righteous anger and my bitterness and replaced it with forgiveness. He began healing me and drew me near to Him. This began the rebuilding of our marriage with Christ at the center.

My desire is to come alongside wives who are embarking on a journey of healing of their own while their spouses are in Mission House. I want to give support, encouragement and practical assistance so that women know they are not alone.