Rapha Recovery is a State Certified “Faith Based Initiative” designed to be part of God’s workmanship for good works as described in Ephesians 2:10. Our purpose is to do the good work of helping those recovering from their habits, hurt, and hangups associated with past or present life experiences. We do this by using a biblical worldview of speaking the truth in love (Ephesians 4:15) and depending on the Holy Spirit of God to heal those He has placed under our care.

Our objectives include meeting the “here and now” of an individual’s need as described in James 2: 14-16 through our resources are referral resources.  Second, providing a continuum of care through believers who are compassionate and passionate about helping anyone to recover from their habits, hurt, and hangups as described in James 2: 1-7. Third, being proactive in recognizing and restoring others who show signs of relapse as described in James 5: 19-20.

Sam Elkins (PH.D.) and Elizabeth Elkins (MSW) are points of contact for the Rapha Recovery Group at Dotson Memorial Baptist Church. Recovery meetings are held every Wednesday at 6 pm.  Dinner is served for participants at 5 pm during the school year and child care is available. They can be contacted for an appointment using the following contact information:


Church Office –  (Monday – Thursday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM)    865-984-9240


Email [email protected]