Josiah Haynes Testimonial

Erik Clark Testimonial

Penny, I just want to say I owe a lot to you and Ronnie for who I am now and I’m grateful that I came to the Good Shepherd when I did. I was going to end up dead or worse.

After leaving Good Shepherd Recovery House, I eventually went to work at a mental health facility and was working on becoming a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. But since then, I have had the opportunity to take a position at a medical practice in Fort Oglethorpe and I’m going to go back to school to be a Physician’s assistant. The Lord has really blessed me!

I have also gotten remarried. God put a wonderful woman in my life that loves me like I’ve never been loved before. She is also a nurse and encourages me and supports me in every way.

All of my legal matters have been settled and doors have opened to me. God has been so good to me and all it took was making a decision…I remember you teaching me that.
I never realized the power of making decisions, especially the right ones.

Stephen Henderson

What was good for you during your stay?
The support I always felt I had. The guys in the house felt like family and penny was like my second mom.

What could have been better?

In the moment I may have had some complaints but looking back now from the outside the only complains I would have had would have been from my own decisions. Honestly couldn’t have received any better treatment than what I got.

If anything, what did Good Shepherd do for you?
Helped me learn how to live my life sober . Was a changing point in my life and the longest I’ve ever been sober. Helped me learn how to deal with why I wanted to use rather than just helping get me off the drugs .


Good Shepherd saved R’s life, our relationship, and helped mend pains and hurts we wouldn’t have known how to deal with otherwise. The family counseling was a HUGE contributor to our success for our relationship troubles.

RK’s Wife

The Good Shepherd program helped me turn my life around when I needed it the most. The sternness and discipline taught there changed my mindset on how to deal with life’s challenges and drug addiction. The classes and responsibilities helped me become a better man and father to my family coming home. It was definitely an experience I will never forget and will always cherish going forward. Thank you Ronnie and Penny Haynes.

Jonathan Applin

The Good Shepherd saved my life. I struggled with addiction for 10 years and lost everything in my life. Mrs Penny and Pastor Ronnie helped me get to the root of my problem and gave me the tools to get my life back on track.


With my stay here at the Good Shepherd I really learned about freedom and how important it is. I learned about God and the things He has done for us. Plus about the feelings for my family. Being here at the Good Shepherd was about the best thing that has happened in my life.