What to expect
When you come expect to feel the love of God and His power. Anticipate a supernatural experience of wisdom, grace, and family. You will feel right at home as you engage with our community, empowering individuals, families, communities, and cities.
How we started
Pastor Michael Tomlinson had a 30-year heroin addiction and served 18 years in various state prisons. He became a Christian in June of 1989, but that wasn’t enough to keep him from going back to prison two more times.
As he sat there in prison and witnessed the same men coming in over and over again, God revealed to him that these men needed discipleship training to stay out of prison.
Pastor Tomlinson was released for the last time and in 1996, Jordan Crossing Ministries was established.
For the past 25 years, Jordan Crossing Ministries has discipled a vast amount of men who were released from prison, jail, and off the streets.
In addition, a women’s discipleship home called "The 2nd Step" was established as well. Many women and their children were discipled and set free from addictions.
We provide a 12-month discipleship training for men and women caught in drug or alcohol addiction. It is in patient treatment.
We have 5 men’s homes, 4 separate homes for transitional living for men and fathers who are graduates.
Also, we have 3 homes for women and mothers. We also have 6 women’s homes for transitional living for graduates.
This ministry has derived its revenue from residential private pay, and charitable donations.
Reconciliation of families
Job training and work assignments
Christian 12-step support groups within the community.
Extensive bible studies
Strict accountability training for each disciple
What makes this ministry successful? It is the comprehensive Christian training and emphasis on individual accountability to the word of God.
80% of all our graduates have successfully integrated back into society.
Recently our beloved Pastor, Michael Tomlinson went on to be with the Lord. He finished his race...Well done faithful servant.
Pastor T's son in the Lord, Pastor Billy Speer has taken the ministry gauntlet and is moving the ministry forward in wonderful and exciting new ways, Pastor T is looking down and smiling from Heaven, saying "This is my son in whom I am well pleased!"
Please contact us if you are interested about hearing all of the new and exciting changes that are happening in this ministry!
First and foremost to bring souls to lay at the feet of our Master Jesus Christ and then to disciple those we bring. To cast an aftercare/discipleship net of strict accountability to God’s word across the U.S.A. and to bridge the gap between the ex offender, the addict, the homeless, lost and the bride.
Statement of Faith
We believe in one God. Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe in the Father who is the creator, the Son who is the Redeemer, and the Holy Spirit as a regenerator.
We believe that Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God, born of a virgin, put to death on a cross, and raised the third day by the Holy Spirit.
We believe Jesus ascended into heaven and was seated at the right hand of the Father.
We believe He will come again to receive His bride to Himself.
We believe that the Holy Spirit was sent back to us as the comforter, to comfort us until His return.
We believe we are sinners saved by grace.
Matthew 28:19 Discipleship
My thought is that God is the God of aftercare. When he led the children of Israel out of Egypt, he did not leave them alone. He was there as a cloud by day, and a fire by night, and when Christ went back to heaven, he sent the Holy Ghost.
Now we need to disciple those we lead to Christ. This is aftercare. Those coming out of the Egypt of drug addiction, or prison need more than a place to live, they need daily attention, and they need to be flooded with the reality of Christ’s love. Gal. 6:2. They must be taught how to walk this new walk by the renewing of their minds and hearts in Christ – one day at a time.
Our prayer is that you will help support this ministry and please hold us up in prayer. Nine out of ten people who come here, come here with nothing. Please pray and ask the Lord if he would have you, partner, with us in this aftercare ministry.