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Recovery Church Movement Prayer



A Church Created BY the Recovery Community FOR the Recovery Community

Phil Dvorak Recovery Church Movement


Founder and President 

Pastor Phil Dvorak is the founder and president of Recovery Church Movement. He has served as a pastor, church planter, and as a ministry executive. However, his passion for those impacted by addiction is palpable.


He coauthored a 30-Day recovery guide with Dr. Paul Meier (founder of Meier Clinics) and Dr. Jared Pingleton (Vice President American Association of Christian Counselors). He is ordained by the Christian & Missionary Alliance and a licensed mental health counselor. Phil has personally served thousands of individuals. His treatment curriculums have been published and implemented by a number of treatment centers across the country.


He has a passion to see people recover from the disease of addiction and be a part of the solution to this crisis in our nation. He is a devoted husband, father, and servant leader. Phil and his wife Sara have five children. “Pastor Phil Dvorak is fast becoming one of the foremost leaders in the field of Christian addiction treatment. His compassionate, insightful, yet firm approach connects to your heart in a truly life-giving way” -Dr. Tim Clinton President of the American Association of Christian Counselors.

JUNIOR SAINT-VAL Recovery Church


Pastor and National Coach

Junior resides in West Palm Beach, FL with his amazing wife, Mandie, and 2 beautiful boys, JR & Avery. They are honored to be a part of the incredible move of God at Recovery Church. Junior worked in business in his 20’s and started down a path of addiction to drugs and alcohol. In 2013, God delivered him from his addiction. Junior now believes his pain is his ministry! He and his family are on a mission to see addicts and alcoholics find freedom from their bondage of addiction. He has the privilege to be the National Coach for Recovery Church Movement and the teaching Pastor at Journey Church in Lake Worth & Boynton Beach, FL. He has served as the Discipleship Pastor, Groups Pastor, Kids Pastor, and teaching Pastor at Journey Church for several years. He is passionate about seeing lives transformed to live and love like Jesus. The Saint-Val family truly believes that we will have a Recovery Church in every city in America and beyond. 

Max Ingram Recovery Church Movement


Online Pastor

Max Ingram oversees our Recovery Church Online. He has over two decades of experience in recovery and ministry. He is an ordained minister with the Evangelical Church Alliance.


Currently, he oversees multiple weekly online services for Recovery Church, develops content for Studio Recovery Church and has dedicated his full focus to the ministry of the Recovery Church Movement. Max lives in Marlton, NJ, just outside Philadelphia, and is married to Jill for over 20 years, and they have three children, Lily, Max III, and Bradley. In addition, Max loves movies and is a big Auburn, soccer, and Philadelphia sports fan.



Communications and Logistics Manager

Michael became addicted to drugs and alcohol during his teenage years which lead to various treatment centers and homelessness. After 11 years in active addiction, he decided to move to South Florida and go to treatment. In treatment, Michael experienced life transformation as he gave his life to Christ.

Since moving to Florida, Michael has gotten married to his wife Hayley, and has graduated from Southeastern University with a BS in Ministerial Leadership. He has been part of Recovery Church for several years and is a leader within Recovery Church Movement. Michael helps to develop many of the systems and communication methods within Recovery Church Movement. His story is a testament to the life transformation that will happen through living a Christ-centered life.

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Discipleship and Operations Pastor

Through the pain of addiction and alcoholism, Mitch found Jesus and His Church.  In his early sobriety, God directed him to a church that helped him find freedom through discipleship and the 12 steps which made Recovery Church so attractive to him.  He has always had a focus and passion to minister specifically to those in recovery and loves to help birth new ministries/efforts.  Mitch helped to launch and currently still serves at Recovery Church Delray Beach and is passionate about educating and equipping people for a holistic approach to their recovery.  Mitch and his wife Jolene have two children and reside in Delray Beach.

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