MEET THE RECOVERY CHURCH LEADERSHIP TEAM
A Church Created BY the Recovery Community FOR the Recovery Community
TEAM MEMBERS ARE LISTED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER BY LAST NAME
Mark lives in Nashville, TN, and has been a part of the entertainment industry for over 20 years. As a composer and writer for television, film and stage, Mark has had the honor of having his work performed on national and international television, stages and the big lights of Broadway in NYC. In 2020, the Lord so graciously freed Mark from alcohol addiction through a rehab center in Tennessee and brought him as a humbled congregant to the newly formed Recovery Church Nashville. Along the way, God drew Mark to an opportunity to serve at RCN as a worship leader and teacher as well as to sponsoring several men who struggle with the same darkness and shame.
Through his time in the entertainment industry, church ministry and through the depths of addiction and its consequences, Mark has found Jesus far more extravagant in His grace and mercy than he ever thought possible. God has truly begun to “restore the years that the locust has eaten” as He continues to use all parts of Mark’s professional and personal experiences to bring Him glory. Mark and his beautiful wife, Megan, are truly in love with Jesus and are passionate about pointing sinners, saints and wanderers of all types toward the incredible saving grace of Jesus and recovery.
REGIONAL COACH - SC, NC, & GA
After years of seeking peace, acceptance, and fulfillment through alcohol and many other things, Jimmy found himself in total despair. It was a place of helplessness and hopelessness, and he did not want to live anymore. Through a series of events, he cried out to God to help him or let him die. He wanted and expected the latter, BUT GOD had other plans. He ended up in a treatment facility and started down the road to recovery in the rooms of AA. He had fully committed to this program of recovery and had a "Spiritual awakening as the result of these steps" but had not fully surrendered to the God who had delivered him from that hopeless state. When he fully surrendered and allowed the Lord to have His way with him, he began to experience a freedom that he'd never experienced before. For the last 15+ years, God has allowed him to work with hundreds of folks in Christ Centered recovery settings. Further testament to His Grace is his amazing wife of 30+ years, Julie, and his two beautiful daughters, Keli and Karis.
Daniel Cornide considers it an honor and a blessing to be part of the leadership team for the Recovery Church Movement. He is passionate about Recovery Church because he has experienced the transformative power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in his own life. Daniel is living in freedom today from his struggles with addiction and has made it his life mission to serve the recovery community through helping others come to know the love, grace, and forgiveness offered through Jesus Christ. Daniel has been working in the substance abuse treatment field for over a decade in which he is a Certified Addictions Professional and Licensed Mental Health Counselor. He is a graduate from Liberty University obtaining his Master's in Professional Counseling. Daniel is currently a Clinical Program Director at All in Solutions Treatment Center where he leads the Faith-Based Recovery Program. He is also serving on the Pastoral Team at Recovery Church of Delray Beach. Daniel is married to his beautiful bride Alexis and has 3 precious daughters Genesis, Trinity, and Zoe.
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.
Pastor Mike has had the privilege of serving Christ in pastoral ministry for 45 years. He Pastored two growing churches in Michigan. He has served as a Bible Conference speaker both nationally and internationally, as an adjunct professor of the Bible at Palm Beach Atlantic University, and as an associate professor in the Seminary Advantage program.
Pastor Mike was invited by Phil Dvorak to help serve in the spiritual care department of The Treatment Center. There he fell in love with recovery ministry, eventually becoming Spiritual Care Director. Pastor Mike has been with Recovery Church from the beginning and helped found the original RC in Lake Worth, Florida. He now serves as the Chairman of the Board of Recovery Church Movement.
Born and raised in Boynton Beach, FL, Marshall now lives in Jupiter Farms with his wife Regina and their two sons, Dylan and Little Marshall. His recovery journey began 20 years ago, but it exploded towards the end of 2021 when he was Born Again and accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. Discovering Recovery Church through Phil Dvorak, a member of his home church, Marshall has been able to blend his passion for recovery and his love of the Gospel, which has become his purpose. He is currently in Graduate School at Palm Beach Atlantic, attaining his Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a concentration in Addiction and Trauma. Marshall hopes to one day be a Christ-centered therapist working in the addiction field.
COMMUNICATIONS AND LOGISTICS PASTOR
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. Michael and his wife Hayley were blessed with their first child, Mackenzie, in February 2023. His story is a testament to the life transformation that will happen through living a Christ-centered life.
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.
JUNIOR SAINT VAL
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.
NATIONAL SPEAKER, COACH AND RELATIONSHIP DEVELOPER
Dr. Sutton has has been free from alcohol and drug addictions for over 42 years. He has trained addictions counselors, taught those preparing for ministry, and as been a mentor to many throughout his career. David has served as an ordained minister for 38 years, holds a PhD in Psychology and a Doctorate in Divinity. He has served both as a pastor, a teacher, and travels internationally teaching addictions recovery and prayer seminars. He has published seven books and continues to write. He provides consulting for addiction rehabilitation programs, that desire to become more effective.
Dr. Sutton has taught and written on prayer. The book "The Optional Element", Developing a Successful Prayer Life, was formulated from his own personal prayer life. David spends many hours everyday in prayer and has taught others how to expand their effectiveness of their own personal prayer and the prayer life of their church.
You will often hear him say, "I don't have a ministry that I pray for, I have a prayer life and out of the overflow is my ministry."
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.