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We’re exceedingly grateful to the incredible publications who choose to write about RU Recovery Ministries. To see our very own brand in the headlines today is incredibly humbling. We hope that you find many of the resources that you need here on this page. If you are in need of further information or a statement you can call our Executive Director Tim Farley at 815.209.2803 or email

Additional coverage and information from RU Recovery will be forthcoming. For any questions regarding media or marketing, please contact Brad Woodbury or Benjamin Smith.

Brad Woodbury
Chief Financial Officer/Director of Development

Benjamin Smith
Design and Marketing Supervisor

RU is a biblically based, Christ-centered recovery program, designed to rescue, recover, and restore those in addictive behaviors with the power of the hidden life found only in Jesus Christ.

RU is an addiction recovery class, that started in Rockford, Illinois, and offers residential help for addicted men and ladies, that now has expanded into churches, prisons, and communities across the US and around the world.



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Monday, June 17, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Church leaders from across the country are coming to Rockford, IL to be trained on how to help those struggling with addiction.



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July 19, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Faith-Based Recovery Program that helps hurting people and communities earns the 2018 Platinum GuideStar Nonprofit Profile Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar.



July 19, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: RU Recovery Ministries Receives a Commendation from the Ohio State House of Representatives

DOWNLOAD:  PRESS-RELEASE-RU-Recovery-Receives-Commendation-from-Ohio.pdf

DOWNLOAD:  Letter of Commendation from the Ohio State Legislator


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May 24, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Hundreds Expected to Attend Annual Training Conference on Faith-Based Addiction Recovery Hosted by RU Recovery Ministries.

DOWNLOAD: PRESS RELEASE: Recovery Conference 2018

May 24, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Faith-Based Addiction Recovery Banquet to be held at newly renovated Cliffbreakers Riverside Hotel & Conference Center.

DOWNLOAD:  PRESS RELEASE: Recovery Banquet 2018


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April 12. 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Local Rockford Group Successfully Lobbies for a Resolution to Recognize Faith-Based Addiction Recovery Programs in the Ohio State Legislator.

DOWNLOAD:  PRESS RELEASE: RU Recovery Ministries




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September 7, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OHIO State Representative, Ron Young to Host rally at Statehouse. “Faith Based Recovery for America.”

DOWNLOAD: Download the Press Release (OHIO RALLY)

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August 23, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: RU Recovery Ministries to offer AID in response to President Trump’s statement concerning the country’s opioid addiction.

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September 7, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: RU Recovery Ministries to bring faith-based addiction program to the Philippines.

DOWNLOAD: Philippines Press Release




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About RU

Our Story
About Our Founder
Our Staff
What We Believe About Addictions

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Mission Statement

RU is a biblically based, Christ-centered recovery program designed to rescue, recover, and restore those in addictive behaviors with the power of the victorious hidden life found only in Jesus Christ.
Gal. 2:20, 2 Tim. 2:24-26, Gal. 6:1, 1 Cor. 15:57, 2 Cor. 4:7

501c3 Declaration

RU Recovery Ministries or Reformers Unanimous is a 501c3 non-profit organization. See Guidestar Profile.

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RU In the Press:

Doctor Donates $2500 to RU Recovery Ministries to Combat the Opioid Crisis
Local churches combine efforts to combat opioid epidemic with recovery program – The Journal
Recovering opioid addict opens up about recovery – WNEM Channel 5 News
Josh and Anna Duggar enjoyed a family outing in Rockford, Illinois, this weekend — the very same city where Josh checked into a faith-based rehab facility in August 2015 – People Magazine
Bob Balinger District 97 Representative Former Local Chapter Director of RU Recovery Program – Madison County Record
Programs backed by the council include Reformers Unanimous, which weekly has more than 100 people at the Martinsville Baptist Tabernacle each Friday. The program goes to the jail with the attempt to get inmates off drugs before they’re out behind bars. – Fox 59 News MOORESVILLE, Ind.
Judge DeWeese values RU’s spiritual approach –
Mansfield News Journal

Rockford-based addiction recovery program leaders heading to Philippines – Rockford Register Star
Reformers Unanimous to offer faith-based addiction treatment – Owatonna Peoples Press
North Love Baptist Church Home of RU Recovery Ministries prepares to celebrate 50th anniversary – Rockford Register Star
RU Recovery Ministries to host Envision the Vision banquet – Rockford Register Star
Benjamin Burks from RU Recovery Ministries speaks about Addiction at Addiction Forum with Senator Ted Cruz – CSPAN
RU Program Offers Hope for Recovering Addicts – The Ledger Independent
Longmont Man Survives Party Life, now Directs Faith-based recovery group – Longmont Times-Call
Sheriff Recommends RU – Tri-County Times
Addiction in the Church – Christian Post
Prince Albert Daily Herald
RU Founder Passes Away

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Download Icon Paul Kingsbury Co-Founder/President of RU Recovery Ministries

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RU Branding Package

In 2014, the organization changed its name from Reformers Unanimous to RU Recovery Ministries.

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RU Recovery Ministries Logomark


Our Branding Colors

Secondary Color

Dark Blue

Hex Code: 24405A
RGB: 36, 64, 90
CMYK: 97, 63, 39, 36


Accent Color


Hex Code: 8BB238
RGB: 139, 178, 57
CMYK: 55, 11, 97, 2


Black Color


Hex Code: 212121
RGB: 33, 33, 33
CMYK: 78, 69, 68, 62


Grey Color

Dark Grey

Hex Code: 5B5B5B
RGB: 91, 91, 91
CMYK: 68, 58, 56, 23


Primary Color


Hex Code: FFFFFF
RGB: 255, 255, 255
CMYK: 0, 0, 0, 0


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Staff Bio

Paul Kingsbury

Co-Founder/President of RU Recovery Ministries
Dr. Paul Kingsbury has been the senior pastor of North Love Baptist Church since 1982, with a congregation that has grown to nine hundred regular attending members. His ministry includes a private Christian school, Bible College, Bus Ministry, and is the home of Reformers Unanimous Recovery Ministries. Thousands of people have come to Christ out of serious addictions and are experiencing freedom and victory through this program. Pastor Kingsbury’s church has also opened discipleship homes for men and women, where they may be mentored from a lifestyle of stubborn habits to developing a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Benjamin Burks

International Director of RU Recovery Ministries
In 2001, Brother Burks attended the first conference in Rockford, Illinois hosted by Reformers Unanimous. He left Rockford with an intense desire to go home to Virginia and reach the addicted within his community.  He began a chapter in Virginia shortly after returning home from that conference.  His heart was stirred to reach the addicted not only in that community but also across America.  God led him and his family to Rockford, Illinois in 2003, only two years after attending that conference, to become the International Director of the fastest growing addiction ministry in the United States.

Brother Burks is a Bible school graduate and has worked as an Assistant Pastor, Senior Pastor, and Staff Evangelist.  He has been in ministry since 1984 and has watched through the years as his family, friends, and acquaintances have had their lives wrecked because of the many addictions that Satan uses to destroy lives.  He has seen the destruction up close and from afar and grew tired of watching lives and families destroyed.  God has given to him a burden and a tool to help people who are held captive by their addictions and stubborn habits.  “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” – John 8:32

He has used this tool, and seen thousands of lives changed and people set free from their chains of addiction.  Reformers Unanimous is a faith-based addiction program designed to direct the addicted back to God’s support group—the local church.  Brother Burks is now privileged to travel and train others how to help the addicted within their communities.  He is available to answer all questions about bringing RU to your community.


Dr. George Crabb, D.O

International Director of RU Recovery Ministries
Dr. George T. Crabb (D.O., F.A.C.O.I.) is a Board Certified Internal Medicine physician and a Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Internist. He practices Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine in Naples, Florida. He is a member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, the American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine and the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association. In addition to practicing Internal and Addiction Medicine in Naples, Florida, Dr. Crabb writes medical communications for RU Recovery Ministries.