RU began as a Bible Study at North Love Baptist Church in April, 1996, with just one student. That person left after one week, and the next four weeks were spent teaching the spouses of the teachers. After those weeks, four new people began to attend. These four attended for the next two years. Their addictions became the foundation that the ministry would build on: food addiction, crack cocaine, alcohol, and pornography. Four different people, four crippling addictions, yet only one need: Jesus Christ! Over the course of this little Bible Study began to grow as the Truth began to make people free.
In 2000, this Friday night program, complete with curriculum, began to be implemented into other communities across the country. Today, over 1,000 chapters of RU have been planted across the globe!
Along with our local recovery ministry, RU also runs two residential treatment programs, (one for men and one for women) to restore broken lives. God has blessed us with the acquisition of two former nursing homes where the heart of our ministry resides. These two locations, once broken down and vacated, are now beautifully restored like the lives of those who live there and victoriously graduate the program.