Overcomers is a Christ centered 12-step program that began in the mid-1980s when a young man, who was newly clean and sober, wanted to reach out to fellow addicts and show them the freedom he had found in Christ. Since that time, the group has grown into an international ministry that is still reaching those caught in the vise of  life controlling issues.


When Charles and Sharon Burton, Co-Founders of Overcomers Recovery Support, began hearing God speak to their hearts about retiring from this ministry, they looked to see who would step in to continue the ministry. It soon became apparent to them to seek out one of their original group members, Eldred Sawyer, as a potential new leader for the ministry. After much prayer, Eldred Sawyer agreed to take on the ministry under the covering of CareCenter Ministries with David and Dorothea Shields as the Co-Directors.


The vision for Overcomers remains the same! The Shields' personal passion has always been to see those in bondage set free by the power of Jesus, which is in keeping with the core value of Overcomers and CareCenter Ministries. We keep our confidence in the power of Christ Jesus to set any one at liberty who is willing to be submitted to the Lordship of Christ in their life. Overcomers teaches people how to live life free in Christ.


For more information on Overcomers Recovery Support, to find a group near you, or to find out how to start a group, please visit www.recoverysupport.org.


This bible based recovery program, has helped me discover the hidden truth and helped me overcome a life controlling problem. I am now aware that there was a problem that was controlling me. I can recognize when it starts to return and I now know where to turn for strength, Glory to God. Because of His Grace, because He promised, He opened my eyes so I could see, and I am finally FREE.

Marietta MacDonald - Overcomers