Former Panama City Rescue Mission Executive Director, the Rev. Billy Fox has joined the leadership staff at Haven House Mission of Santa Rosa Beach. He began serving as the director of ministry development on April 21.
Fox served as executive director of the Panama City Rescue Mission from 2005 to 2013. He also has led Mission Ministries in Tulsa, Okla., Jacksonville, Fla., and Washington DC over a 30 year ministry career.
The Haven House Mission is a Christian substance abuse recovery program for men. It was established more than 18 years ago in Walton County by founder and Executive Director the Rev. Charles Plauche’. He built the residential treatment center to house more than 30 men in the year-long, life-changing program. The documented success rate over the years has reached as high as 80 percent. That success is measured by not only those completing the program, but also by the number of men who continue to be contributing members of the Christian community.
“We’re very excited to have Billy join our ministry team at Haven House,” Plauche’ said. “His years of diversified experience in recovery ministry will be a great asset.”
Fox’s duties will include public and church relations, fund development and ministry enhancements. “It’s great to be back in ministry and working with men in recovery,” Fox said. “My calling and passion has been to help men rebuild their lives. Being included in Haven House’s continued success is great. They’re not just helping men, they’re putting families back together by teaching men Christian life skills.” Fox will also teach various Bible-based lessons in addiction recovery share in leading Sunday services and perform other ministerial duties.
The Ministry will also begin increasing its outreach to Gulf War and Afghanistan era veterans who developed addictions during their time of service to our country. Fox, an Air Force veteran, will oversee the pilot program. It will be based on several veteran addiction recovery programs developed at former mission ministries he has run.
For more information visit www.havenhouse.net or call 850-622-3774.