LEADERSHIP

Get to know the Recovery Ministries leadership


Tim Cormier

Tim is the founder and President of the ministry. After 23 years in Christian ministry as a pastor and evangelist, a life shattering event caused Tim to abandon the faith. His struggle with depression and insommnia led to an  addiction to methamphetamine (crystal-meth), and within a few months becoming a drug dealer. But the LORD has restored what addiction, sin, and Satan destroyed in his life birthing this ministry focused on delivering the addict. He started a Facebook page called methaddictshelp in 2014, which now has nearly 140,000 followers.  He is married to his wonderful wife Jen.

Ravi Kamath

Ravi is the cofounder, treasurer and a member of the board of directors of the ministry. Born in Bombay, India and raised a nominal Hindu, Ravi came to the US in 1986, and had a successful 27 year business career in investment banking and asset management, but was in spiritual despair with suicidal thoughts numbed by drugs.  He was radically saved at the age of 49, co-founding the ministry shortly thereafter.

Jen Cormier

Jen is Tim's wife, and our Social Media director and a Recovery Mentor. Jen is a Certified Crisis Interventionist, and currently working toward a Certificate in Biblical Counseling. Raised in a troubled and broken home, Jen became a drug addict, and an exotic dancer to help support her drug habit. Thanks to the continuing prayers of her grandparents who had been missionaries in Pakistan, after Tim's conversion, under much conviction and soul searching in rehab, she dedicated her life to Christ.  Jen is the mother of two beautiful children.

Jachin Dardar

Jachin is the cofounder and a member of the board of directors of the ministry. He began preaching at the age of 15 and is now celebrating 48 years of ministry in the Word, with Cindy, his wife of 44 years. They have a 26-1/2 year pastoral career and for the past 17 years have traveled extensively mainly preaching Camp Meetings, Conferences, Revivals, and Seminars. He also serves as Presbyter/Overseer of churches and ministries as well as consultant to pastors and ministers.


​​​​​​​ADVISORY BOARD

Bill Richard

Bill is a member of our Advisory Board.  He is a Masters Level Licensed Addiction Counselor and a Certified Compulsive Gambling Counselor. In 1988 Bill was in a boat explosion where he narrowly escaped death and had a resulting spiritual experience, which led to a major career change. He has followed the Lord’s calling to work with drug addicts, alcoholics and their families for the past 29 years.  He is the founder of Acadiana Addiction Center where he served as Administrator and CEO for nine years.  He has been involved in the development of several Addiction Intensive Outpatient (IOP) programs and is currently the Administrator of Solutions Recovery IOP Program in Lafayette. He is also the CEO of New Beginnings, a full service addiction treatment center in Lake Charles.


Buster Dupuis

Buster is a member of our Advisory Board. In 1999, Buster went through an addiction recovery program in Okeechobe, Florida, where God healed him from the inside out. God then lead Buster and his family to south Louisiana, where He birthed a vision to give out what was given to him; Restoration.  He is the founder of A Place of Restoration in Gray, Louisiana, which facilitates a Christian discipleship program where men can learn how to live a life free from addictions. APOR opened its doors in August 2009 and now houses up to 15 men. In 2013 Buster and his wife Maria moved to Lafayette, Louisiana where they are helping families and couples that battle with addiction. He continues to serve on the board of directors and acts as an advisor on the day to day operations at APOR.

Dwayne Dugas

Dwayne is a member of our Advisory Board. He is the owner of Louisiana Elite Contractors, a locally owned, licensed & insured home improvement contractor, and co-owner of Envirocon Services, a mold remediation company. Dwayne is a recovering alcoholic and drug addict, who was delivered by Jesus about five years ago. His passion is to share the love of Christ with addicts, and he has been an AA/NA sponsor for over five years.