Jumpstart Ministries


It starts out a program and ends up a lifesytle.

  • 209 NW Front St, Walnut Ridge, AR, USA

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Who We Are

   Jumpstart Ministries is a thirteen-month OCIC and multi-phase, Christ centered, work oriented residential recovery program for men and women that provides 24 hour care and supervision in a safe, clean, structured environment conducive to recovery from addiction. Our residents experience spiritual growth while developing a strong work ethic and Christian moral values. They are given random drug screens, all required Life Skills Classes, Bible studies, and attend Church services and functions. A member of Jumpstart Staff will transport residents to court appearances, medical appointments and probation or parole appointments within a 150 mile radius of our office. Zoom video conferencing is also available to all residents as an alternative to in-person appearances regardless of distance. Monthly progress reports are sent to all appropriate parties.

What separates Jumpstart Ministries from other opiod crisis intervention centers and traditional rehabs is the realization that true recovery and rehabilitation is more than just freedom from addiction. It's an entire life changing and rebuilding process, and it's available to anyone who needs a "jumpstart" on a new life. Our goal is to prepare our residents to re-enter society with the necessary tools and training to not only be employable and dependable, but successful in their day to day lives through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Our program is uniquely structured with partnerships and contracts throughout the community, which helps fund the program and provide future job placement for our residents and graduates, giving them the opportunity to earn and save money upon completing Phase One of our program. Advancing to Phase Two is based on personal growth, job performance, attendance and overall attitude, willingness and effort during the first Phase. In phase three, residents are allowed to move into Jumpstart Ministries supervised apartments, and are given Aftercare Classes, along with additional privileges and responsibilities to further prepare them for life after Jumpstart.

Jumpstart Ministries assists residents in acquisition or reinstatement of Driver's Licenses, state ID's, birth certificates, Social Security Cards and GED's. We assist in establishing structured payment plans for fines and child support, and offer community service hours toward payment of those debts if approved by the court. We are committed to offering help, hope and restoration thru the redeeming power of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to those who need it most.

How do I get started?

First, decide if you are willing. Decide if you truly, desperately want help changing who you are, turning your life around, and are willing to do whatever it takes no matter how difficult it may be to do so. Be willing to put in the time and hard work it's going to take to achieve those goals. Be willing to give Jesus a chance to be the answer to ALL your problems.  Be willing to commit to thirteen months.. Are you willing?

Fill out the application below and send it to us. Please be as honest and detailed as you can. Provide your contact information and a member of our staff will get back in touch with you to follow up. If you have legal issues, include all involved parties such as attorneys, prosecutors, judges, probation and parole officers, bail bondsmen, etc.  Be as complete and thorough as you possibly can. The more we know, the more we can help you.

JSM Application for Admission





Danny and Shelly Whitmire

Director of Operations/ President of the Board and Women's Director


Assistant Director

Vice President of the Board


Fleet Manager

Secretary of the Board

Mindy & Scotty Dawson

Transportation Coordinator and Executive House Manager

Chris and Miranda Parris

Administrative Director and Assistant Women's Director

Dwayne Ashley

Office Manager

Richard Squires

House Manager

Jon Reed

House Manager

Simon Reed "Cowboy"

Peer Support Specialist

Dirk Milburn

Peer Support Specialist

Ralph Haskett

Operations Manager