Clean & Free
Addiction Recovery Ministry
The name of the program is Clean and Free.
There is a crisis in the world today, and that is the crisis of addiction. It is not new nor even extraordinary, but common and universal in the history of mankind.
Clean and Free is a Biblical counseling ministry that deals with addictive behaviors at their root cause. Many programs today look at addiction as a disease that can be treated but never cured. Others, particularly religious based programs, merely regard it as sin. I believe they are missing the mark. The dictionary defines addiction in terms such as, “to pursue, to love, adore, devoting oneself to with the whole heart,” and may I add another – to sacrifice for. There is only one other word in our language that is defined with the same terms, and that is worship. Addiction is worship.
The Bible is the most amazing book in the history of the world. It not only tells us what our problem is, but also how it came to be, what its consequences are, and even how it can be corrected. The answers are all there if we are careful to look.
God loves you and wants you to be free and for your life and family to be restored. He came to this fallen world in the person of Jesus Christ to make us clean and free.
Ron Morse was raised in Central New York and moved with his family to Rochester in 1970. In 1971, Ron joined the Army and served for twenty years active and Reserve. Ron holds a BA in Theology, MA in Psychology, and is a graduate of Louisiana Baptist University, in Shreveport, Louisiana, where he has received his PhD in Psychology and Christian Counseling. In 1995, Ron was ordained into the ministry at Victory Baptist Church in Rochester, and planted a church in the inner city where he served as senior pastor for seventeen years.
Ron lives in Aiken, South Carolina with his beautiful wife Cindy. He has three daughters, Claudia Eloise Jabieski, Brittany Ann Watley, and Briana Lynn Morse, step sons Fred and Cameron White, a daughter–in-law Laura, a sons-in-law, Blake Jabieski and Justin Watley, and seven grandchildren, Dara, Amaris, Chester, Nevaeh, Sadie, Sebastian and Evan, all of whom live still in Rochester and Buffalo NY.
Ron has authored three books for Christian counselors. His first book is on how to understand and minister to addictive behavior, called “Clean and Free.” The book is an expanded version of the CLEAN Addiction Recovery Ministry that he wrote to counsel inmates suffering from addiction. The CLEAN ministry is currently running in 23 churches and 16 jails in New York, and is also in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Florida, South Carolina and Texas. He has also authored Eyes Wide Open, a defense for Christian counseling, and The Bible and the Human Condition, a new look at psychotherapy that incorporates the phenomenon of the indwelling Spirit, and a model for therapy called Regenerative Cognitive Behavior Therapy.