Baptist Temple Parkersburg
1825 Park Avenue | Parkersburg, WV 26101 | 304.428.4494

Set Free Ministries


The purpose of Set Free Ministries, is to fellowship and celebrate God’s healing power in our lives through the 8 Recovery Principles, and 12 Step with their Biblical Comparisons. By working and applying these Biblical principles, we begin to grow spiritually and this experience allows us to “Be Changed”. This freedom creates peace, joy, serenity, and most importantly, a stronger personal relationship with God and others. As we progress through the program we discover our personal, loving and forgiving Higher Power- Jesus Christ, the one and only true Higher Power.


These meetings are all inclusive. If you find yourself with a seemingly uncontrollable habit, or have a loved one with a problem, this meeting is for you.


Mondays at 7pm


Baptist Temple Parkersburg

1825 Park Avenue


for more information call: 304-482-1523, 304-588-6953





The Road to Recovery

Eight Principles Based on the Beatitudes

By Pastor Rick Warren


  1. Realize I’m not God. I admit that I am powerless to control my tendency to do the wrong thing and that my life is unmanageable.

“Happy are those who know they are spiritually poor.”

(Matthew 5:3)

  1. Earnestly believe that God exists, that I matter to Him, and that He has the power to help me recover.

“Happy are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”

(Matthew 5:4)

  1. Consciously choose to commit all my life and will to Christ’s care and control.

“Happy are the meek.” (Matthew 5:5)

  1. Openly examine and confess my faults to myself, to God, and to someone I trust.

“Happy are the pure in heart. (Matthew 5:8)

  1. Voluntarily submit to every change God wants to make in my life and humbly ask Him to remove my character defects.

“Happy are those whose greatest desire is to do what God requires.”

(Matthew 5:6) GNB

  1. Evaluate all my relationships. Offer forgiveness to those who have hurt me and make amends for harm I’ve done to others, except when to do so would harm them or others.

“Happy are the merciful.” (Matthew 5:7)

“Happy are the peacemakers.” (Matthew 5:9)

  1. Reserve a daily time with God for self-examination, Bible reading, and prayer in order to know God and His will for my life and to gain the power to follow His will.

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.” (Matthew 5:6)

  1. Yield myself to God to be used to bring this Good News to others, both by my example and by my words.

“Happy are those who are persecuted because they do what God requires.” (Matthew 5:10)


Serenity Prayer

God, grant me the serenity

to accept the things I cannot change,

the courage to change the things I can,

and the wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;

enjoying one moment at a time;

accepting hardship as a pathway to peace;

taking, as Jesus did,

this sinful world as it is,

not as I would have it,

trusting that You will make all things right

if I surrender to Your will;

so that I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with You forever in the next.


                                                Reinhold Niebuhr




 Faith-based 12 Step Support Groups

Set Free Ministries Monday 7-8PM

Baptist Temple

1825 Park Avenue

Parkersburg, WV


Courage to Change

1721 Latrobe Street Tuesday 7-8PM

Parkersburg WV

Breaking Free

Emmanual Baptist Church Thursday 6-7PM

1710 23rd Street

Parkersburg WV


Celebrate Recovery

River Valley Community Church Thursday 6:30-8:30PM

1412 27th Street

Vienna WV


Courage to Change

Belpre Church of Christ Thursday 7-8PM

2932 Washington Blvd.

Belpre Ohio


Celebrate Recovery

New Hope Baptist Church Friday 6:30-8:30PM

1737 Rosemar Road

Vienna, WV