Alpha Ministries, Inc

 Church in the Woods at ....
                                                Freedom Ranch

Discover who God has made you to be in Christ & the freedom to truly love others!

Who We Are:

Alpha Ministries, "Church in the Woods" is a recovery minded church comprised of people who understand their own worth as persons in Christ, and are, therefore able to actually care about the needs of others in a variety of ways.

If you don't feel free, and are confused, and trying hard to be sure that God loves you and blesses you, Alpha Ministries is for you. Alpha Ministries will help you to enjoy the rest and peace that Jesus promised when he told us to take his yoke and rest.

We are dedicated to teaching the gospel of grace and practicing the "critical event" of loving one another like Christ.  As we learn who God has made us to be in Christ we are set free to care about others in our homes, on the job, and in the community.

Church Services start at 11:00 am Sunday mornings with Children's Church. 

Your welcome to check out our other website at for more information.

Welcome to Alpha Ministries Church in the Woods

Entrance to the Ranch

As you enter the driveway you will feel a real  peace and tranquility.

•Our hope for you is that you discover where this

real peace comes from.

We offer "Journey to Freedom" classes, Recovery Support Counseling classes and one on one counseling for men, women, couples, and families.

Give us a call for more information: 863-763-9800.

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Donations are gratefully accepted!

They are 100% tax deductible.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

9:00 am - 2:30pm

Recovery Support Coordination:

This class introduces the student to the case management skills necessary to find the appropriate community resources to assist their client with the variety of personal and relational problems encountered along the road to recovery.  The student will learn the array of services available for their client and the family within the local community.  In addition, the most common laws and legal issues encountered by the counselor will be explained to enhance professionalism.

This class provides five (5) CEU’s for the Florida Certification Board. (Check with their website for more information to be certified through the state). The cost is $35.00 per course, includes a beverage and materials.   You may also audit the class for $15.00 donation,  plus materials $5.00.   Sack lunches will be available for a $5.00 donation or you may bring your lunch..For more information on class schedule and registration call Alpha Ministries at 863-763-9800 or email at We ask you preregister & pay in advance for all classes.  

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Alpha Ministries @ Freedom Ranch
11655 US Hwy 441 SE
Okeechobee, FL 34974

11655 US Hwy 441 SE

Craft Fair in the Woods coming to an end...

Thank you for visiting and supporting the Craft Fair in the Woods at Freedom Ranch for the past 10 years. What started out as a place to support my passion for crafts turned into a big event that supported over 100 vendors and their passion. It has been a great experience from day one. My passion has now changed and the need to go enjoy some of the “over 50” things has arrived. My husband and I are ready to do some traveling, exploring, relaxing and enjoying as much time as we can with our three (for now) grandchildren. I will miss the hustle and bustle, preparation, enjoyment, excitement and sheer pleasure of the Craft Fair in the Woods but this “good thing” must come to an end.

I would like to thank everyone that has been involved to help make this such a great event. We wouldn’t have had such a beautiful venue for this event if John Glenn wouldn’t have said, “just have your craft show at the ranch” so, thank you John it’s been the perfect place. Vendors shared their talents and passion to make this such a unique show with items that were handmade and homemade only which was appreciated by the visitors. It was said many times “this is what a craft show is supposed to be like.” I can’t thank the awesome group of volunteers from Freedom Ranch’s’ Church in the Woods enough for all of their hard work and always showing up to practice the critical event of loving others. I’ve had vendors tell me how much they appreciated the help they received when they were there. All of the little details were taken care of by someone willing to help and it showed and was appreciated by many. We couldn’t have gotten the word out like we did had it not been for the willingness of local businesses taping a flyer up year after year or allowing us to place a big banner on their property. Our local radio station was always willing to give us a spot on the air to tell about the big day. The general public did a great job too of not only talking it up to others but showing up and enjoying the day. Thank you all!!!!

A personal special thank you to Mary at Alpha Ministries for the great job she did year after year registering our many vendors, answering a ton of calls and being such a great help to me. A big thanks to my husband who may have rolled his eyes a time or two over the past 10 years but supported me in this passion of mine. He was my right-hand man and took care of the big stuff that was beyond me. He won’t have to worry about parking 3,500 visitors this year, hopefully just where he’s going to park the RV while we’re on a trip.

My second Saturday in November will be different this year but I’m looking forward to see what new things will be in store for the fall of 2017 and I hope you will too.


Pam Hales

Craft Fair in the Woods


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Alpha Ministries, Inc

11655 US Highway 441 SE

Okeechobee, FL 34974

            Phone: (863)-763-9800


Pastor John C. Glenn

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11655 Highway 441 SE Okeechobee, FL 34974

Sunday Morning Service

11:00 am

with Children's Church

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Weekly Classes
           Monday- Galatians, Ephesians, Phillippians, and Colossians in PBG Nazarene Church 7pm

Mon - Men's Group 7pm

Meets at Bill Saum's

Tues - New Online Alpha Series Class

go to

to register - 8pm

Wed. Family class at 7pm

Wed - 2 Corinthians at 1st Baptist Church in PBG 7pm

Thurs - 12 Step class and Processing  7pm

Every third Thursday

Ladies Craft Class at 10am

covered dish

Recovery Counseling Training Class

held at Alpha Ministries



March - Rest in Recovery Retreat


April - Ladies Spring Luncheon 

April 22, 2017

May—Veterans Appreciation Day

May 13, 2017

October - Ladies Fall Luncheon

Oct. 28, 2017

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