About Us

The Good Samaritan Colony Welcomes You


The Good Samaritan Colony’s mission is to reach men who have walked paths that have led them to substance abuse.  The Colony believes that faith in,  and acceptance of,  Jesus Christ is the only way to truly overcome and be set free from substance abuse. By providing the structure and order of a Christian lifestyle, men are given the opportunity to pursue a new life in Christ.


The Colony

A Bit of Background:

In 1978, the Good Samaritan Colony began as a half-way house for men struggling with substance abuse.  In 1990,  the Board of Directors hired Dr. Richard Gardner to be the Chief Executive Officer and, with the Board, decided to transform the Colony into a long term male residential substance abuse center.  Services are extended to men locally and across the country.   That same year, a brick building was erected on 65 acres purchased by the organization.  This property continues to be the ministry’s current location.


Colony Staff

CEO/Executive Director

Rev. Terry Fowler, M. Div

Treatment Director/Clinical Counselor

Terri C. Fowler, MEd, CAC-P

Ministry Assistant/Financial Secretary

Emily Timmons Sneed


Board of Directors

The Colony is served by a volunteer Board of Directors and an Executive Director. Our Board meets once a month while the Executive Director is involved in leading our daily activities.

  • Keitha Eddins, Chairman
  • Crystal Johnson, Treasurer
  • Breanne Wilbur, Secretary
  • William Adams
  • Tony Funderburk
  • Duane Stegall
  • Dr. Rick Henderson
  • Steve Blackwell