This is a  staff list for Cincinnati Restoration Church in Cincinnati, OH

(a.k.a. United Restoration Ministries, United Restoration Ministry)

(we are working to acquire the complete records for ALL years)


We advise current and/or former staff to report any abuses you may have witnessed while working at Cincinnati Restoration Church.  For information on your rights and how to take action, visit  If you were fired or forced to resign because you opposed any illegal and/or unethical practices at Cincinnati Restoration Church, you have the right to take action. 


If you were harmed (family or survivor) by Cincinnati Restoration Church, please contact if you remember the long-term employees and from which years.  This will help!   Also, if you recognize any of these staff as having worked at another program, please send in any information about their past or present employment at other facilities and/or cults.



 Please do not subject yourself or a loved one to Cincinnati Restoration Church, if they are there now, rescue them!



Additional Information
Rick Garcia Pastor/Founder Garcia is not a licensed counselor, therapist, mental health, nor chemical dependency treatment professional in Ohio.  Source:
Carmen Garcia Co-Founder/Rick's Wife Garcia is not a licensed counselor, therapist, mental health, nor chemical dependency treatment professional in Ohio.  Source:
"I would not consider sending your son to the Cincinnati Restoration Church, a very close family member of mine, went there and it was awful. Definitely a very nasty and run down rehab. Very dirty place, people being there with aids, and other diseases, very nasty food, gay men hitting on straight guys, they "teach" you to speak tongues, which isn't right at all. You can't talk to them for a month, they don't give the person any messages you ask them too. Yes, the employees and whatnot are very nice, but the way they teach, there actions, and there rehab facility is not. It's just an awful place. I wouldn't recommend it at all."

Cincinnati Restoration Church called "a magnet" for out of state sex predators/offenders...also possibly receiving money per inmate ( although not known): 




Article from 2003:


"Right above the sanctuary live the 44 men and nine women who make up the congregation, including staff and people in recovery. Rules forbid alcohol, drugs and excessive swearing. Staff members usually must accompany residents when they leave the building. "We believe that two is better than one," Michel says. The area surrounding the church could be tempting for residents to fall back into old ways of living, he says. The presence of a staff member acts as a support system."



It does not appear to be a licensed program either under Cincinnati Restoration Church nor United Restoration Ministries.  See: and enter in the zip of 45212.  And, they can't claim it is because they are a church or faith-based because The Salvation Army and other faith-based programs are licensed.   Neither Cincinnati Restoration Church nor United Restoration Ministries is a licensed chemical dependency treatment provider in OH.  Source:

"When Bill Mason, a 45-year-old Cincinnati resident pays a visit to Oxford, he doesn't worry about the looks he gets or the words he hears when people think they're out of his earshot. He spends most of his day selling candy for the Christian-based charity United Restoration Ministries, and he shrugs off what he calls the "mixed reaction" students sometimes exhibit. "I'm sure there's a lot of people who don't think this is a real place or that this is a scam we do, but I don't let it bother me," Mason said.  Any Miami student who walks by Shriver Center at any point in the week is well aware of these older men who stand on the corner hocking Blow Pops and other candy for financial support. "There are those who probably think it's a scam," said senior Josh Jacob. "But I'd say the majority of students see these guys and feel bad, but at the same time they view them as just another obstacle on their way to class.""


Suicide/Death Related to the Program: Amber Nicole Courtney (1990-2012)
Cincinnati Restoration Church refuses to provide information to the Better Business Bureau for their investigation/reports.  Source:

 *(Cincinnati Restoration Church, like many other programs in this industry, keeps a "tight lid" on any specific information regarding their staff, qualifications, and practices.  Please contact us with the names of any staff of which you have firsthand knowledge or experience.  Thank you for your help.)

 Last Updated: May 7th, 2014

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