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Cincinnati Restoration Church
« on: March 28, 2012, 04:25:53 PM »

Cincinnati Restoration Church / United Restoration Ministries

This is really an unlicensed adult rehabilitation center masquerading as a church.

Home page:

According to their website, there are 15 affiliated Restoration Churches in cities across the country and 2 in Mexico.

No findings of Licensure, Accreditation or Certification were found for the 3 "churches" in Ohio.
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.  

They probably can't claim they need no licensure due to being a church or faith-based program because The Salvation Army and other faith-based programs are licensed in Ohio.  

ODADAS accredits chemical dependency treatment centers in OH.  I can't find any list of licensed drug rehabs on the ODADAS site.  Last time I had to submit a written letter.

Maybe this link:  and specifically ... vision=101 to look up licensed chemical dependency treatment providers.  

Neither Cincinnati Restoration Church nor United Restoration Ministries is a licensed chemical dependency treatment provider in OH.  Carmen and Richard Garcia are not individually licensed to provide drug treatment either.  

For individual professional licensing verification for staffers, see  I checked for Richard and Carmen Garcia and they are not licensed counselors, social workers, nor therapists in Ohio. Also, they are not licensed in chemical dependency treatment.
Neither Cincinnati Restoration Church or United Restoration Ministries are not registered with the BBB: ... ti-oh-8975

Related content:

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." ... _soul.html

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

Article: ... ide-magnet


"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."

Topix: ... AUI4IEP9G8




Cincinnati Restoration Church?  aka "Not a church but a drug rehab"


Cincinnati Restoration Church


PO Box 12887

1101 Harrison Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45214

Cincinnati, OH 45212


(513) 621-1881

United Restoration Ministries ... cincinnati

From their website:


Cincinnati Restoration Church
Pastor Rick & Carmen Garcia
1101 Harrison Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45214
Phone - (513) 621-1881
Fax - (513) 621-1222


Our target is the drug addict.


Church service is for the whole family.
Men's Christian Drug Restoration Homes (live-in, no charge)
Women's Christian Drug Restoration Homes (live-in, no charge)
Missionary Teams Evangelistic Centers*Evangelistic Crusades* Leadership School*
Jail and Hospital visitations* And many more related services.


The first phase of our program is from six to twelve months (some stay longer as counselors or staff members). During this first phase a person is set free from life controlling habits and is taught Biblical principles and values that will equip and sustain him/her as they become productive,m law abiding Christian members of the community.

The second phase consists of the person's involvement in the church where they become responsible, active members of the church.

The third phase is preparation for full time ministry as pastors, missionaries, or team members to plant new Restoration Churches in the inner cities of America.


Message from my sister in law:

"She was on heroin and wanted help, so she signed herself into Cincinnati Restoration Church. Apparently they provide free rehab services (?), but they cut her off from heroin and cigarettes cold turkey and forced her to "pray the gay away" (she was a lesbian). She signed herself out of the program after only 2 days and then found a friend's gun and shot herself in the head last Friday (3-23-2012)."


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