High On Hope event coming to Parkersburg’s City Park

Ministry event focuses on addiction recovery

Photo Provided Tim Craft speaks at last year’s High on Hope The Movement event in Parkersburg.

PARKERSBURG — High On Hope Ministries is hosting the second annual High On Hope The Movement event April 28 at Parkersburg City Park from noon-8 p.m.

The ministry is focused on attacking the addiction crisis in this region. The goal of the event is to unite the community together, connect resources and proclaim victory over addiction, said Tim Craft of High On Hope Ministries, event organizer and speaker.

There are close to 30 resource tables registered for the event. This will give attendees a better opportunity to know what resources are available and equip the region to overcome the drug crisis, Craft said.

The event speakers have experience about the addiction crisis. Craft, who was a 12-year drug addict, said he hopes this day will be a turning point for this community.

There will be music and food available. The event will be kid friendly and a day for the hope of our community to be uplifted, Craft said.

“I know that if I can overcome 12 years addiction that there’s hope for anyone. I want people to know that we’re available and they’re not alone fighting their struggles. I also think there is power in unification and that’s what this day is about,” said Craft.

“We all play a role in fighting this crisis and days like this give us the opportunity to find where we fit in and what the needs are as we move forward. We have speakers from all over the country to share their experiences and also things they are doing to make a difference where they’re from,” Craft said.

“We will be ready to help anyone who would show up on this day that may need help with addiction. We also have the support of the city of Parkersburg. I think we are having an impact here now but there’s still a lot of work to be done,” Craft said.

“We want to expand our efforts and show the Mid-Ohio Valley there is hope over addiction. If we’re gonna be successful at seeing this region transformed we need to come together and fight together,” Craft said.

If anyone wants to register a resource table they can email hohthemovement@gmail.com. If anyone needs help with addiction they can call 1-833-HOH-FREE or message High On Hope Ministries on Facebook.

Speakers will include: Tim Craft – High on Hope Ministries; Tim Ryan – A&E The Dope Man, A Man in Recovery Foundation, From Dope to Hope; Bill Johnson – United States congressman; Pastor Rocky Meadows – The Lifehouse; Elder Denny Wilson – FI Community Housing; Chanda Lynn; James Cain – Hope From Ohio; Rich Walters – Hope Dealers Live; Pastor Greg Delaney – Woodhaven, Hope Director Reach4tomorrow; Brandon Duplinsky – Lethal Affection Ministries; West Virginia Attorney General’s Office; Heidi Davis; Jacinda Hutson – High on Hope Ministries; Pastor Justin Enoch – The Warehouse Church; Pastor Randy Baker – Warrior’s Project; Steve Stephens – Wood County sheriff; Garner Strain – Hope From Ohio; Andrew Hager – Recovery Radio FM; Pastor Janet Richards – Downtown Bethel; Katy Patton – High on Hope Ministries; Kallup McCoy II – RezHope; Sharon Baumgardner-Setliff – Find The HEROin You; Shay Dunn – High on Hope Ministries; Mike Stump – Belpre Police Department.

Musical guests will include: Dante Bowe, Nicolette Ziegler-Tyson, Mikaya Taylor, Michelle Danae, Colicchie, Jodie Jermaine and Jarrod Pugh.

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