Welcome to U-Turn For Christ ARIZONA

A Non Denominational

Ministry of Restoration 

Office (928) 468-6336

About Us


U-Turn For Christ is a Christ centered discipleship program dealing with men and women who are seeking restoration from drug and alcohol addiction, through our Lord Jesus Christ. We are based entirely on the Word of God, the Bible, and get all counsel from it.It has been our experience that with a solid grounding in the Bible and good Christian living skills, numerous men and women have been able to become productive, vital members of their community. Our primary focus is to establish or strengthen a relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus is the only way to true freedom from the bondage of the sin of addiction




Listen as Pastor Gerry and his wife Peggy talk about their journey from darkness to light as they empathetically recount the hopelessness that so many who come to  U-Turn for Christ have experienced. 

He explains how using drugs and eventually selling them almost completely destroyed their family but then how the Lord intervened and brought salvation and hope.  

The prayer is that you will allow God to move in your heart in much the same way He did in their story as you recognize the same 

Why U-Turn



Not too long ago a survey was done in regards to the cost per day of 37 different drug and alcohol rehab facilities. The study has found that the average cost per day is $667 for a 28-30 day stay. This daily average has risen almost 5.5% from 2010 and continues to increase annually. The average alcohol rehab cost can vary anywhere from a few hundred to thousands of dollars per day depending on the type of facility. A traditional state level rehab semi-private bedroom such as Hazelden averages $1000 per day or $28,000 per cycle. A luxury rehab such as those popularly found in Malibu California can total anywhere from; $3-6,000 per day and $100k per 28 day cycle. U-Turn for Christ costs $1,000 for two months, thats $16.50 a day.


Typical residential programs, even Christian programs, are set up with daily meetings usually related to or completely focused on the 12 step AA model, food that must be purchased and very little if any Bible study. This is why we call U-Turn for Christ a ‘Ministry of Restoration’, because we believe the Biblical model of restoration is really the only way to be delivered from the grip of addiction in a life and restore a life to the Lord. The ministry is set up to give men the opportunity to serve others in the community as a way of finding restoration in their lives. We have found this service is not only a blessing to those whom we serve but it really puts the individual who is seeking restoration in the frame of mind of humble servant, not an entitled boss. Before long those who were such a threat to themselves, their families and society in general become a blessing to the very same. 


Most faith-based programs will have church available to the enrollees once a week on Sunday and possibly a mid-week Bible Study. We are also blessed with being taught by a different teacher in our church service every night. We have pastors come from all over Arizona to speak and pray with the men who have committed themselves to allowing Jesus to turn their lives around. This teaching is critical to the enrollees growth and development as they are becoming men who turn from their negative behaviors and are ready to serve the Lord, no matter what that looks like. 


Our goal at U-Turn for Christ is restoration. With that everything else becomes new. When those in the ministry submit themselves to the Lord, they lose the desire to numb themselves with drugs or alcohol. They stop the dark behaviors like isolation, secret-keeping, and conducting their lives as if no one else matters. Someone who finds and holds firmly to freedom in Jesus Christ is never the same again, which is exactly why the U-Turn model of Restoration has been so effective for the past 25 years. The men and women who graduate from this ministry after Phase 1 and 2 are thoroughly prepared with the tools to continue a deep relationship with Jesus Christ if they choose to. Most do and, not only do their lives get better but their families and loved ones lives improve as well.

U-TURN FOR CHRIST 217 S. Colcord RD.  Payson, Arizona 85541, United States  



Q: Is there a cost?

A: U-Turn for Christ asks for a five hundred dollar per month donation, with a minimum two-month commitment, payable upon arrival, in the form of a cashiers check, money order, or cash. The donation will cover costs of housing for the first phase of the program (Phase-1, two months).

Q: Who can enroll?

A: Anyone can enroll as long as they are over the age of 18, not a registered sex offender, and sober for least 24 hours prior to enrolling.

Q: Do I need a Church referral?

A: There is no referral necessary to enroll into the program.

Q: What should I bring with me?

A: A Bible, notebook, pens, highlighters, a weeks worth of clothing, including work clothes and one outfit you will feel comfortable wearing to Church services, laundry bag, laundry soap, twin blanket or sleeping bag, pillow, and twin sheets.

Q: What can’t I bring?

A: Vehicle, cell phone, computer, tablets, iPods and other media players, secular media, all reading material other than your Bible (including commentaries and other extra-biblical media), products containing alcohol, clothing with secular/offensive logos, cigarettes, and all other tobacco products, or tobacco substitutions. We recommend you do not bring any personal valuables or cash over $20.

Q: Do I have to be a Christian to enroll?

A: No, but you must be willing to participate in all Bible studies, church services, and events.

Q: Is there a dress code?

A. Yes.

MEN: All shirts must have sleeves, no clothing with secular/offensive logos, pants and shorts cannot sag.

WOMEN: Avoid clothes that are conforming to the body. No white t-shirts, shorts cannot be no more than 3 inches above the knee.

Q: Can I have visits?

A: After a 12 day probation period following enrollment, you can have visits on Sunday from 12:30pm-5pm. Note: Visitation is for immediate family only (ie: Mom, Dad, Brother, Sister, Spouse, Children, ONLY) . Please note that the dress code described in this FAQ page apples to all visitors as well.

Q: Do you accept court referrals?

A: Yes we do. Please note that if the Courts allow an individual to participate in our program in lieu of incarceration, we do require the enrollee to complete both phases, Phase-1 (2-months) and Phase-2 (6-months), making their total commitment to the program a minimum of 8-months



To be eligible for enrollment, you or your loved one must meet the requirements listed below

1. Must be over the age of 18

2. Cannot be a registered sex offender

3. Must be 24 hours without the use of any drugs or alcohol

General intake hours take place Monday through Friday from 9am to 3:30pm. However, we understand that these hours are not convenient for everyone. If you need to schedule an intake outside of normal intake hours please call our office at 928-978-0021. 


U-Turn For Christ is primarily funded by donations. This give us the ability to keep the cost of services as low as possible for our residents. The costs include the housing and food.

U-Turn for Christ asks for a five hundred dollar per month donation, with a minimum two-month commitment, payable upon arrival, in the form of a cashiers check, money order, or cash. The donation will cover costs of housing for the first phase of the program (Phase-1, two months).


Items to Bring For Men

  • About one week’s worth of clothing (maximum of one bag)


  • A couple of sweatshirts
  • Work boots
  • Clothes to work in
  • No tank-tops, cut-off sleeves or V neck t-shirts.
  • No Inappropriate logos on shirts (skulls, women, alcohol, etc…)
  • Bible only. No other reading material.
  • Spiral notebooks, pens, highlighters, stamps and envelopes
  • Sleeping bag and pillow
  • Toiletries (cannot contain alcohol) such as Listerine, Cologne or aftershave. Razors are permitted. 
  • Two bath towels and shower shoes (flip-flops)
  • Personal CD player (No am/fm radios, or iPods)
  • Christian CDs only. (No copies / recorded CD’s, originals only)
  • Laundry detergent
  • Hamper Bag
  • Water bottle/ plastic or metal


Contact Us

U-Turn For Christ

217 South Colcord Road, Payson, Arizona 85541, United States

Office (928) 468-6336

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Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. U-Turn for Christ is a 501c3 Non-Profit and we are reconized by the State of Arizona as a Quailifying Charitable Organization.

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