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About Life Recovered

Strengthened & encouraged ministry leaders will lead to stronger marriages & families, stronger churches & ministries and greater Kingdom work.

Our team serves individuals/couples/churches & ministry organizations to guide Christian Ministry Leaders to  productively manage life issues and proper balance in their lives.

  • Professional Counseling
  • Mentoring
  • StaffCare Retreats
  • Personal Retreats
  • Seminars/Workshops on Self Care

What We Believe

• We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Matthew 28:19; Ephesians 4:4-6.

• We believe the Bible to be the inspired, authoritative Word of God.

II Timothy 3:15-17.

• We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His death on the cross, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in his personal return.

John 1:1-4; Matthew 1:23; Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 1:1-4 & 4:15; Acts 1:11 & 2:22-24; I Corinthians 15:3-4.

• We believe people receive forgiveness of sins and eternal life through Jesus Christ, the only way of salvation.

Titus 3:4-7; Luke 24:46-47; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 14:6; Acts 4:12.

Jimmy Storrie
Ministry Leader/Professional Counselor

Jimmy Storrie M.A.

Jimmy Storrie is a Professional Counselor and the Leader of Life Recovered, a ministry that serves ministry leaders through counseling/mentoring, retreats and seminars. Jimmy earned a Bachelor of Arts in Bible from Howard Payne University, a Master of Arts in Religious Education from Southwestern Seminary, and a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Dallas Baptist University. Married since 1988, he and his wife Amy reside in Denton Texas – they have three adult daughters and three sons by marriage.

Jimmy and Amy served for more than 20 years on church staff. Burn out and life issues led them away from church staff in 2004. Life Recovered was launched in 2009 to create an avenue for strengthening and encouraging ministry leaders. Since that time Jimmy has had the opportunity to invest in hundreds of ministry leaders and their families. Jimmy facilitates StaffCare Retreats for church/ministry organizations, Godly Guys/Girls Retreats for junior high/high school youth, Parent Conferences and Marriage Conferences. Amy travels with him to many of these events to help facilitate and hosts many leaders in their home for retreats.

Jimmy’s passion is to offer ministry leaders biblical support and encouragement to help leaders fulfill God’s plan for their lives and advance the Kingdom.

  • Certified Stress Management Consultant
  • Member; American Association of Christian Counselors
  • Member; Association of Biblical Counselors
  • Served as a Youth Pastor for 20 years
  • Youth Specialist- Lifeway Christian Resources
  • Counselor/Regional Manager – Meier Clinics
  • Counselor/Passages Ministry Leader – Hunters Glen Baptist Church, Plano, TX
  • Interim Student Pastor in several churches


  • Served as a team member for Texas Youth Conclave; Chairman Oklahoma Youth Ministers Forum; Speaker/Leader at Ridgecrest/Glorieta Conference Centers, Howard Payne University, Wayland Baptist University, Oklahoma Baptist University. Board President; Circle Six Baptist Ranch; Vice President, Religious Educators Association; Dallas, TX.

StaffCare Retreat Testimony: “Jimmy brought a breath of fresh air to our team along with a license to take care of ourselves so that we could have longevity in taking care of others. He led us to ask and answer questions as a team that we have never addressed regarding our joy in service, our individual contributions to our team, and our relationships with one another as a team. We received much encouragement from his depth of knowledge and experience with ministers and the life of a minister.” Staff Team Leader

Jennifer Gonzalez

Jennifer Gonzalez, MA, NCC, LPC

Jennifer Gonzalez was raised in a Christian home as the daughter of a minister and a public school librarian. She never expected to follow in both of their footsteps. After pursuing a pre-med degree, God made it abundantly clear that her calling was helping students, both through the church and the public schools. She dedicated the first 16 years of her professional career to these very things. God has given her so many opportunities to serve people in both their happiest and most trying times. This led her to a deep desire to walk alongside others as they find who they truly are in Christ. She developed a passion for the truth. In 2017, she received her Master’s in Counseling from Wayland Baptist University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and also holds her credentials as a National Certified Counselor. Along with working for LifeRecovered for the past 2 years, she also has a private counseling practice in which she sees clients from her community that are not currently in ministry. Jennifer served as an addiction counselor at a residential rehabilitation facility for teenage boys ages 13-18. She is also currently serving as a School Counselor at an elementary school. Jennifer’s passion, however, is still very much for those in ministry. Jennifer has served alongside her husband in ministry for the last 20 years. Along with their 2 beautiful children, they have served as Pastor to Students across the state of Texas. They have been actively involved in the Super Summer organization, as well as other organizations that support the growth and spiritual development of today’s young people. She desires to help women find their true identity in Christ and to live the life that God has called them to live. She believes that God has created us physically, emotionally, mentally, socially, and spiritually. This is also the desire and vision of LifeRecovered! She will help you evaluate each of these areas in your life and take action toward healthy living in each area. She will walk alongside you as you seek to find peace, balance, and the life you were created to live!

Sarah Fullen
Ministry Associate

Sarah Fullen

Sarah is an educator by trade who is currently staying home to be with her toddler which allows her to be available to us at Life Recovered. Sarah holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Texas at Arlington and has taught for 8 years. Because Sarah has served in ministry for the last 12 years alongside her husband, who is a youth pastor, she has a unique insight into the needs of ministry leaders and understands the importance of pastoral care! She is looking forward to serving the Lord in her new role at Life Recovered.

Director of Tech Services

Chris Crawford

Chris spent over 16 years serving large church teams in various creative, communication and production roles. He has a unique perspective on how ministries use technology to communicate and connect and works full-time as the Director of Product for Ministry By Text.

Chris is originally from West Texas, attended Texas Tech University before pursuing a freelance career in graphic and website design and serving in full-time ministry. Chris has been married to Kristin since 2004 and has 2 boys- Cooper and Caleb.

McLean Sanborn
Board Member

McLean Sanborn

I support Life Recovered because we as followers of Jesus Christ have an obligation to support and care for one another. Jesus states, “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; just as I have loved you, you are to love one another” John 13:34.

Life Recovered offers ministry leaders hope and healing with skilled counseling and grace-field guidance and accountability. We often think that those in leadership positions do not struggle like us “normal people”. This mentality can leave our spiritual leaders to feel alone and left to struggle on their own. Ministry leaders live in the same sinful world we do and need a safe and skilled place for healing and counselling. Life in ministry can be joyful and fulfilling but can also be exhausting and frustrating, leading to ‘burnout’ and leaving ministry. I have heard of numerous accounts of pastors and leaders being restored to joyful ministry through counseling provided by Life Recovered. Practically speaking, if we invest in ministry leaders, they will be better equipped to minister, which produces an exponential effect on the church.

I am convinced that God is using Life Recovered in great ways, supporting Life Recovered through giving and prayer is an amazing opportunity and privilege.