With five full-time pastors, a team of teaching pastors, four Christian therapists, group leaders, ministry interns and a full medical staff, Road to Freedom provides the most thorough care available in Christ-centered recovery.
Pastor Patrick Trindade
Pastor Patrick provides practical and spiritual guidance for patients transitioning from inpatient to outpatient treatment at The Healing Center. His love and compassion for those suffering from addiction and addictive behaviors brought him to The Treatment Center. With over 5 years’ experience working as a faith-based facilitator with Road to Freedom, he became a full time pastor at The Healing Center.
For over 25 years, Pastor Patrick’s ministry has focused on addiction, recovery and Biblical Counseling. He founded a thriving church in Lake Worth called Greater Grace, then transitioned as a Life Group Pastor, Elder and Biblical Counselor at New Community Church in Wellington. He has lead life groups for Christ Fellowship and other local churches in traditional 12-step recovery and faith-based “Celebrate Recovery”, and other recovery curriculums. He authored a recovery curriculum based on spiritual identity in Christ, as a believer in recovery called “Truth Therapy”.
As an ordained pastor, he is a member of Florida Men of Integrity. He obtained his Certificate of Biblical Studies at Maryland Bible College and Seminary and an additional certificate as a Biblical Counselor. Helping others see the value and potential they possess while serving and sharing God’s love with others is the most rewarding part of his job.
Raymond Alvarez, LCSW
Raymond is a licensed clinical social worker and a qualified supervisor who was born and raised in Miami, FL. He received his undergraduate degree at Penn State in Psychology with a minor in Business. Raymond completed a master's degree in social work at Florida State University in 2007 and moved back to South Florida. Since that time he has worked with youth, adolescents, and families in primary prevention and in-home counseling. Two years ago Raymond began working with adults struggling with substance abuse issues both on an inpatient and an outpatient level. He enjoys working in such an awesome field where people can realize their need for Christ and allow Him to drastically transform their lives.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
Several more pastors and addiction professionals lead weekly groups in the Road to Freedom program. Some of these groups include:
Vision for You
- A biblical perspective of the 12 steps Free Indeed
- Finding freedom through the parables, teachings and life of Jesus Truth Therapy
- Replacing destructive lies with the truth of God’s Word Redeemed and Restored
- The transforming work of Christ in our lives The Pursuit of God
- Discovering the nature & character of our Heavenly Father Every Man’s Battle
- A men’s group addressing biblical sexuality and relationships
Through partnerships with Palm Beach Atlantic University’s School of Ministry and St. Vincent de Paul Seminary, the Road to Freedom has developed a pastoral internship training program. While gaining valuable experience in working with addictions, our team of pastoral interns provide our patients with additional spiritual support.