Board Members

Joseph Santolucito

Joe has over 25 years in recovery and is a co-founder of Recovery In Christ Ministries. He has served as lay counselor in a number of Christian ministries including: Calvary Prison ministry visiting Florida & out of state prisons, Recovery in Christ Ministries 12 – step ( reaching out to a hurting world ) prison program in the Pinellas County jail, Board Member of Tampa Christian Helpline, and has organized various Christ-centered recovery groups and facilitated countless meetings. Joe currently serves as president on the Board of Recovery in Christ Ministries.

Joe’s favorite Scripture verse is: Matthew 6:33

Richard Massman

Richard also has over 25 years in recovery and is the co-founder of Recovery In Christ Ministries. He has provided counseling in a number of Christian ministries including Youth For Christ, and served as Program Coordinator for a Christian residential treatment program for the Salvation Army. By the grace of God Richard also has served as the Director of the Tampa Christian Helpline, Commissioner for the City of Oldsmar, FL and was the Caribbean Field Coordinator for Missionary Ventures while a missionary in the West Indies. He is currently on the Executive Committee of the Christian Recovery Network in Tampa, Florida.

Richard’s favorite Scripture verse is: Galatians 2:20

Dan McCool

Dan’s journey in recovery began at the Salvation Army A.R.C. (Adult Rehabilitation Center) in Tampa, Florida. During this time, he worked the 12 steps of AA and developed an intimate and personal relationship with Jesus Christ. He began to sponsor people and facilitate meetings which strengthened his growing foundation in Christ by practicing the recovery principles in all his affairs. The most important and life changing principle Dan learned was that of “surrender”, which included allowing Jesus to live his life through him (John 14:10 and Gal 2: 20). He served as Facilities Director at New Beginnings of Tampa, and is currently working with the Salvation Army where the Lord continues to help and encourage others in recovery through him.

Dan’s favorite Scripture verse is: John 14:10

Thomas Craig

Tom is an avid runner and bicycle enthusiast and he currently provides pastoral counseling for clients of a Christian residential treatment program in St. Petersburg, FL. Tom is a graduate of Houghton College where he majored in both Psychology and the Bible. He also graduated from the St. James School of Nursing where upon graduation he became a clinical psychiatric care nurse. After years of living as a defeated Christian involved in drug addiction and Alcoholism, his life was turned around by the simple truth that Jesus not only died to forgive his sins, but to also live through him. He has worked as a supervisor of developmental resources for Teen Challenge, Inc., and as an outreach coordinator for the homeless with New Beginnings of Tampa, Inc. In 2006 Tom ran 1,500 miles in 55 days throughout the state of Florida to raise awareness for the homeless and to benefit homeless organizations throughout the Tampa Bay area.

Tom’s favorite Scripture verse is: 2-Corinthians 5:21

Tommy Gaines

Tommy began his recovery in 1987 and volunteered with Youth For Christ in outreach to the Pinellas County Juvenile Detention Center. Tom has worked within several residential treatment facilities in Florida sharing his experience, strength and hope in Christ. Tommy facilitates Bible study, recovery meetings, maintains an Internet Recovery presence and works daily with others in their recovery. He relocated to northern Florida in 2007 and is responsible for developing and maintaining the ministry’s website along with his other commitments in 12-Step recovery; currently providing service work for the Marion County Sherriff’s Jail Programs and 6th Judicial Drug Court. Tommy works for the City of Ocala and serves as the Secretary / Webservant on the Board for Recovery In Christ Ministries, Inc.

Tommy’s favorite Scripture verse is: Jeremiah 29:11