Everything we do is Christ-centered because we believe He is the Way, the Truth and the Life.
Big Fish Ministries is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that seeks to meet the needs of the homeless and addicted in south Baldwin County. We do this by providing long-term residential, Christ-centered recovery and outpatient recovery services. Funding for our programs is provided through the generous support of individuals, churches, businesses and our two Foley thrift store locations.
We offer both men’s and women’s long-term recovery programs. Our goal for each individual that comes into our ministry is for them to successfully return to society as productive, responsible citizens with hope and a vision to fulfill God’s will for their lives.
Nights of Shelter Provided
Meals Fed to Those in Need
Meet our dedicated staff who have committed their lives to the work of this ministry.
Tasha spent twenty years of her early life struggling with opiates and methamphetamines. She was delivered from addiction in 2016 after being court-ordered to attend The Lovelady Center, a year-long, Christ-centered recovery program in Birmingham, Alabama. At The Lovelady Center, Tasha encountered the love of Jesus and found freedom from the chains of addiction. She soon began working in the Intake Department at The Lovelady Center where she discovered her calling to guide people out of the darkness to find freedom through Christ.
She lives in Foley with her husband David and their three children, Adrian, Nikolai, and Jessie.
“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound.” (Isaiah 61:1)
Joseph lives in Summerdale, Alabama with his two wonderful children.
“The Lord told me very audibly about a year and a half ago that he wants me to minister to women on many levels, which personally threw me for a loop since I have always strayed away from women due to our ‘multiple personalities’,” Zondra laughed.
When the Lord impressed this call on her heart, she knew she had to start taking steps forward in preparation for the work he would reveal to her. Zondra’s experience leading multiple small groups, as well as her involvement with her church’s prayer team, laid the foundation for the Lord’s next assignment.
“My heart has been very broken towards women who walk in pain daily but either don’t see their own pain, or they do see it but have no idea what to do to fix it,” she said.
The BFM residential women’s recovery program offers a safe, home-like environment that fosters healing and promotes growth. Our Christ-centered approach to recovery includes biblical counseling, case management, educational assistance and more to help women fulfill their God-given callings.
“By helping women understand God’s Word and the promise that he truly loves them no matter what they have done, they can move on from their addiction and live the life God has for them,” Zondra said.
Michele has two beautiful daughters and three handsome grandsons. She lives on the Alabama coast.