Roy Blankenship, MAMFT, LAPC, BCCC, CCSAS, CCADC, CAADC, BCPC

Roy Blankenship, MAMFT, LAPC, BCCC, CCSAS, CCADC, CAADC, BCPC

Chairman of the Board

Roy is the founder of the original ministry programs in 1996 under the umbrella of the First Baptist Church in Woodstock, Georgia. In June of 2004, he was the founding incorporator of The HopeQuest Ministry Group, Inc. when ministry programs were split off from the church. Roy continues to provide executive leadership for the Pastoral [...]

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Stephen D. Hendrix, MAPC, CADC-II

Stephen D. Hendrix, MAPC, CADC-II

Vice-Chairman of the Board, Board Member

Having experiencing a personal life dominating struggle with cocaine and alcohol abuse, Stephen joined the ministry team under Roy’s direction in 1999 with the goal of receiving personal discipleship and mentoring. The OneWay ministry program was launched under Stephen’s leadership and later flourished into the intensive residential treatment program that is now called The TREK [...]

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J. C. Lester, MD and Mrs. Debra Lester

J. C. Lester, MD and Mrs. Debra Lester

Board Members - Secretary

Dr. Lester and his wife Debra recently retired from private practice in the field of ophthalmology. Pioneering the field of Lasik surgery, Dr. Lester enjoyed a long and successful career as a surgeon and medical provider. Today, in their retirement, Dr. Lester and his wife bring valuable insights to the Board of Directors regarding the [...]

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Clarence Waldrop, III

Clarence Waldrop, III

Board Member - Treasurer

Clarence has a twenty-year history in commercial data processing and currently serves as a software delivery executive of a major international software development firm. Clarence has experience in budgeting and financial operations that have been a great asset to the organization as an initial incorporator and during his founding role on the Board of Directors. Serving [...]

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Charles A. Stokes, MS, LPC, LMFT

Charles A. Stokes, MS, LPC, LMFT

Board Member - Licensure Supervision

Charles is affectionately known by the HopeQuest counseling team as “Skeet.” Skeet is in private practice as owner and principle operator of The Roswell Therapy Group, LLC in Roswell, Georgia. A long time friend of the ministry and executive staff, Skeet provides encouragement and clinical oversight of the ministry programs offered at The HopeQuest Ministry [...]

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