H.A.D. Ministries began in 1985 under the direction of Bernie & Carrie Ahrendt. Bernie started drinking as a teenager and served in the Navy for 24 years. Carrie began attending church in 1975, where she accepted the Lord into her life. When Bernie’s drinking became too intense for him to handle, he attended a counseling session with Carrie’s pastor where he asked Jesus Christ into his life and was instantly delivered from the desire to drink alcohol.
In 1983 they became affiliated with a Christian group “Deliverance Ministries”, where they worked until 1985. It was then that they felt the need to start their own alcohol/drug support ministry, hence HAD Ministries was started and is still going strong. HAD has thrived for the past 32 years and continues today under the direction of Carrie. Bernie went to Heaven in 1994. Then In November of 2014 Carrie passed away and now is enjoying her reward in Heaven.
HAD Ministries is now being lead by our corporate board with Heather Garner as the President. We will "Carrie on" with the vision of HAD ministries to reach out to those who suffer with addictions or dependancies.
H.A.D. Ministries also conducts a church service each Sunday morning in a local recovery center for those who wish to attend. Many souls are touched for eternity as they attend.