The following individuals are not licensed professional counselors but are people who have completed the basic requirements for using this prayer ministry and are willing to pray with individuals on the phone. Most of them have prayed about their own personal struggles and found freedom and have completed Set Free Prayer Ministry seminars and worked closely with Dr. Gardner to learn this ministry. Other Set Free prayer ministers will be added to this list as they give permission to be listed. These individuals will not request any fees for their service to you but a modest gift of $10-20 could help them as they give unselfishly of their time. This can be done through "Donations" page of this website if you include a note on the donation page with their name attached.
set free prayer ministry leaders
jim and gloria poteau, okla 918-413-5475
Jim and Gloria Gardner, Ministry Director
I began this ministry in order to teach believers how to pray effectively about their emotions so that they can experience emotional healing and deepen their relationship with the Lord. I am grateful for the other team members listed below who have partnered with me in this ministry.
JUdy boise, idaho 801-450-9483
Judy has been involved in Set Free Prayer ministry since 2012 and has learned to use it effectively. She and her husband were missionaries in Bolivia from 1993-1997 where she worked as a school nurse. She has prayed with many women about issues of grief, anger, shame, sexual abuse, and other traumas and says that it is an integral part of her life, now. She is a strong supporter of the ministry and an encouragement to Dr. Gardner.
Nathan and Pam heavener, OK 918-571-3760
God delivered me from alcohol and tobacco when I was saved but I have struggled with other things since becoming a Christian. I believe that God is using this ministry to set many people free from addictions and bad behaviors and to lead many to be saved from sin and self through salvation in Jesus Christ alone! I am happy to be a partner in this ministry. Nathan
So many people close to me have said that they have seen a difference in the way I react since I have learned about Set Free Prayer Ministry. I am friendlier and I am able to handle daily upsets and not be so mad. I am happy to be a part of this ministry with my husband. Pam
michelle howe, ok 918-774-7405
Michelle Miller began attending Set Free meetings in 2014 and began ministrying with Dr. Gardner with the homeless in Ft. Smith, Arkansas in his monthly teaching sessions with Hope at the River church. She is a very talented vocalist and song writer and she leads worship at the outdoor meetings held for this outreach. She has become very competent in this prayer ministry and counsels individuals in Poteau, OK at the Leflore Baptist Association.
george ft. smith, ark. 479-414-1408
George is a retired Pastor from Ft. Smith, AR. George met Dr. Gardner at a book signing shortly after the completion of "Trading Pain for Peace." He had previously Theophostic Prayer Ministry Training at a church he had pastored in Ft. Smith, but he and his wife, Arlene, were not using it. When they attend Dr. Gardner's seminars they were encouraged by the simplicity of his approach and began to use it actively.
arlene ft smith, ark 479-452-2821
George and Arlene had previously used Theophostic Prayer Ministry Training at a church he had pastored in Ft. Smith, but they were not using it. When they attend Dr. Gardner's seminars they were encouraged by the simplicity of his approach and began to use to actively. They have prayed with many women and seen impressive results from their prayer ministry and continue to enjoy praying with others through this prayer ministry.
mike shelbyville, ten 913-212-0401
Mike and Lisa began working for the Christian Women's Job Corps in Ft. Smith, Arkansas and had the opportunity to observe George O'Neil praying with women. Lisa went home excited and told her husband, Mike, how she was witnessing miracle of emotional healing and they began attending a series of classes in 2014 that Dr. Gardner was offering at a Baptist church in Central City, Arkansas. They also attended the three Set Free Prayer Ministry Seminars and then began observing prayer ministry at a local Christian discipleship program for men and women with addiction problems. They have both been able to pray effectively for the healing of broken men and women and have received much healing for themselves.
lisa shelbyville, tenn 479-462-5922
Lisa began working for the Christian Women's Job Corps in Ft. Smith, Arkansas and had the opportunity to observe George O'Neil praying with women. She went home excited and told her husband, Mike, how she was witnessing miracle of emotional healing and they began attending a series of classes in 2014 that Dr. Gardner was offering at a Baptist church in Central City, Arkansas. They also attended the three Set Free Prayer Ministry Seminars and then began observing prayer ministry at a local Christian discipleship program for men and women with addiction problems.
nicole nashville, tn 615-738-0353
Nicole is a Life Coach in Nashville, . She has been a strong supporter of the ministry since 2008 when she first read "Trading Pain for Peace" and she wrote inside her book, "This is an anointed book." She has ministered to many people by phone and prayed with people with complicated issues involving grief, anger, abuse, sexual abuse, and addictions. She has been a faithful supporter and strong encouragement to Dr. Gardner and she has assisted him in doing public presentations and in teaching the basic principles of this ministry.
josh hutchinson, ks 620-200-5185
Josh Holmes, was a youth minister for 15 years and had responsibility for ministering to over 200 young people. He has been using Set Free prayer ministry for over five years and has seen many young people set free from feelings of grief, anger, shame, sexual abuse, depression, and addictions.
margaret wichita, KS 316-737-2503
Margaret has been involved in prayer ministry with Set Free Prayer MInistry for five years but has been mentoring women in the Wichita, KS area for many more years. She has attended Set Free Seminars and enjoys ministering to other women and has prayed effectively with many women by phone.
vince central city, ark 479-459-2514
Vince attended a Set Free meeting in 2012 and observed Dr. Gardner pray with a young man about his anger toward his father. This event profoundly affected Vince and he spent the next three days on his knees, confessing his anger and releasing his anger and grief and he testifies that he was set free from his anger that he had held for 45 years. He had been a believer for 40 years and had sought through prayer, Bible study, Scripture memorization, and seeking counsel from many pastors to find freedom from his anger but he found it only after he learned about his ministry. He is now retired and helps Dr. Gardner with the Set Free meetings in Ft. Smith, Arkansas.