Bring A Smile
To Families

Glorybound helps the families of people
struggling with substance abuse

Glorybound partners with local Christian treatment centers, churches, businesses, and volunteers to offer services and programs to committed, yet struggling families.

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This is what Family Recovery looks like!

Golfer drove the ball into the hole

Reverend John Thomas was co-founder and Executive Director of Glorybound Family Restoration Center until his passing on July 28, 2006. He brought boldness of God’s Word and a moving inspiring ministry of song to many major cities across the country.

The mantle was passed to John’s wife Sharon and the Glorybound vision was unchanged. Her undying love for Jesus and families allowed the Holy Spirit to fill many lives. On June 5, 2022, Sharon entered eternal rest, her impact touched many and overflowed to families across the country. The Golf Tournament has been named in their honor.

Their vision continues, to be compassionate instruments for Christ-centered
transformation of broken families. Purpose, to assist in rebuilding families through Jesus Christ and meeting their many needs and equipping them for complete restoration as a family.

25th Annual
Rev. John and Sharon Thomas Memorial Golf Tournament

Friday, August 23, 2024

Information call: 763-486-7301

Oak Glen Golf Course in Stillwater, MN

Format: 18 Hole Scramble

Entry Fee: Details to come

Registration: 10:00am - 11:45pm. All golfers will receive free gifts.

Shotgun Start: 12:00 noon

Carts: Two per foursome

Snacks and Beverages: Available throughout the tournament

Awards Dinner and Raffle Prizes: Will be held immediately following conclusion of play.

Tournament Contests: 

  1. Longest Putt (2)
  2. Closest to the Pin (2)
  3. On the Green (2)

The voices of a million angels
could not express our gratitude!

(The following quotes were made by the Glorybound women.)

"Glorybound has helped me with my walk as a Christian."


"Glorybound taught me how to fight for my family, in the midst of the storm."


"Glorybound has tremendously blessed my family and our walks with the Lord have been strengthened immensely."


"God has used Glorybound mightily in my life.  I have received His grace, learned lessons and have been blessed."


"Glorybound has helped me realize that I am accepted for whom I am, not who others think I should be."


"Glorybound has helped me believe in healing, wholeness & restoration."



In trying times, we give God glory!  In the face of fear & desperation, we give God glory! No matter what the circumstances or the situation we will continue to give our God glory!  He is worthy to be praised! Glory Hallelujah!

As we observe our world, we see evidence of the enemy everywhere. Covid-19 is running rampant. Substance abuse is uncontrollable. It has attacked household after household. It has infiltrated our society and is the vehicle the devil is using to cause death and destruction in our families. He is not prejudice and will entrap anyone he can get his hooks into. Red and yellow, black and white, NO ONE is precious in his sight and we are losing this battle. Right now, there are endless treatment programs out there for the addict. We are seeing everything from Christian & secular programs to inner city & rural programs to state-funded public programs to private luxury spas for celebrities & the very rich. Everything from 30 day to 60 day to 120 days to 3 months to 6 months to 12 months? What about the family? Though not the addict, they are equally affected by the addiction. The only thing worse than being a drug addict is loving a drug addict...Were it not for Glorybound, these kinds of families would be left by the wayside to fend for themselves, feeling hopeless & alone. But Glorybound. . ., has been a beacon of light for these families and has attempted to direct them toward the transforming power of the cross.

For 24 years, we have fought this fight and we have not given up. The battle is ongoing

We are grateful to you for your faithful prayers & support over the years. As we have been challenged on all sides, you have held up our arms. But we don’t fight alone.  As we battle on the front lines, you have anointed our wounds. God sent you to bless our efforts and you have responded in obedience. 

The voices of a million angels could not express our gratitude. . .

Yes, we have been challenged., but in the midst of trials and tribulations, we walk by faith and not by sight, believing God all the way!  He has promised never to leave us or forsake us and that is true. You have proven that you won’t leave us either. Thank you for traveling on the journey with us. Your faithfulness to the families of Glorybound has blessed us exceedingly and abundantly, far above that which we could ask or think. You are special to us. We need you to survive.

Friday Night Programs

6:00 pm: Family Dinner provided by local churches
7:00 pm Children’s Programming & Adult Bible Study

The children’s program includes age-appropriate activities and the Bible study topics include Christian marriage, prayer, leadership, parenting, and family issues.

Where we meet:
Revive Church | 7849 West Broadway | Brooklyn Park, MN 55445


"I would like to take a minute to express my gratitude for Ms Sharon and everyone else that plays a role in Glorybound. I went through Glorybound in 2011 and my life has been forever changed because of Glorybound Ministries. What I was taught in the time I went there has  changed my life and I am so blessed to have a relationship with God. I would never be where I am today if it wasn't for this ministry. I will never be able to repay Ms Sharon and this ministry for what they gave me. I owe my life to this ministry. To some they may be small but to me they were a life saver and that was HUGE in my life. I have a special place in my heart for this ministry and for God. Thank You. AMEN."

-Terry Welter

Other Services

Referral and Resource Network

A network of Christians provide goods, funds, and services to Glorybound families.

Fellowship Groups

From golf tournaments to tent revivals, Glorybound hosts events to celebrate and share the Gospel while raising awareness and support. All events point families to a new, drug-free lifestyle.

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Glorybound is a family restoration center that ministers directly to families of men and women in treatment programs who are struggling through the ravages of drug and alcohol abuse.

We are a non-profit organization and you can read more on our Guidestar page.


During and after the treatment program, Glorybound offers accountability and helps meet the family’s physical, spiritual, and emotional needs. Our goal is complete restoration of the family unity by using Christian faith-based social services.


Glorybound relies on the generous support from individuals that believe in the power of God to heal families. You can join with us and support the ministry by becoming a monthly donor, giving a one time gift or by participating in our annual golf tournament fundraiser. If you are a church of have your own business consider becoming one of our partners.

About GloryBound


Our Story

The process of recovery is a family affair. In 1991 John Thomas began treatment at Teen Challenge and through that process was he delivered from eighteen years of addiction to heroin, crack, and alcohol. While John found healing, Sharon was hurting and not prepared for a "changed" man. Sharon was dealing with health issues and still harbored anger, frustration, and resentment. 

It was not until they spent time apart when John came to Minnesota for work that God was able to begin to deal with Sharon's issues. He gave Sharon hope and a promise of healing. She soon followed her husband to Minnesota. God followed through on his promises and through nine surgeries Sharon was healed. 

John and Sharon started Glorybound in 1997 to minster directly to families of men and women in treatment programs struggling through the ravages of drug and alcohol abuse. John passed away July 2006. Sharon along with her sister Diane continued to passionately fight for families in recovery. June 2022 Sharon passed away due to health complications. We miss her tremendously! She is resting in the arms of Jesus, celebrating with John, and their daughter Chrissy. 

God gave Sharon and John Thomas the calling to minister and support families impacted by substance and incarceration. We also know that God's vision for this ministry has not ended or stopped because they are no longer physically on earth. Their desire was to keep the ministry alive and active. We covet your prayers, love, and support as we continue to follow God's leading this ministry.

Board Members

Joseph Bulmer

Sue Natysin

Joe Lash

Kris Hanson

Jeffery Thomas

Christian Hawkins

It is our sincere hope that you will Please Prayerfully Consider Making a Special Donation at this time.

As you are able, your support will sustain vital programs serving Families in Recovery during this period of unexpected financial impact.

Phone Number

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 2535, Maple Grove, MN 55311


Senior Administrator: Diane Baker

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