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.

Thanksgiving Food Drive

October 20th - November 20th

Impossible you say! It can't be that time already! Ah, but it is! Right now, we are currently seeking donations as we prepare for at least fifty (50) Thanksgiving gift boxes to bless families in recovery this Holiday season.

We have been blessed with many partners like you over the years now and we all work together to encourage and reach out in a tangible way. Your donations go a long way in helping us get this done.

Donate between Oct 20th and Nov 20th.
You will be glad that you did.

*This year our donations are down and we desperately need your help in getting this done. We need everything for these gift baskets this year, and we are including a list of the food items we have always given in the past. Any donation would be a blessing, whether food or financial. It has cost as little as $25 to provide a meal for these precious families.

Come help us with the Thanksgiving Baskets
on November 23rd @ Revive Church, Brooklyn Park.

Please call us at (763)493-5522, if you can help in any of these areas this year.

Upcoming: Children's Gift Drive - December 1st - 20rth.

Holiday Food Lists:


Cup of Mushroom Soup
Friend Onion Rings
Cranberry Sauce
Dinner Rolls
Mac & Cheese
Canned Fruit
Cool Whip
Sweet Potatoes/Yams


Pancake Mix
Paper Products
Kids Snack Items


Ground Beef
Spaghetti Sauce
Canned Veggies
Hot Dogs
Granola Bars
Peanut Butter
Hot Chocolate

Gift Cards so we can shop for the needed items

*This is a suggested list of items traditionally used in our Thanksgiving Gift Boxes. Please feel free to donate any other items not included on this list.



Friday Night Program

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

Glorybound Kidz! Summer Camp

This is a comprehensive 9-week summer program offered to children (ages 3-12) of the families we serve. This safe, Christ-centered environment includes day care, field trips, swimming, crafts, and special events. Costs are extremely low making it affordable to all. It allows children a fun-filled summer experience.

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.

Seasonal Specials

We help to support holiday celebrations by providing needed items for the family.

Glorybound Videos


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.

Our Story

The process of recovery is a family affair. In 1991 my husband John Thomas began treatment at Teen Challenge and through that process was delivered from eighteen years of addiction to heroin, crack and alcohol. While he had found healing, I was still hurting and was not prepared for the “changed” man. I was dealing with health issues and still harbored anger, frustration, and resentment and I was not adjusting well to my husband’s life change.

It wasn’t until we spent time apart when John came to Minnesota for work that God was able to begin to deal with my issues. He gave me hope and a promise of healing and I soon followed my husband to Minnesota. God followed through on his promise and through 9 surgeries I was healed.

John and I started Glorybound in 1997 to minister directly to families of men and women in treatment programs who are struggling through the ravages of drug and alcohol abuse. John passed away in July, 2006 due to complications related to diabetes.

I have continued to passionately fight for families in recovery. My experience with prison, drugs, and poverty allow me to relate in an incarnational way to the families at Glorybound. Today along with my sister Diane who leads the Glorybound children’s ministry, we offer accountability and help meet the physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of families in recovery.

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Board Members

Terry Francis
Men's Program Director Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge
9343 Hillside Drive
Champlin, MN  55316
612-366-0006 cell
[email protected]

Sue Natysin
Director Border State Bank
PO Box 1276
International Falls, MN 556640
612-327-8188 cell
[email protected]

Craig Murphy
Realtor Epic Commercial Realty
2038 158th Ave NW
Andover, MN  55304
[email protected]

Sharon Thomas
Executive Director, Glorybound Ministries
7225 Hemlock Lane N # 202
Maple Grove, MN55369
763-493-5522 GLORYBOUND Office
[email protected]

Cecily Martinez
1130 Friar Lane
Minnetonka, MN 55305
(763)232-3144 cell
[email protected]

Joseph Bulmer
30828 144th St
Princeton, MN 55371

Deni Foss
5530 Old Viking Blvd. NW
Anoka, MN 55303
[email protected]

Joe Lash
1309 88th Ave N.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55444
[email protected]

Phone Number


Mailing Address

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


Executive Director: Sharon Thomas
[email protected]

Coordinator of Children Ministries: Diane Baker
[email protected]

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