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.

20th Annual
Rev. John Thomas
Memorial Golf Tournament

Oak Glen Golf Course in Stillwater, MN

August 2nd, 2018

Rev. John & Sharon Thomas, Founders

Reverend John Thomas was co-founder and Executive Director of Glorybound until his passing on July 28 2006. In addition to his work at Glorybound, he served with the Promise Keepers Men of Faith, Teen Challenge, Arise with the Guys, and many other outreaches in the Twin Cities. He brought a boldness of God's Word and a moving, inspiring ministry of song to many major cities across the country, and he is missed by many. The Glorybound Golf, tournament has been named in his honor.

The mantle has now been passed on to John's wife Sharon, and the Glorybound vision remains unchanged. Glorybound works directly with families of those in drug/alcohol rehabilitation, and people who are incarcerated and seeking Christ in their lives. In 2016, the goal for Glorybound's to continue meeting the many needs of these families, and equipping them for, complete restoration as a family.

About The Tournament

FORMAT: 18-Hole Scramble

ENTRY FEE: $150 per player
Registration forms are due to Glorybound by Monday, July 16

REGISTRATION: 11 :30 am-1 2:45 pm All registered golfers will receive free gifts.


CARTS: Two per foursome.

Available throughout the tournament.

Will be held immediately following conclusion of play.


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

Register your team by Monday July 15th

This is a rain or shine event. No refunds available.



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.

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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.

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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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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