Our Pastor’s

Senior Pastor … DeWayne Hicks
Sister Pastor … Rebecca Hicks

Married in August 2001, we immediately began Courage To Chang Recovery Ministry at Evangel Temple Assembly of God Church, Fort Smith, Arkansas. Both of us being active members of 12 Step Recovery, we participated in the organization of the Sebastian County Drug Court Program and as a result our faith based meetings are recognized by the local courts to obtain any required signatures for 12 step meetings.

Together we have 4 adult children and 6 grandchildren, 2 of which live with us keeping us young and happy.

We enjoy ministering on our tongue talking Harley Davidson, boating, and bar-b-qing and sharing the love of Jesus everywhere!

As of January 2023 we both retired from serving Sebastian County Adult Detention Center as head chaplains enabling us to be full time pastors at Courage. We are still tightly connected to the Sebastian County Drug Court as well as the DWI Court and Veterans Court.

Pastor DeWayne & Sister Pastor Rebecca Hicks
Pastor DeWayne
& Sister Pastor Rebecca Hicks


Sunday Morning 11:00
Sunday Evening 6:30
Wednesday Evening 7:00

Sunday School

Adults 9:30 A.M.
Children 10:45 A.M.


I-540 to Exit 14
South toward Bonanza
2 miles on the right

Courage To Change Meeting Schedule

Monday … Recovery Bible Study … 7:00 P.M.
Tuesday … Recovery Bible Study … 6:30 P.M.
Thursday … 12 Step Recovery … 7:30 P.M.
Saturday … Courage To Walk … 10:00 A.M.