OUR FOUNDER

Will Dalzell

GameChangers was founded by William H. Dalzell III, who lives in North Augusta, South Carolina, with his wife and four children.  He treasures spending time with his family and enjoys playing golf, soccer, exercising, and helping others.  He is a business owner who provides leadership in the community through his generosity and service.  

 

Will’s heart for GameChangers is rooted in his own battles with alcohol, drugs, and struggling marriage.  In 2007, Will found himself in a small jail cell with an impending two-year sentence, covered in needle marks and shrouded with a deep sense of hopelessness.  Through God’s grace, Will surrendered himself and found hope in a new relationship with the Lord through an in-resident rehabilitation program.  Will has been free from drugs, alcohol, and tobacco since June 11, 2007, and feels called to serve his brothers who are in search of a similar life-altering recovery rooted in faith. 

 

 

On Easter of 2017, a vision for this very calling was put in Will’s heart.  For two years, he wrestled with embracing this new mission he believed the Lord placed before him and, in the spirit of surrendering, sat down and began drawing the master plan.  He envisioned a wooded refuge where men struggling with addiction can come together to learn a trade, receive counseling, and heal within an uplifting and tranquil environment.  The property would also feature a short-term retreat center for other faith-based initiatives such as marriage counseling and celebrations. 

 On Easter of 2019, a property he thought would serve as the location for his vision suddenly fell through, and as Will drove home frustrated and confused, he came across a "for sale" sign down the road.  As God would have it, the property for sale mirrored the original vision that He placed on his heart two years prior - including the 3 ponds Will drew in his original master plan!  

 

We are excited to announce that GameChangers has since been granted 501c3 non-profit status. The land was secured in 2019, the master plan for the program complex has been approved, and 15 acres for a nursery farm have been cleared and the initial planting has been completed. As we open our doors to our inaugural group of men, we would like to pause and invite you to join us in this continuing journey.  Any contribution, either spiritual or financial, is cherished and helps us get one step closer to achieving our mission of uplifting men, rooted in recovery.  Thank you for your time, and may the Lord bless you and keep you.  

OUR MISSION

To provide spiritual environments and experiences in Christ that bring recovery in the hearts, minds, and souls of those struggling with substance abuse.

OUR VISION

GameChangers will be a wooded refuge with two distinct ministry facilities, the Recovery and Retreat Centers, for people looking for Christ - centered healing and growth.