Rooted in Recovery

Spiritual environments and experiences in Christ that bring recovery to the hearts, minds, and souls of those struggling with substance abuse, and healing to their marriages and families.

Changing the Game

Training Program
Training Place

Located on 150 acres of beautiful land near Lake Thurmond, GameChangers is a unique residential ministry for men struggling with substance abuse. GameChangers has three distinct programs all designed to help both men and their families on the path to recovery.

Our Programs

Recovery Center

Recovery Center

A place for men recovering from substance abuse to take control of their lives and build a foundation for their future through Christ.

Training Center

Training Center

Vocation focused training to help men recovering from substance abuse develop new valuable skills in various trades.

Retreat Center

Retreat Center

A short-term stay facility for those seeking to improve their relationship with Christ and each other outside of their day-to-day lives.

Founder William H. Dalzell III

Meet Our Founder

GameChangers was founded by William H. Dalzell III, who lives in North Augusta, South Carolina, with his wife and four children. Will owns multiple successful CSRA businesses and provides leadership in the community through his generosity and service.

Will’s heart for GameChangers is rooted in his own recovery from drugs in alcohol, from which he has been free since 2007. Will feels called to serve his brothers who are in search of a similar life-altering recovery rooted in faith.

The Story

Will 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 GameChangers property was secured in 2019 along with 501c3 non-profit status. In 2020 we accepted and graduated our inaugural group of men, some of which are now serving as part of our staff for future groups.

Our Core Values


Christ is Lord over all. We praise, honor, and glorify him in our recovery, and use His word as a guide for our daily lives.


To be and show the love people need when life has tried to show them otherwise and they doubt love is still the way.


This change comes from seeking the Lord with honesty, open-mindedness, and a willingness for daily recovery.


The strength to get back up when people, situations or ideas try to knock us down. This is essential for lasting change.


Become a GameChanger

We need your help you continue helping men and their families recover from substance abuse with Christ-centered healing. Your contribution changes the game for someone in need.