Faith and Community Leaders Rallying Together for a Common Cause


2024 Event Information Coming Soon!

PAST EVENT – June 9, 2023

Keynote Speaker: Dr. J.R. Thicklin

Dr. J.R. Thicklin is President and CEO of Destiny By Choice, Inc. where he is empowering lives and shaping destinies of lives impacted by domestic violence and related abuse.

Dr. J.R. Thicklin has worked with the Safe Return Domestic Violence Program with incarcerated men within reentry correctional facilities, transforming their lives addressing Purpose, Manhood, and Fatherhood. He is a Certified Cultural Competency Trainer, Anger Management Specialist, and Domestic Violence Specialist, Mental Health First Aid Facilitator For Adults & Youth, Certified 24/7 Dad Trainer and Dr. Dad and 7 Secrets of Effective Fathering with the National Fatherhood Initiative and National Center on Fathering as well as Triple P Facilitator. He is the Founder of the programs “Father’s Lifelines”, Man Up Stand Up Against Domestic Violence and Destiny Changers: Raising Boys To Men.


Thicklin is a standout spokesperson addressing “End The Demand” of Human and Sex Trafficking as well as Project CEASE addressing HIV, PrEP and the Intersection Between Domestic Violence & HIV. His passion runs deep inside of his Social Justice work in “Dismantling Racism and the Role of Clergy”. He has volunteered and works for over 25 years with grassroots social services programs addressing parenting, mentorship and bridging the gap between Faith Communities, Domestic Violence and Mental Health.



Event Included:

  • Lunch Provided by Tomoka Christian
  • Faith Community and Certified Peer Recovery Specialist
  • Youth and Mentoring
  • The Trauma Informed Church


Other Topics:

The Church and Trauma Certified Peers in the Faith Community

Youth and Mentoring



Tomoka Christian Church
1450 Hand Ave
Ormond Beach, Florida 32174