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Overcomers International Fellowship — A Ministry of Hospitality that changes lives

Overcomers International Fellowship was founded in 1995 and operates four facilities in St. Cloud, Minnesota — the Dream Center, the Hospitality House, the Caleb House and the Joshuah House. In addition to the four facilities in St. Cloud, Overcomers International Fellowship also operates the Matthew and Timothy Houses in Willmar Minnesota. All six facilities are licenced for board and lodging and offer a safe, supportive environment for men 18 and older who desire to get their lives on a productive course. Together, they combine for a capacity of 56 people.


Our Mission is to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, visit the prisoners, minister to the sick, and shelter the homeless, as instructed in Matthew 25:34-40, while preaching and teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ.


The Ministry provides

  • Christian Teaching from the Holy Bible

  • Recovery Support Groups

  • Christian Spiritual Counseling

  • Discipleship

  • Church Services


We offer a caring, safe haven for those who are seeking refuge, food, and shelter as well as a program of restoration and recovery. We also host recovery seminars, conferences, and educational workshops.


Together these programs offer hope for restoration through the power of God’s love, through Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, and the Word of God.


Pastor Laidlaw

The residents are struggling with mental health issues, chemical dependency issues, learning disabilities, and/or physical disabilities. They are homeless or have corrections housing issues, as well as case management requirements and medication needs.


Residents of Overcomers International Fellowship facilities attend daily support groups, receive individual counseling, and have a structured accountability program that includes following their case management and aftercare programs.


Residents must also sign in and out, perform household chores, follow a personal weekly plan of goals and accountability and participate in other activities essential to reintegration into mainstream society.  As residents progress through the program, they gain more freedom as they successfully take on more responsibility in their personal social growth, aftercare, and community activities. To reach the goal of caring for themselves and others.


Pastor Michael Laidlaw
Executive Director of Overcomers International Fellowship