Tackling Our Community's
Toughest Issues

Addiction, substance abuse, hunger, homelessness and hopelessness are all core problems that Regenesis is dedicated to improving in the tri-cities.

Residential Recovery

Our ongoing mission is to restore faith, family, and future by ending addiction, building character, leading change, and modeling Christ. 

A Fully Operational
Outreach Ministry

Our ministries include Regenesis Thrift, Hannah’s Home, Love in Action Hotel Outreach, the Bless Blanford Project, and the City Harvest Food Ministries. 

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How It All Started

About Regenesis

Regenesis, a 501(c)3 organization, was started in May 2008 as a fulfillment of Pastor Gary McReynolds’ vision to integrate Christ back into the community. In a city suffering with violence, drugs, and families living in poverty, the McReynolds called on God and the community to become a catalyst for change. Regenesis began in Petersburg, Virginia with a core group of about 8 dedicated people, a thrift store, a recovery home, and a passion to see individuals as well as whole communities changed.

One of the area’s biggest problems was drug and alcohol abuse and the incarceration rate. With the number of overdose deaths and prisons’ intakes on the rise, Regenesis made it their mission to guide those in danger towards a better life. The Regenesis recovery program started in 2008 as a rehabilitation home for those in need while seeking a relationship with Christ. The students of this nine month personal development program are challenged and mentored with biblical counseling, daily devotions, and spiritual guidance.   Learn More

Dedicated to

Restoring Faith,
Family & Future

While in our homes, Regenesis students learn about God’s love and His plan for their lives. We teach discipline, character, and accountability for actions taken. We also give our students the tools necessary to transform their lives through the power of God. Our program is designed to provide a stable environment so that students can have an opportunity to excel in hard work, community service, and Bible studies.

A Personal Development
Recovery Program for
Men & Women

Regenesis teaches its students to get set free from substance abuse and poor life choices while discovering God’s true purpose for their lives.

  • Recover in Residential Homes
  • Learn Christ-Centered Teaching
  • Extensively Trained Staff
  • Hard Work & Community Service

Our Ministries

Regenesis Thrift

Regenesis Thrift

Regenesis Thrift’s two locations complete a cycle of provision for the ministry, welfare for the community and work training for the participants in our homes.

Hannah's Home

Hannah's Home

A transformative twelve-month biblical-based Christian residential program designed to support mothers who are grappling with addiction or other life-controlling issues.

Bless Blanford Project

Bless Blanford Project

A neighborhood revitalization initiative that will afford median and low-income households the opportunity to gain affordable housing and pursue homeownership. 

Hotel Outreach

Love in Action Hotel Outreach

A unique ministry in our area, Love In Action brings food and other resources to those forced to stay in local hotels as a bridge to more permanent housing. 

Market St. Coffee

All profits from Market Street coffee go to support Hannah’s Home, a residency for expectant moms and mothers with babies. The coffee shop also allows the single moms to be gainfully employed while rebuilding their life.

City Harvest Food Ministry

City Harvest Food Ministry

Hunger is an ongoing issue in Petersburg and surrounding areas. City Harvest Food Ministry directly acquires and provides food to the homeless and those in need. 

  • “I’ve been at Regenesis and I can never ever imagine a life without God in the center of it, or without my Regenesis family. So if you’re reading this and you’re struggling, hurting, sick and stuck in a place of accepting that there’s nothing better for you, I am walking, talking, living, breathing, proof that God can change your life, just like He has mine, this is my story of Grace and if He can change me, He can change anyone. So please call Regenesis it can help change your life!”

    In Recovery