Our Team

Living Free is composed of a team of passionate and dedicated individuals whose unwavering commitment and shared mission enable us to reach out and help those who seek our guidance. Our collective strength lies in our shared passion for helping individuals find hope, healing, and purpose. We invite you to explore the stories, backgrounds, and experiences of the exceptional individuals who shape the very essence of Living Free.


Greg Keylon


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Jeff Arp

VP of Training & U.S. Field Operations

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Our Founder

Dr. Jimmy Ray Lee, President Emeritus


Dr. Jimmy Ray Lee is the founder and President Emeritus of Living Free, aka Turning Point Ministries, Inc. He is the author of Understanding the Times and several small group studies published by Living Free.

Dr. Lee is the founder and honorary chairman of Project 714 (now known as National Center for Youth Issues), a chemical prevention/intervention program for schools. He also founded an inner-city ministry called Ark Ministries that reached 600 to 700 young people weekly. He started the Chattanooga Teen Challenge and served as its president for three years. Jimmy served as the Nashville Teen Challenge executive director during its formative years.

In 1983, Jimmy was awarded the “Service to Mankind Award” presented by the Highland Sertoma Club in Hixson, Tennessee. Dr. Lee and his wife Louise have two adult children and two grandchildren.

Board of Directors

Dr. Jimmy R. Lee

President Emeritus

Living Free (Honorary Member)

Dr. Kevin Tyler

South Asia Training School

South Asia Training School, Global Teen Challenge

Dr. Dolly Thomas

Clinical Psychologist & Director

Clinical Psychologist & Director, Adult & Teen Challenge

Mr. Mark Carpenter


Director, Transformation Counseling Center, Chattanooga

Mr. David Parker

President & CEO

President & CEO, Covenant Transport

Rev. Clayton Arp

U.S. Missionary

U.S. Missionary, Living Free Consultant

Mr. Steve Duggins


Attorney, Duggins Law Group, PLLC, Chattanooga

Mr. Darik Dawes

President & Founder

President & Founders, Dawes Hospitality

Rev. Tunya Adams


Director & Founder, Living Free of Harrison County, KY

Rev. Roger Helle


President & Founder, Roger Helle Ministries

Dr. Jack Smart


Founder & CEO, Rural Freedom

Rev. Greg W. Keylon

President & CEO

Living Free

Advisory Council

Dr. Don Pratt


Family Integrity Training

Dr. Ruth Liu

Retired Educator

Southern Adventist University

Rev. Wayne Gray


Adult & Teen Challenge of Oklahoma

Dr. Bill Effler

Retired Educator and Counselor

Lee University

Dr. Mike Chapman

Pastor Emeritus

City Church Chattanooga

Jeremy Callahan

Signature Broker

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate

Rev. Kim Black

Founder & President

Anderson County Recovery