About Us

Christian Retreat Center, Addiction Recovery & More

America’s Keswick is a ministry that teaches and models biblical Christian living through Addiction Recovery for men and women, training and resources, Christian conferences, concerts, and events, and by providing group retreat rental facilities and service to other like-minded organizations.

Purpose Statement

The purpose of America’s Keswick is to model and teach biblical living in Christ Jesus, to provide an environment in which Biblical life transformation takes place and to foster active personal involvement in the local church.

Mission Statement

America’s Keswick is a multi-generational, cross-cultural ministry where biblical teaching and worship lead to a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ, resulting in a transformed life. We serve people with excellence through addiction recovery, conferences (events), retreats and outreach.

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Our History

Since 1924, America’s Keswick has been serving the Lord through Bible Conference ministry, and thousands of lives have been changed through the teaching of the Word of God and the Victorious Christian Life.

America’s Keswick Colony of Mercy was founded on September 25, 1897, by William Raws, as a spiritual restoration center for men who had become addicted to alcohol. Having been miraculously saved and set free from his addiction, William Raws gave his life to the purpose of reclaiming men who, like himself, had lost everything to the bondage of alcohol. With only $1.87, and unbounded faith in God, he began a work, the results of which only time and eternity will tell.

The Colony of Mercy continues to be used by God to transform lives. Over the years, more than 20,000 men have passed through this place, and countless lives have been transformed by the grace and power of the Lord Jesus Christ. Many have enjoyed years of freedom from addiction since their lives were changed here at Keswick.

Such miracles of grace can be found living godly lives throughout this country and abroad. Their frequent expressions of gratitude are heartwarming encouragements to new men arriving at the Colony.

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