The Team

The team creating the three day Freedom Weekend – this journey into freedom – is a group of men from the Chattanooga, TN/North Georgia area drawn together by the message of Life and Freedom in Christ. We have all been impacted uniquely through Wild at Heart … and now our passion is to bring this impact into your world.

We are convinced that God wants to awaken the hearts of men, show them the path of Life and teach them how to fight for their own freedom and for the freedom of others in their lives and live a life of adventure.

Putting together an experience of this magnitude takes the efforts of many good men. All of the men serving on the team are volunteers and have been walking in this message with each other, and bringing this message to other men through various studies and events.

Please join us and experience what it feels like to have a heart that is truly alive. You will never be the same.

Jason Carter

JasonJason is a founding member of The Journey Ministries, a team of men that provides retreats and small group activities for men in the message and spirit of “Wild at Heart” by author John Eldredge.  Jason has attended the Wild at Heart Boot Camp facilitated by John and the Ransomed Heart team.

Jason is in his 22nd year as a public school educator where he has taught at the secondary level and served as an administrator.  Currently he is back in the classroom teaching social studies, coaching softball, and impacting teenagers at the high school level.

Jason loves baseball, good food, good music, and Georgia football.  In addition to his family, Jason’s passion is to fight for the hearts of men in hopes that they can experience the same freedom and life that Christ has given him.  Jason lives in Ringgold, GA with his wife of 21 years, Amy, and their three children Jacob, Katie Beth, and Kimi.

Wally Hindman

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Wally is also a founding member of The Journey Ministries and attended The Wild at Heart Boot Camp in August of 2010.

Wally worked for over 34 years in Information Technology focused for the last 14 years on sales and management.  He completed his Master of Arts in Professional Counseling in May, 2011 and works as a counselor at Lighthouse Life Skills and Transformation Center in Chattanooga, TN.  He has served for over 27 years as an elder at The City Church of Chattanooga.

Wally enjoys meeting people from all walks of life, but especially enjoys working with men and fathers as they work through their struggles with living  an appropriately balanced life.  He and his wife Pamela recently celebrated their 35rd anniversary and  have three adult children, two dogs, and two granddogs.

Tim Cook


Tim brings multiple talents to The Journey Ministries team.  He has been exposed to the ministry from birth, having been raised in a Minister’s home.  Tim graduated from Lee University with a degree in Public Relations and has served professionally in varying positions within event management and conferencing.

Additionally, Tim serves as the Music Minister of a church in the  Chattanooga area.  His heart for men to be set free is evident and he looks forward to what the Lord is going to do through TJM!!!  Tim is married to his wife of 8 years, Jill and they have two sons, Joshua Paul and Christian Isaiah and are expecting a little girl very soon.


     Mark Carpentermark carpenter

Mark brings great value to The Journey Ministries team.  As a professional counselor, his wisdom and understanding of people in invaluable.  Mark is the President/Director of the Transformation and Lighthouse Counseling Center.  He has been a Licensed Professional Counselor since 1994.  He is a licensed minister and a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.

Mark and his wife, Debbie, have a daughter, Amanda.  His interests are in Marriage and Family Therapy, Adult Counseling, Spiritual Direction, and Life Coaching

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