Fred & Casey Weymouth
Fred Weymouth struggled with drug and alcohol addiction for most of his adult life. Fred began dabbling with drugs in high school and quickly lost control. He joined the Coast Guard as a way of escape from his problems and quickly found alcohol the prevalent problem in his life. He left the military with an honorable discharge and joined the family business that his grandfather and father built from the ground up. Fred maintained some sobriety during these years and began to seek solace in material things. In 2004, his father was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and was given just 8 weeks to live. After his death, Fred went into full rebellion and began a downhill spiral into heroin addiction that lasted for multiple years. By 2014, Fred had been in and out of many rehabs, exhausted all of his support system, and was homeless to the point of complete desperation. One night behind a Valero, sleeping on a cardboard mat, Fred asked God to save him from himself and to deliver him from his addiction. The Lord saved him that night and he began to transform him by the renewing of his mind. He spent some time incarcerated afterwards and began to get into the Word and the Lord gave him a passion for the word and for the lost. That passion led him to co- found The Fix and Lighthouse Ministries helping people with the same struggles from which the Lord delivered him. Now Fred is the co- pastors and co-director of The Fix Ministry and pastors The Fix’s City Lighthouse Mission RVA, and urban ministry that helps the homeless and lost in Richmond, Virginia
Casey Weymouth has a similar story and background as her husband, Fred. Casey spent multiple years in the Army, serving in Kosovo and Germany. She earned her B.S. in Business Finance in 2003 from Virginia Commonwealth University. She struggled with drugs and alcohol for many years and in brokenness and desperation, gave her life to Christ. Casey has a passion for the lost and broken and sharing where hope and freedom are found, in Christ. Casey is a member of the SBCV women’s ministry team, and teaches and speaks to women about pertinent biblical issues and resources. Casey is a Director for The Fix Ministry and teaches women at our urban church plant, City Lighthouse Mission RVA.
Wren & Forest Kincaid
Wren and Forest met in 2014 while attending bible college and working in ministry. They were married in 2016 and enjoyed the team God created them to be ever since.
Wren grew up in Richmond where he knew the Lord at an early age and felt the pull of God to serve in ministry. After school he went on to college and the Air National Guard. Over the years he ran from his calling and was caught up in the drug and party lifestyle where eventually he was introduced to Heroin. Addiction took hold and he lost everything. On December 7th 2012 God spoke to him to get help or he was going to die, that day he stopped running and called Pastor Jason Swezey. He entered a Christian discipleship program and the chains of addiction were broken!
Forest grew up in a divided home in Arkansas where in just a few years her family endured loved ones being imprisoned, sexual abuse and suicide. To cope Forest fell into partying and using pills. Her addiction grew to shooting up, overdose and an attempt at suicide. Her family reached out to a program in Richmond and she entered the Mercy house in 2013. During her time there she felt God was pulling the pain from her past out of her like poison from a wound, healing her and restoring her in mighty ways!
Wren and Forest welcomed their first baby girl, Arden Rose Kincaid into the world March 2020. It was a rough year to become first-time parents but God has seen them through and has celebrated over their life with transformations from Glory to Glory!
Will & Nikki Buchanan
Will and his wife Nikki met at a Saturday night outreach service at the fix ministry in 2019. Will was studying at Regent University while Nikki was completing her studies at Liberty University where she was pursuing her degree in elementary education. God quickly saw fit to knit these two together to form a couple that would follow the Lord’s call and advance his kingdom for the glory of God.
Will grew up in Hanover where he would spend most of his childhood and teenage years. After high school he found himself engulfed in a life of drugs and alcohol. In 2013 his mother passed away from cancer which would lead him a point of complete hopelessness. In 2015 will was sent to a Teen Challenge program in Albany, New York where he was radically transformed and called to the parachurch ministry of reaching the lost and broken. Since 2022, Will has been installed as the men’s program director at The Fix Ministry program and continues to serve and pour into these men’s lives.
Nikki was born and raised in King William. She was active in sports during her middle and high school years and was always exceptional at everything she did. While Nikki was in high school, she became very active in the church she was attending at that time. Throughout the time that Nikki was serving in her church, she felt her service to the church was becoming empty and without direction. In the spring of 2019, Nikki began to serve at the Fix Ministry where she finally felt she had been called. After meeting Casey Weymouth, (one of) the founder’s wife, she felt at home and like God had placed her. Nikki is actively involved in the Fix Women’s ministry, childcare services in the ministry, and directs the children’s program at The Fix Ministry outreach services. Nikki is truly a blessing from God and genuine example of a leader.
Despite growing up in an alcoholic household, Scott began drinking at an early age become a full fledge alcoholic by the age of twenty. After meeting his wife and giving his life to Christ in his early twenties, he quit drinking. Ten years later they got divorced. Despite his success in the business world, the loss of his wife was the catalyst for him to start again. It took several years, but Scott eventually sought help. For over ten years he was in and out of rehab, at times very successful at others back at rock bottom.
It was at rock bottom that he entered “The Healing Place” in Richmond, Virginia at the suggestion of his brother. After leaving the program early, Scott picked up drinking and did something he swore he’d never do; smoke crack and put a needle in his arm. This decision almost cost him his life. By the grace of God, Scott was able to get back to The Healing Place where he graduated, became a mentor, and got a six-figure job at the Federal Reserve in Richmond. Unfortunately, Scott had one more run in him in him and again he lost everything that he had worked in his recovery. Scott ended up at MCV where a nurse suggested a faith-based program in Beaverdam, New Life Ranch. He was told once at the Healing Place, if you miss the God part, you miss the whole thing. God had a plan!
Scott entered the program directly upon release from the hospital where he met Pastor Jason Swezey, his wife Jody and their son Lucas, and things really began to change. All effort was now, and for the first time, put directly into his relationship with God. Through Pastor Swezey and the men he was surrounded by daily he learned to put God first. Not only to stay sober but to lead a joy filled life.
Through that relationship his future took on new meaning, he became part a Pastor Swezey’s staff eventually becoming his assistant director. From the very beginning of the vision God has for “The Fix”, Scott has stood beside Pastor Swezey and Pastor Fred, helping build the program from the ground up as the Program Manager. He is responsible for the day to day operations of the facility and keeps things running smoothly. It is abundantly clear to him that this is God’s plan and path and he is happy to be in a position to help the students in the program with their walk in the Lord and avoid some of the pain that he had to go through to get here.