"We live, in fact, in a world starved for solitude, silence, and private; and therefore starved for meditation and true friendship - CS Lewis"



Currently, we provide free counseling and encouragement to our local community at the office. Through the Internet or we are able to minister to those outside our state or country. We also have an apartment in North Carolina where God’s servants can come for a sabbatical, some physical rest, and encouragement at no cost to themselves.

Laurie and I have been counseling and encouraging folks for over 35 years in ministry together. In addition, we utilize homes and/or guest quarters that our ministry partners own in different states to accommodate leaders.

Our ultimate vision for Solitude Place is to be a retreat center where pastors, chaplains, missionaries, ministry leaders, and Christian business owners can come for respite and encouragement, at no cost.

We all know a hiker stops along the way to rest so he can continue along his journey feeling refreshed to complete his trek. These homes provide a place to stop for the weary. However; many ministry leaders fail to stop and spend time with their family and Lord.

In fact, research shows that some of the biggest reasons that pastors burnout in ministry is due to the lack of vacation/sabbatical rest, little or no physical exercise, no effective way to deal with critics, lack of daily time in the Scriptures, poor relational/leadership skills, the neglect of family, loneliness while leading, and the inability to say no to requests.

We provide a place where folks can come to REST, be REFRESHED and RECONNECT in all of those relationships! You can help by praying, becoming a monthly financial partner, and sharing about Solitude place with your friends. With God’s help there are no limits!

If you would like more information about Solitude Place, please contact Pastor Randy Southwick at randy@solitudeplace.com

Big News for Solitude Place!

“Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.” Galatians 6:10

The following video details how Solitude Place was given a house by Element Church.

The actual transfer of the home will occur later in 2019. Please pray for our board as we decide how to best utilize this generous gift.

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You can support the ministry online today by utilizing the PayPal button below:

If you desire to help us financially by check, please make your check payable to:

Solitude Place Ministries Inc. and mail to:

Solitude Place Ministries Inc.
PO Box 63
Rutherfordton, NC 28139

Please feel free to contact us:

Phone at (828) 351-9679

Email at Randy@solitudeplace.com

Standard mail:

Solitude Place Ministries Inc.
PO Box 63
Rutherfordton, NC 28139

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