Who We Are

The Fortress is a thirty bed, men’s, faith-based, restoration program, whose center of focus is Jesus Christ. It is not the “Program” that saves us from addiction, it is Jesus in us and Jesus in the “Program” that leads to Victory over addiction.

At The Fortress, we understand the importance of developing a true and realistic relationship with Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. It is the only way we can be restored Spirit, Soul, and Body.

If you are struggling with addiction to gambling, sexual immorality, alcohol, or drugs, The Fortress is a safe place to find refuge from the storm.


Proverbs 18:10

10The name of the Lord is a strong fortress; the godly run to him and are safe.




One of our newest additions to the house is the opportunity of having weekly, personal, one-on-one-counseling sessions.

Here at The Fortress we try our best to steer away from having a “cookie cutter” one-size-fits-all approach to restoration from addiction.

Not everyone is the same, we all have a unique testimony that involves a broad spectrum of circumstances. With this in mind, we feel it is very important that we address each client’s issues individually.

Currently our counseling is of the non-licensed type and is more of the mentorship variety. Pastor Brent Waldemarsen is our volunteer accountability partner, who is available to the men on a weekly basis..

He is a man of God who volunteers his time in order to extend to the men the grace, understanding, and wisdom that God has given Pastor Brent through his own personal victory in Christ.                                                  



In addition to being required to find a home church, the men of The Fortress have the opportunity to attend  our Wednesday worship services.

Every Wednesday night at 6:30 pm the men gather to worship God outside the walls of The Fortress. It is a time fellowship with the local community and it is open to the public.

In addition to fellowship, the men receive The Word of God from inhouse Pastors and Counselors, as well as guest speakers throughout the local area.

Please feel free to join us at:

Harvest Community Church

905 Litchfield Ave SW, Willmar, MN 56201

Wednesday nights at 6:30 pm


Meet The Team

Cecil Meyer

Adam Trask

Brent Waldemarsen

Derek Franker

Reed Berget

Jim Butterfield

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