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Radical Restoration Ministries is about setting the captives free, into a family and empowering them to hear from God and know how to act His word.


The ministry program is 12 to 18 months of Christian discipleship that is dedicated to teaching the uncompromising Word of God and empowering women to utilize their God given gifts for His Glory.

Our Mission – Radical Restoration is a faith based, Not for Profit organization, Christ-Centered Ministry dedicated to rehabilitating women upon release of incarceration and/or release from rehab centers. We provide housing and an environment where they can grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ. We teach Christian biblical standards and principles which we expect them to turn around and apply to their daily lives. It is the mission of Radical Restoration to provide a full range of services to females with a history of dysfunction and addictions. We are a multi-cultural, bilingual and non-denominational setting.  We want to show women God’s unfailing love through His mercy and compassion.


Our History – While in the Volusia County Jail in 2005, Dawn Knighton-Adkins, our founder, had a vision from God to start a ministry which would help women just like her. She had a troubled history and was using her skills to do many illegal and unsavory things. She found herself at the bottom of a dark pit and knew only God could and would help her get out. She made a promise to the Lord in that jail that when she was released she would use the gifts and skills He gave her for His kingdom. She would be His hands and feet to others like her.​


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October 7th 2007, Dawn was released from prison and immediately honored her covenant with God by engaging in many different local ministries. She reached out to addicted women in Sister of Sobriety at Disc Village, a local organization which helped young women in need. She transported these same women to and from church services and activities. The Lighthouse children’s home knew her as their volunteer hair dresser. She counseled women in crisis pregnancies at the local Wakulla Pregnancy Center.


By November of 2008 Dawn began a Friday Night Bible study to deliver men and women from the bondage of addictions of all types. She instilled in them their need for Christ above anything else in their life. She wanted them to use the desire they once held for their addictions and turn it into an addiction to the Lord. Dawn was ordained as a Minister on January 11th 2009.



In August of 2009 she was given the opportunity to rent a place in Panacea, Fl. She could use as a transition home for women leaving addiction and prison. She worked hard painting, clearing the yard, gathering furniture and needs to house six to eight women. The open house for Radical Restoration was held on November 7th 2009.

In 2016, Dawn met her husband, Ron Adkins, who was supernaturally released from a 500 year prison sentence after doing 20 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Shortly after they were married, God brought them full circle back to the judge who sentenced him. They now spend their time together sharing their powerful testimonies in prisons, churches, and conferences all over the country.



Today Radical Restoration Ministries has multiple residential discipleship homes.  Our locations are in Florida, Alabama, Indiana, and Texas.


Dawn has written a book about the incredible encounters with God that changed her life and birthed this ministry. To read more CLICK HERE and order your book today!


Our Beliefs


  • We believe the Bible to be the inspired, infallible, authoritative Word of God.

  • We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

  • We believe in the deity and humanity of Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, in His present rule as Head of the Church and in His personal return in power and glory.

  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

  • We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ, with equality across racial, gender, and class differences.

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