The Roessigers head a small ministry called In Him Healing Touch Ministries. Like many small nonprofits, they initially chose to get mail at their home instead of renting out a post office box. Venice Code Enforcement officials are using the listing of the residence as the ministry's address to build a case against the Roessigers. In addition to prayer and Bible study, the ministry has food outreaches in the community and engages in foreign missions work. The latter includes ministering to people living in garbage dumps through providing meals and religious services.
"We will not stand idly by while local governments run over families for having these types of religious gatherings in the privacy of their own homes," said PJI president Brad Dacus. "If cities want to fine people and drag them into court or before other tribunals for having prayer meetings, we will be waiting for them," Dacus continued.
PJI would like to acknowledge and thank attorney Roger Gannam of the law firm Lindell & Farson for serving as Florida counsel in this matter.