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The power of prayer; Full Spectrum Healing Center opens in Hammond

Barb Geisler (left) and Pastor Troy Jensen stand where the reception counter will go when Full Spectrum Healing Center in Hammond is fully remodeled. (Photo by Sarah Young)

There’s a Christian saying that says “the Lord works in mysterious ways.”

Pastor Troy Jensen and his ministry team at Full Spectrum Healing Center in Hammond want to familiarize people with those ways, their faith and their belief in the power of prayer.

The center, located in the metal quonset-hut-like building just east of Hammond on Highway 12, is associated with EXODUS Recovery Mission of Somerset.

“Our purpose is to set people free from afflictions that hold them captive -- addictions, emotional, physical, mental afflictions -- with the power of Jesus Christ,” Jensen said.

Jensen is an ordained minister through Randy Dean Ministries out of Living Word Chapel in Forest. He’s not a staff member there, but is focused on outreach ministries in the outlying communities. Their main focus area is between the points of Grantsburg, Spooner, Sheldon, Pepin and Elk River, Minn.

Jensen and Barb Geisler, minister of administration for EXODUS, hope to create an “affliction-free zone” in the space they’re remodeling for the healing center. The space will be peaceful, a place for people to feel the Holy Spirit at work, Jensen said.

The 512-square-foot space shares the building with a consignment shop. So far, the carpet is laid and the walls have been painted, but much work remains to be done, such as trim work, finishing off the carpeting and installing the reception counter.

Jensen said when he attended the Running of the Llamas two years ago, he felt a pull toward the Hammond community as a whole.

He had considered leasing a space on Davis Street and hopes to grow enough to eventually expand and relocate, but everything seemed to fall into place for the space they have now. For one, his mother owns it and it was available.

Jensen plans to be available for praying “freedom” sessions Mondays from 1-5:30 p.m. to start. If Mondays begin to fill up with appointments, they will consider expanding their hours, Jensen said. Walk-ins are welcome. Free will donations are accepted.

“I know that sometimes there have been bad impressions of faith healers,” Jensen said. “We are not opposed to doctors. We just believe in praying first. Long range, I would like to be connected with a radical Christian chiropractor, massage, or an herbalist. God uses supernatural and natural ways of healing.”

Jensen said while faith counseling was the original line of thinking for the center, the main focus is truly prayer and helping people be released from what ails them through prayer. Full Spectrum is not a professional counseling service.

Jensen said he has seen things like cancerous tumors, gout, scoliosis, bone spurs and leukemia cured through the power of laying hands in prayer.

Other staff members in the mission include Karl Waskowski, the minister of intercession and member of the board of overseers, and Bridget Grindahl, minister of worship.

The center opened on Jan. 27. They also host worship and healing gatherings at the center every other Sunday evening at 6 p.m. The next one will be Sunday, Feb. 23.

“The gatherings are very organic,” Jensen said. “We are seeking what God wants us to do.”

For more information, contact Geisler at, visit Exodus’ Facebook page at or Exodus’ website at

Sarah Nigbor

Sarah J. Nigbor serves as a regional editor for RiverTown Multimedia, a position she began in April 2017. She joined RiverTown Multimedia in October 2013 as a news reporter for the New Richmond News, before being appointed editor of the Pierce County Herald in Febraury 2015. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Spanish and French in 2001. She completed a minor in journalism in 2004. 

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