“Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.”
– Matthew 25:36 (KJV)
More than two million people are incarcerated in prisons and jails across the United States.
Prison Ministry is an outreach program to those who are in prison, to those recently released from prison, and to the families and children who have loved ones incarcerated. The primary emphasis of the prison ministry is regular contact with inmates, parolees, and family members. This includes visitation into prison facilities, conducting Bible Studies, one to one discipleship, letter writing correspondence, family support meetings, and follow up contacts with families.
Prison Ministry is an opportunity to stretch your faith and be a source of real blessing and encouragement to men, women, and children who have been affected by crime. This is also a ministry which touches close to home, as there our many families within our own fellowship who have loved ones incarcerated.
All ministry members undergo appropriate orientation, training, and background checks as mandated by the State Prison System. Additional training is given in areas that affect ministry outside the Prison System.
In addition to actually visiting the Prison some of the other things we do are listed below:
Angel Tree Follow-up. We need men who would be willing to call Angel Tree families who have loved ones incarcerated, and invite them to any special events we have. These phone contacts are done on a monthly basis and involve 5 families unless more are requested.
If you feel God is leading you in this area of ministry, or you have a need in this area of ministry, we encourage you to contact us.
Men’s Biker Bible Study generally partners with/goes through Bill Glass Behind the Walls for Prison Ministry