We believe that no life is beyond the reach of God’s power, and we envision a future in which countless prisoners, ex-prisoners, and their families, are redeemed, restored, and reconciled through the love and truth of Jesus Christ. We equip local churches and thousands of trained volunteers to spread the Gospel and nurture disciples behind prison walls, so that men
and women become new creations in Christ – not repeat
offenders. We prepare Christian inmates to become leaders of their families, communities, and churches once they are released back into the community. We support inmates’ families, helping them become reconciled to God and one another through transformative relationships with local churches.
Our founder Chuck Colson
Prison Fellowship was founded by Chuck Colson, President Nixon’s “hatchet man,” in 1976. After he served time in a federal prison camp, Chuck felt led by God to honor a promise he made to remember prisoners and their families. That promise grew into the world’s largest family of prison ministries.
Prison Fellowship’s team of leaders guides us as we work to bring Christ’s restorative power behind prison bars.
Jim Liske, CEO
Jim Liske oversees the concerted efforts of Prison Fellowship, Justice Fellowship, and the Colson Center to bring Christ’s peace to a broken world.
Garland Hunt, President
Prison Fellowship President Garland Hunt steers programs that introduce prisoners, ex-prisoners, and their families to the transforming power of God’s love.
Board of Directors
The Prison Fellowship Board of Directors draws on the wisdom and experience of its diverse members to move the ministry forward with integrity and excellence.
We’ve spent decades ministering to inmates and their families. We implement proven, research-backed programs that address crime at its root – the human heart. While education, poverty alleviation, and social justice are all important aspects of the
As a Christian ministry, we know we’re accountable to God – and to you. We’re working to make every dollar you give count for eternity.
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Through works of grace, acts of justice, and proclaiming truth, Prison Fellowship Ministries is an expression of the church, bringing peace to a broken world.