Our mission

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.

Watch this 5-minute video about the life of Chuck Colson

Our leadership

Prison Fellowship’s team of leaders guides us as we work to bring Christ’s restorative power behind prison bars.

Jim Liske

Jim Liske, President and 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.

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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.

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Our approach

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

Church’s ministry to the incarcerated and their families, we believe that successful outreach to the least and lost must start with the power of the Gospel to transform lives from the inside out. Read our Statement of Faith | Statement of Values

Financial accountability

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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Prison Fellowship complies fully with federal and state charitable solicitation requirements and is a Better Business Bureau Accredited Charity, a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, and a Guidestar participant.

Note: The Consolidated Audited Financial Statements includes PFM, Inc. and Affiliates. The IRS Form 990s only includes PFM Inc.




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