Women behind bars need to know they are seen and loved. Prison Fellowship® strives to show them that God has a purpose for their lives, in prison and out.
Incarcerated women are our daughters, sisters, and mothers. Many have faced a long, difficult road, one that has left them feeling rejected, worthless, and hopeless. And without resources to heal the hurts beneath their bad choices, many women remain in a destructive cycle. Prison Fellowship’s ministry to women commits to serving women and their specific needs by walking alongside them on a path to restoration and renewal.
TURNING PAIN INTO BEAUTY
Create: New Beginnings®, a Prison Fellowship program, invites women in prison to discover peace and purpose through creative expression. Through the art workshops, participants explore restorative topics in a faith-based community environment.
Annie believed three lies about herself: that she was unloved, alone, and worthless. When she looked in the mirror, she just saw a young, single mother struggling with addiction and despair. She had tried so hard to live life on her terms, but she couldn't save herself. Then childhood memories of Sunday church services came to her. Standing under the stars, Annie cried, “Jesus, please save me. I can't do it anymore. I just keep making it worse. Save me. I need You.” Days later, a warrant was issued for Annie’s arrest. She was going to prison.
Annie discovered the freedom of walking with Jesus in prison. After being granted early release, she ran straight to a church where wise Christian women surrounded her with love and support. Annie soon discovered her passion for teaching and earned a degree in education, while striving to raise her children in a godly home. For more than a decade, she has worked to bring hope and healing to incarcerated women. Today she serves on staff at Prison Fellowship, organizing programs designed to meet the spiritual needs of women behind bars.
READ MORE ABOUT WOMEN'S MINISTRY
Programs like the Prison Fellowship Academy® reveal the hurts beneath women’s self-defeating choices and help them break free from the cycle of crime.
Each Hope Event™ shines the light of the Gospel in prison, healing hearts and leading women to trust in Jesus Christ or rededicate their lives to Him.
Inside Journal® for women, Prison Fellowship’s in-prison newspaper, focuses on specific topics for women, such as motherhood, codependency, female health, and more.