What’s the Prison Fellowship Academy all about? Part 1 of this new blog series highlights integrity, one of the six core values of the Academy. The Academy allows participants to embrace a Gospel-centered worldview and take ownership of their transformation—even in prison, where positive change might otherwise seem impossible.
Gilbert was raised in church but lived a double life as a gang member and drug dealer. When he was 21, his dealer turned on him. Betrayed, Gilbert’s world crumbled around him. Could his foundation in Christ give him a second chance?
After Shay’s first year at camp, she couldn’t wait to tell her mom the stories of fun and fellowship. The best part wasn’t horseback riding or laser tag—it was meeting people who shared her challenges and reminded her she wasn’t alone.
For the last three years, Green Bay Packers player Kenny Clark has held a special Angel Tree Sports Clinic for children of prisoners. For one day, 300 kids played alongside NFL football stars, learning valuable lessons in sports and in life.
Prison Fellowship’s Emily Andrews accompanied her church’s Angel Tree team to deliver gifts around Northern Virginia. This story captures the memory of what they gave—and what they unexpectedly received—on their journey to offer joy on strangers’ doorsteps.
Vaughan was in junior high when he discovered a family secret that would change his life. Vaughan faced an uncertain future, but Angel Tree Camping stepped in on time. He experienced God’s love in the great outdoors—and found a path to a bright, hopeful future.