"Prison was the last place I wanted to go. ... Taking a job with Prison Fellowship was probably the biggest step of faith I’ve ever taken in my life."
"With time God gives these prisoners back what maybe they abandoned or was taken from them. Lives are being changed."
This Independence Day, fireworks will light up the sky accompanied by songs like "The Star-Spangled Banner." But while our national anthem declares us "the land of the free," we actually have more people behind bars than any other country on earth.
Ice cream flavor developer and "Official Taste Tester" John Harrison shares with Prison Fellowship how he has found a sweet calling in prison ministry.
Prison outreach can directly impact the lives of the incarcerated. Here are five ways that you and your church can start your prison outreach ministry.
Wendi Johnson never thought she'd find herself baking cookies for prisoners. Not after what she'd been through.
With his wiry gray beard, rugged appearance, and familiar name, William “Billy” Kidd looks like someone who has stories to tell.
And he does. The former drug dealer who was once a leader of the Aryan Nation within the Michigan correctional system has spent much of his life in and out of prison, with the many tattoos covering his body chronicling his nefarious past.
Does your church have an active ministry focused on prisoners and their families? For most congregations in the United States, the answer to that question is “no.”
A new study by LifeWay Research reveals that while more than four out of five pastors have visited a correctional facility at some time, and virtually all believe it is the Church’s responsibility to help returning prisoners and care for their families, few have contact with current or former prisoners as a regular part of their ministry.
Hayden’s life collapsed the day his daddy went to prison. But today, Hayden is getting the love and support of caring Angel Tree volunteers and the church community where it all happens.