A prison ministry pastor shares his heart for giving men and women the second chances they need to adapt to life after prison.
"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.
It is breathtaking to see the lengths followers of Christ will go to serve Him. We got a fresh reminder of this recently in Spokane.
I have been an Angel Tree church coordinator for many years, but 2014 has to have been the best ministry year yet.
Thank you to all of Angel Tree's partners, volunteers, and supporters who are sharing God's love with kids throughout the country this Christmas season!
On Aug. 16, nearly 30 boys and girls gathered around the entrance of the medium-security Avery Mitchell Correctional Facility in the beautiful mountains of Spruce Pine, North Carolina, to spend a day with someone they'd been missing lately: their incarcerated fathers.