Our vision is to help facilitate the successful reentry of men, women, boys, and girls, returning from correctional facilities back into our communities as productive members of society.
Our mission is to help our fellow neighbors who are incarcerated through prayer, words of encouragement, visitation, necessities, and spiritual growth by the power of the Holy Spirit.
“I, the Lord, have called you in righteousness; I will take hold of your hand. I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people and a light for the Gentiles, to open eyes that are blind, free the captives from prison and release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness.” Isaiah 42: 6, 7
All information obtained, discussed, and shared remains confidential. Ministry members are required to sign a Confidentiality Statement.
Ministering to Inmates:
The Prison Ministry ministers to approximately 75 inmates as indicated below:
Write and send letters, cards, and books each month.
Respond to letters to show love, support, and encouragement and to maintain community connection. All incoming letters from inmates are screened by the Ministry Coordinator.
Make local and long distant visitation within a 100-mile radius.
Support releasees with clothing, transportation, food, etc.
The Prison Ministry networks with other faith-based, non-profit, and County organizations for resources, information and opportunities that are available to help returning citizens.
Annual Toy Drive:
During the Christmas holiday season, the Prison Ministry hosts an annual Toy Drive for children with incarcerated parent or parents.
All new Prison Ministry members are trained on what to say and what not to say when writing letters or during visitation.
The Prison Ministry hosts an Annual Training Seminar for the Prince Georges County Correctional Facility called Good News Jail & Prison Ministry. With this training we learn how to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ in a very unique way and in a challenging environment.
The Prison Ministry meets every 3rd Thursday of each month from 7:00pm to 8:30pm.