Sing for the King Ministries was born out of a passion to reach and touch the lives of men and women in prison. God created this unlikely team to draw the least of these to Himself through praise and worship, preaching, and a powerful life-changing testimony.
We are missionaries in prisons. We share the Gospel in prisons, shelters, churches and more all over Missouri and hope to expand this ministry to reach more people in more institutions with this life-changing message.
Our mission: To reach the least of these with the Gospel of Jesus Christ through praise and worship, the preaching of God’s Word and a powerful prison testimony.
Inside the Razorwire: Sing for the King Ministries, first and foremost, ministers in prisons. They provide weekly services for Algoa Correctional Center in Jefferson City and Kansas City Reentry Center in Kansas City; monthly they lead services at Boonville Correctional Center in Boonville, MO and Jefferson City Correctional Center, the maximum security prison, in Jefferson City. They visit Moberly Correctional Center quarterly and other prisons throughout the year. Along with these services, they participate in prison baptism services and memorial services. Sing for the King also schedules prison concerts at various prisons with bands willing to give their time and talents.
Outside the Razorwire: Since beginning this ministry in mid-2016, Sing for the King has had many opportunities to do ministry outside prison walls. From homeless shelters, rescue missions, revivals, conferences, celebrate recovery meetings and more, Sing for the King has had the honor to share the Gospel and minister to those who have been affected by incarceration whether in their own family or life.
Johnny Allen is a walking testimony for prison ministry. During his incarceration at a maximum security prison Johnny surrendered his life to Jesus. After his release Johnny felt called to give away what he had been given, the life-changing power of the Gospel. He has been testifying in prisons for the past several years and is living proof that men in prison can experience real change through the power of Jesus Christ. Johnny is currently working for City Union Mission empowering men to rebuild their lives in Christ.
Christy Hoagland is a singer, songwriter, and worship leader. Christy started writing music in 2016 using God’s Word. She began leading these songs in prisons and at other venues and was overwhelmed at the impact they were making in the lives of offenders and others. She is donating a copy of her newly released album to every institution in Missouri to encourage offenders and point them to Jesus and the Bible. Christy has a Certificate in Worship Ministry from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and along with leading worship in prisons leads worship at conferences, church events, revivals and serves on the worship team at her church, Cornerstone Baptist Church in Sedalia, MO. She relishes every opportunity to sing for her King and is in awe of Him every day for using her in worship and prison ministry.
James Hoagland is a licensed, ordained minister that has a passion for prison ministry. He has studied at Liberty University and served in many pastoral roles with youth, children, & families. James preaches God’s Word in prisons and at revivals, churches, shelters and other services and events.
James and Christy have been married for 24 years and have two wonderful, grown boys – Cameron and Christian (and daughter-in-law, Sydney).
Sing for the King Ministries Board of Directors
Christopher Guffey – Chairman
Charlotte Harter – Secretary
About the Sing for the King Band:
Each year the Sing for the King band provides worship concerts at various prisons around Missouri, recovery services, church events and more. These talented musicians give of their time and talents to share the Gospel through music and are featured on Christy’s album “Sing for the King”.
Christy Hoagland – Vocals, Keys
Mark Miller – Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Eric Kerwood – Bass Guitar, Djembe
Sean Moore – Electric Guitar, BGVs
Ryan Smith – Drums, Cajon
Chris Butler – Drums
Joel Harrison – Ukelele
Carrie Howieson – Keys
Christian Hoagland – BGVs
Cameron Hoagland – BGVs
Jamie Groshart – BGVs
Words & Music
Anything – Christy Hoagland
I Believe (Every Word) – Tonya Poe, David Garcia, Wayne Smotherman
Be Still (Psalm 46:10) – Christy Hoagland
Freely Forgive (Psalm 86) – Christy Hoagland
I Marvel – Christy Hoagland
The Holy One (Psalm 105) – Christy Hoagland
Psalm 71 – Christy Hoagland
Sing for the King (Psalm 47) – Christy Hoagland
Great is Your Faithfulness (Lamentations 3) – Christy Hoagland
Wordless – Tonya Poe, David Garcia, Wayne Smotherman
Freedom (Galatians 5:1) – Christy Hoagland
“God has called me to use my gift of music to lead worship in prisons, churches and more and I am grateful for every occasion to lead people in the worship and praise of my Savior, Jesus Christ, for He alone is worthy.” – Christy Hoagland
“Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you also are in the body.” Hebrews 13:3