by Christy Hoagland In the few short years of being involved in prison ministry we have seen generations of families incarcerated. At one institution we had the grandfather, father, and son all in one service. Right now, a young man in one of our weekly services has been in and out of prison (mostly in)Continue reading Breaking the Cycle
by Johnny Allen After giving my life to Jesus in prison my hours were disproportionately split between a cautious hope and (more often) staring exhaustedly into nowhere, wondering if God really did care about the anxiety, the uncertainty, the confusion that I created, and the realness of my struggles. Excited to be part of aContinue reading Does God Really Care?
by Johnny Allen How do we deal with the diversity of crime or levels of crime? It is a messy ministry, no doubt – but I just believe and trust His Word. One of the scriptures that helps me the most is 1 Corinthians 13:7 “Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” This verse is modeled everyContinue reading Who Better Needs Jesus Than Those In Prison?
by Offender X Before I turned my life over to God I was a troubled person. Not necessarily bad, in fact I was actually quite popular around my hometown. But with no regard for popularity, I always felt empty and continuously found myself seeking something to fill that void. Growing up, I was raised Catholic.Continue reading A Prisoner’s Story
By Christy Hoagland There are so many wonderful things, services, happenings, divine appointments Sing for the King encountered recently that it is hard to know how to start or where to begin. Seeing God move never gets old. Let’s start with a sweet baptism service at Algoa Correctional the Wednesday before Easter. 36 men wereContinue reading Seeing God Move
by Johnny Allen Why Recidivism? The two hardest days of incarceration – the first day and the last. The first day you enter the razor wire with a lot of unknowns. What will happen to me? Why am I here? And then the days following… life goes on – it doesn’t stop for the timeContinue reading The Revolving Door