This directory lists ministries that have been referred to on our podcast “Detention to Redemption.” Each title is linked to the ministry’s website and a description of each ministry is underneath its name. If you are interested in getting involved in prison ministry you may want to reach out to them.
Behind The Walls is known for its high-energy Day of Champions and Weekend of Champions events conducted inside prisons across the country. Volunteer opportunities are available.
C.O.P.E. is a Prison Ministry Directory and resource website. Their mission is to to provide fellowship, promote excellence, share resources and encourage unity among those called to criminal justice ministry. Their purpose is to equip you for your purpose. Founded on a vision to build an army of ministries coming out of prison, COPE is a professional service organization for all who serve in Criminal Justice Ministry.
Common Ground Ministries has a focus on prisons in the Ohio Corrections System. In a typical year, they minister in more than 50 prisons. They also provide Bibles as well as Gospel Echoes Bible study correspondence courses to prisoners in the Ohio system at no cost to the prisoner or the system. Volunteer opportunities are available.
Fly Right, Inc. is a Christian faith-based non-profit organization that provides live events and mentoring to inmates and students to help them make better life decisions and exercise self-control. Volunteer opportunities are available.
Gospel Echoes shares the good news of the Gospel by sending teams to prison and by providing discipleship materials for prison inmates. Volunteer opportunities are available.
Hedges and Hi-Ways Prison Ministry has actively engaged in providing counseling and “Holy Spirit” filled services to inmates and parolees, on a weekly basis.
Inmate Encounter is a participation of ministries united to share the saving grace of Jesus Christ with incarcerated men and women throughout Florida – is the hands-on, one-on-one effort of evangelistic warriors “taking it to the streets” to deliver defeat to the devil and spiritual freedom to those held in the grip of sin’s destruction. Volunteer opportunities are available.
Kairos Prison Ministry is a lay-led, interdenominational Christian ministry in which men and women volunteers bring Christ’s love and forgiveness to prisoners and their families. The Kairos programs take the participants on a journey that demonstrates the love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ. Kairos Prison Ministry is Christian in nature, although no religious affiliation is necessary to be a participant. They involve a structured model that includes the weekend experience, followed by guests or participants gathering regularly for accountability, support and prayer. Volunteer opportunities are available.
Prison Fellowship trains and inspires churches and communities—inside and outside of prison—to support the restoration of those affected by incarceration. They equip correctional leaders, volunteers, and incarcerated men and women to make prisons more rehabilitative places; they advocate for a more restorative criminal justice system; and they collaborate with churches and local service providers to support former prisoners, their families, and their communities. Volunteer opportunities are available.
Rescued Not Arrested ministers to the prisons and jails in Arizona and also equips the Church on how to embrace the incarcerated. We also provide thousands of inmates with NIV Life Application Study Bibles and NIV Bibles to prison Chaplains by the tens of thousand nationwide free of charge. Volunteer opportunities are available.
Sonshine Adventures is a prison and jail ministry that presents the Gospel of Jesus Christ in Prisons and trains Christians and Churches in Prison Ministry.
We Care Program places and trains missionary chaplains to serve in correctional facilities that request assistance, fostering relationships with inmates by sharing encouragement and friendship, encouraging Christian inmates to live in community within the prison by working towards unity among believers, serving others, and reaching out to fellow inmates still living in darkness. Teach Biblical studies and practical life skills with an emphasis on preparing inmates for successful re-entry into society. Mentor those who have committed their lives to following Christ by helping to nurture personal growth and offering spiritual guidance. Provide outreach opportunities and experiences through the annual Alabama multi-prison ministry event “ReNew Hope” and other events giving participants an increased passion for missions and further development of spiritual gifts for more effective service in their local churches and communities. Volunteer opportunities are available.