SO HELP HIM CONTINUE TO PREACH AND TEACH THE BIBLE BEHIND BARS
when inmates participate significantly in faith-based programs that include regular Christian teaching and preaching, Bible study in small groups, and inmate religious service, they experience life-transformation, prison violence decreases, and recidivism rates drop drastically.
YET STUDIES SHOW THAT . . .
83 percent are arrested for new crimes after their release and go back to prison.
700,000 are released each year.
95 percent will be released at some point.
2.3 million men and women in prison in the U.S.
THE REALITY IS . . .
Throughout his twenty-eight plus years of ministry, Jack has counseled, preached, and taught inside local city and county jails. For the past ten years, he has ministered inside the Mississippi State Penitentiary as an adjunct professor in the Faith-Based Initiative program for New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and as a volunteer preacher at least twice each month in the at-large worship services. Scores of inmates have come to faith in Jesus Christ and been helped through his public preaching, personal evangelism and discipleship, small group teaching, and biblical counseling. Jack baptizes new inmate Christians in special worship services on the prison grounds. The goal is to broaden the MSP volunteer ministry and expand the prison ministry to include other prisons.