Some of you already know I was a prison chaplain for 11 years for the state of Missouri. Besides being a chaplain for Truckstop Ministries Inc TMI and Cowboys for Christ, I served as a Chaplain Assistant in Vietnam, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and a Sr. Chaplain Assistant Supervisor for the Missouri Army National Guard.
During the month of October, Sandy and I are ministry volunteers for Mission Gate Prison Ministry’s after care program. Fort Good Shepherd Ranch could be called a Christian intensive care unit for ex-offenders paroled from prison, and attempting to reintegrate into our society as productive citizens.
As a prison chaplain, my explanation of prison ministry is replacing frustration, desperation, hopelessness, and anger with purpose, meaning, direction, and hope of a bright future through Jesus Christ.
Men who go to Mission Gate have a 98% success rate!
You can quote me. Of all the treatment programs, halfway houses, aftercare, and re-entry programs, I know of none that are successful over the long run that are not Christian owned and operated!