Our mission is twofold.
- Spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ, ministering hope to those behind bars.
- Encouraging inmates who have already experienced the love of God to continue growing in their faith despite their current tribulations.
Each time our teams go out, they return with testimonies of inmates who have given or rededicated their lives to Christ, or who have been baptized in the Holy Spirit.
Matthew 25:39-40 (KJV) “Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.”
Radical Transformation and Restoration
Seeing lives radically transformed is at the heart of TCCWOC’s Prison Ministry. We desire to see inmates in the prison system saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ and baptized in the Holy Spirit. Through our prison ministry, regular people just like you are being used by God to reach out to redeem, and restore the lives of prisoners in the Missouri and Illinois areas.
Through Our Prison Ministry:
- Lives Are Transformed – The lives of the people we reach out to in the prison system are being transformed by salvation through Jesus Christ and communion with the Holy Spirit. Where there once was hopelessness, we are spreading hope.
- Prisoners Are Not Only Set Free But Made Free (John 8:32) – Inmates are experiencing freedom of all kinds through God’s transforming power.
- The Great Commission is Fulfilled – Through this ministry, believers are heeding the call to visit and preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ to those in prison. Thereby raising up disciples within prison walls.
- Beauty for Ashes Reentry (BFAR) – A Christ-centered program that promotes inner healing and life transformation for inmates. A team from TCCWOC travels to a Missouri correctional center every Thursday to teach the “Preparation & Assistance with Entering the Workforce” class to those inmates who will be released within the semester they attend the class.
What to Expect
Taking part in a prison ministry for the first time can be a little intimidating. But there’s nothing to fear. The ministry is a well-organized, safe experience. Before you even go out with other experienced team members, we and the prison staff take you through a training program to show you what to expect and teach you the best and official documented way to interact with inmates.
Do you want to see lives radically transformed by the power of God’s Word and the Holy Spirit? Are you ready to let God use you to reach out to those whom many have deemed unreachable? Richard Burruss Prison Ministry is always open to volunteers who desire to share the Gospel with those in the prison system.