Community Outreach – Prison Ministry


“Remember those in prison as if you were their fellow prisoners…”  Hebrews 13:3a, (NIV).

This scripture motivates Pastor Bruce and First Lady Laurene Matthews in their outreach to our local Jacksonville, FL prisons. Namely; Columbia County Institution, Baker County Institution, Baker County Re-entry and Core, Lake City Correctional Facility. Visits to these facilities have been both rewarding and fruitful in our pursuit to fulfill the command of our Lord to “proclaim freedom for the prisoners” (Luke 4:18, NIV). Although they are incarcerated and making restitution for their crimes, they can embrace real freedom in Christ while serving their sentences and continue to do so upon their release. We are grateful for the privilege of sharing with them the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.