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Exiles, A Prisoner’s Daily Devotional

      The Heart of Texas Foundation Press is pleased to offer its first publication, authored by three graduates of the Southwestern Seminary at Darrington Penitentiary.  Nearly three years in the making, this book is being used by both inmates and free-world people around the world.  Prison ministries are able to order from us at discounts.  All proceeds go to a non-profit organization... [Read more]

Graduation at Darrington, 2016! Thirty-Three new Texas Inmate “Field Ministers”

Graduation at Darrington, 2016!  Thirty-Three new Texas Inmate “Field Ministers”

Our Graduation this year marked the second class of thirty-three inmates who are now equipped with four-year Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies degrees, awarded by the accredited Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.  Seminary PhDs taught these men for four years of full time study.  These men are now approved by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to be transferred to other prisons... [Read more]

The Field Ministry Support Kit

The Field Ministry Support Kit

    When our teams of inmates graduate from our Southwestern Seminary at Darrington Penitentiary, and they are transferred to other prisons in Texas, they need resources for beginning their new ministries.  We have developed the concept of the “Field Ministry Support Kit”, which we take to every Field Ministry Team in each new prison to which they go.  Each Kit costs approximately... [Read more]

Our Needs List

As more men graduate from our historic prison seminary, the Southwestern Seminary at Darrington Penitentiary, our ministry to imprisoned men is growing steadily.  We now have seminary graduates— inmates with accredited seminary degrees– serving in thirteen (as of January 2017) different men’s penitentiaries in Texas.  They are being allowed to perform pastoral and ministerial services... [Read more]

Testimonies

Dear Friends of The Heart of Texas Foundation: (Note:  this is a new page, being updated as we can, check back later for more snippets from the letters we receive from friends and inmates!) We are grateful to receive many emails, letters, and phone calls during a given week. They all are encouraging to us, and let us know of the incredible Grace of a living God of the Bible, who turns mere seeds into huge... [Read more]

The Southwestern Seminary at Darrington Penitentiary — the engine for new changes in the Texas prison culture.

The Southwestern Seminary at Darrington Penitentiary — the engine for new changes in the Texas prison culture.

~View the Fox 26 Special News Story of the Darrington Seminary, the historic fully-accredited (SACS) Seminary provided through an historic partnership between the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and The Heart of Texas Foundation.  The Darrington Seminary is entirely privately funded by The Heart of Texas Foundation donors. ~See Houston’s Fox News 26 Video Special on the Southwestern... [Read more]

Capital Campaign — Building Renovation Executive Summary

  -Executive Summary- The Southwestern Seminary at Darrington The Old Gym Renovation Project 2015-2017 by Grove C. Norwood, Founder & CEO The Heart of Texas Foundation (HOTF) Click here to see how it will look! See the  animated “Fly-Through” of the new renovation and some of the classrooms!   BACKGROUND The Southwestern Seminary at Darrington, an official extension center of the... [Read more]

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