After six years of having our Southwestern Seminary at Darrington prison — for men — we have now gone to work to establish a similar seminary for the women in Texas prisons. With the full cooperation of our partners — TDCJ, Southwestern Theological Seminary, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, and Senator John Whitmire of the Texas Criminal Justice Committee — we are now going through the process... [Read more]
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]
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... [Read more]
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]
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]
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]
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