The Heart of Texas Foundation


See the Video of our “One Day with God Camp” at Darrington
Children of Inmates Visit their Dads in Prison




Governor Perry Endorses The Heart of Texas Foundation

“A New Hope”

This is the story of  how the “Angola Bible College” began.  This is the country’s first, 4-year accredited Bible College located in a maximum-security penitentiary, the Louisiana State Penitentiary, Angola, LA.    The Bible College at Angola is credited with having a major effect on bringing an unprecedented level of safety, forgiveness, and reconciliation to “America’s Bloodiest Prison,” now considered by many to be America’s safest prison.

View FOX NEWS 26 Story on the Darrington Seminary
at Darrington Penitentiary, June 2012

Below, see KENS TV, CHANNEL 5,” story on the Darrington Seminary:

Opening Day of Seminary at Darrington:  The First Convocation

 AUGUST 29, 2011.  Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary hosts the “Convocation”, the beginning of the historic new Southwestern Theological Seminary Campus within a maximum-security prison.  SOUTHWESTERN BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY announces its first campus inside a Penitentiary. An historic first for Texas, SWBTS begins an unprecedented presence within the razor-wired walls of Darrington Penitentiary, a maximum-security prison in Rosharon, Texas, just south of Houston. See the video of the official opening of Fall Semester, for the Class of 2015– all 38 long-term inmates, most of whom are doing life in prison, and ALL are long-term inmates. They will graduate in 4 years and continue their ministry by being transferred as “Field Ministers” to the other prisons of Texas, to assist the individual prison Chaplains. Spiritual Transformation leads to moral rehabilitation. Moral people do not create victims.

Click here to view the Convocation Highlights Video!

Click here to view more of  the Convocation, August 29, 2011

Click here to view the Overview (for Chaplains) of the Darrington Seminary.


We open the Texas Senate with prayer. May 4, 2011.

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