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

January 6, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

The Heart of Texas Foundation welcomes Governor Rick Perry to the Darrington Seminary, an extension campus of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

~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 Seminary at Darrington Penitentiary

~See the Men Say “Thank You!” to the Donors Who Make the Darrington Seminary Possible

~Texas Prison 4-Year Seminary ~ The Reason Why: “A Proven New Hope”.

Why have we worked so hard to bring an historic 4-year Seminary into the Texas prison system? Stop for a minute and see this amazing 26-minute documentary, recently released by the North American Home Mission Board— it’s the story of the Louisiana State Penitentiary’s historic Seminary Bible College, how it got started some 17 years ago, and how it has helped transform the most infamous of America’s prisons.

Click here to view the amazing new documentary on the Angola Prison Seminary
and how it became the genesis of the Texas Seminary Model:
“A New Hope.”

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More About the Angola Seminary “Model”

Here’s a quick way to see why, after our 4-day visit with Burl Cain and his inmates back in February of 2010, we at the Foundation came back to Texas with an exciting vision in our hearts to build a 4-year Bible Seminary in a maximum-security Texas Prison.

Watch the the video below, and let Franklin Graham, Angola Chaplain Rentz, and the Inmates themselves tell you why the Prison’s 4-year Bible College has changed their culture, and their lives, forever. This will give you a glimpse of why top executives from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention, Senators John Whitmire and Dan Patrick, Senior Warden Burl Cain, the State of Louisiana, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, churches, and individual volunteers, led by the Heart of Texas Foundation– have all worked together to bring this “Texas prison miracle of 2011” into being. And now, private funding from the precious Texas citizens is what is needed to grow, and expand, the Seminary. It is and will be a positive catalyst for change from the inside out.

We are now doing it! Seventeen years of testimony at Angola proves that moral rehabilitation works. As we have seen happen in Louisiana prisons, our Seminary will help save Texas lives, reduce victims, reduce violence, save money, and save children of incarcerated parents from following in their parents’ footsteps. As the Angola Seminary has done, we will do. Our Seminary will help save Texas families from being victimized.

Join us– no monthly or annual contribution is too small. We truly need your support to help us meet our goals and the doors that have been opened to our organization. Click here to Donate.

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Texas’ Darrington Penitentiary: A New Seminary

August 7, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Seminary Classes 2015, 2016, 2017
The first three cohorts in the historic Darrington Seminary, Rosharon, Texas.
Funded by The Heart of Texas Foundation donors and supporters.

The Darrington Penitentiary Seminary, an extension campus of The Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, is privately funded by The Heart of Texas Foundation donors. This picture was taken right after Governor Rick Perry’s historic visit to the Seminary in July of 2012, where he visited with the men, shared his heart with them, and encouraged them to persevere in their studies and their desires to give back “betterness instead of bitterness” and to serve out their long-term sentences in service to others as Field Ministers in prisons throughout Texas.

The Heart of Texas Foundation welcomes Governor Rick Perry to the Darrington Seminary, an extension campus of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.


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