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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.
~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.
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.
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prisons prison ministry ministries
There are many prison ministries hard at work behind the walls. They are the result of church members being introduced to the opportunity. That’s one of our jobs, is to help other free-world people find their calling among the hurting.
he prison population is the most despised element of any society, and for understandable reasons. However, the God of the Bible loves even the hard to love. He loves the despised, for he was once despised by men, and still is. he loves the guilty, and loves them so much He came to earth to make a way for everyone to obtain a Full Pardon! Jesus Christ indeed came for one class of people: the guilty.
So it is because of their souls that we go. Want to see a little of what prison ministries look like? Here are some peeks inside prison work. It is rare that videos are allowed to be shot inside prisons, so when we find one, we put it here so that you may get a feel for some of the work going on! Our own videos of inner-prison work will be here in due time!
- InnerFaith Ministries out of Louisiana — Video of Their Work in Prisons
- Paul Gray: I Found Forgiveness — A Product of the Kairos Ministry in Albion Prison
- Kairos Prison Ministry — A Peek at Kairos, “The most effective Christian Ministry.” –Colson
- The Prodigal Project — Women in Maximum Security
- Pregnant in Prison — Secular Report
- What Happens When They Get Out? — News Report on Koinonia House
- Re-Entry Help for Released Men — A Colorado Springs “All-the-Way House”