Mission & Vision

Our Mission is to select, educate, train and equip Texas inmates serving long sentences (from ten years to life-without-parole). We give them the opportunity to obtain a fully accredited seminary education, through the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. We deploy the graduates as Field Ministers into Texas prisons, so they may share the gospel of Jesus Christ with their peers, serving them in Christlike ways, and in so doing  help bring verifiable positive change and reduce recidivism within the Texas prison system. This is done through spiritual and moral rehabilitation as the Field Ministers counsel, comfort, serve, and disciple those around them.

Our Vision is to accomplish our Mission. We have established working partnerships with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, the Texas Senate Criminal Justice Committee, and the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, in order to innovate, develop, lead, organize, sponsor, fund, and support the Seminary for Men at the Darrington Prison and the Seminary for Women at the Hobby Prison, and to further support the deployment to outlying Texas prisons of all those who graduate as Field Ministers from these programs.