Texas Field Ministers

For nine years, The Heart of Texas Foundation has spearheaded the vision for Field Ministry in Texas. As of 2019, Texas Field Ministers have successfully served the male prison population for more than five years. Currently, 162 Field Ministers serve in 33 prison units across Texas or 55% of the male prison population within the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

The Heart of Texas Foundation actively provides, as a no-cost service provider to TDCJ, the entire Texas Field Ministers Program and its ongoing development, integrity, and funding. 

Men serving extremely long sentences apply, are accepted, and study for four years to become a Field Minister upon their graduation from the Field Ministers Training Center for men at the Darrington Unit.

The Heart of Texas Foundation privately funds the Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies earned at the Darrington Prison Unit in Rosharon, Texas and at the Hobby Prison Unit in Marlin, Texas.