COVID-19 Update

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

The Field Ministers continue to remain strong during the Covid Crisis. Several Field Ministers and the women among the Hobby 9 are able to show a different side of their service—cleaning, sweeping, picking up trash, and even volunteering to do so on medical wings.

Several Field Ministers and students in the Texas Field Ministers Program have tested positive for Covid-19 across the state. We pray for their speedy recovery and for the continued protection of all of the Field Minsters and for the Hobby 9, as well as, everyone in TDCJ.

Mike, Michael Unit

We gained two more Field Ministers last month and now have five. Our team is now stronger that it’s ever been! We recently baptized nine more in administrative segregation—making over 70 overall in three-and-a-half years.

One of them was Jimmy L. An officer pointed me to him . . .

Jimmy, Estelle Unit

“Look, none of us are from perfect families. Of my three sons, my youngest is most like I used to be. He got in some trouble and was sent to the Ferguson Unit. Ferguson is and always has been a gladiator farm. When his mother told me he was there, I prayed for my boy. The next letter I received said my boy met this Field Minister named Kewana, . . .

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.

Field Ministers Support Kit

Over the last few years of our operation, we have been able to build at the Darrington bible college a robust theological library of some 28,000 volumes, certainly unequalled anywhere in any prison in the world.  During their four years of training, our men grow accustomed to having such a world-class library, yet when they are transferred out to their Field Ministry prisons, they find few theological and ministerial resources. Years ago we determined to provide each team of Field Ministers with a theological library of its own.