Mission of The Heart of Texas Foundation:
We take the gospel of Jesus Christ into the darkest of places in our Texas prisons.
Vision of The Heart of Texas Foundation:
We provide the Texas Field Ministers Program as a service opportunity to long-term inmates in the Texas state prison system.
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.
The Texas Field Ministers Program includes two parts: 1.) training, 2.) service.
a.) Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies. The Heart of Texas Foundation and The Texas Department of Criminal Justice recognize the Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies from the Scarborough College for Men at the Darrington Prison Unit and the Scarborough College for Women at the Hobby Prison Unit as the only degree qualifying the completion of the first step in becoming a Texas Field Minister.
b.) Certification from The Heart of Texas Foundation Field Ministers Academy. As step two to becoming a Texas Field Minister in the Texas Field Ministers Program, inmate graduates from Scarborough College attend and must successfully complete the Texas Field Ministers Academy developed and hosted by The Heart of Texas Foundation in collaboration with The Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
The Texas Field Minister job opportunity provides men and women who have extremely long prison sentences the opportunity to display a new way of life by faithfully handling responsibilities that flourishing people enjoy to the benefit of themselves and everyone around them, even in the midst of difficult circumstances.
a.) Qualification: Maintain a G1, G2, or G3 custody level status while serving his or her peers through community, crisis, counseling, and faith-based ministries.
b.) Appointment: Remaining in good standing with the Field Ministers Advisory Council.
The Heart of Texas Foundation makes a lifelong commitment to men and women who enter the Texas Field Ministers Program and successfully keep their jobs as Field Ministers.
The Heart of Texas Foundation is an IRS approved 501(c)(3) charitable, non-profit Christian organization which accepts no state, federal, or tax-dollars of any kind from any agency or donor.