PRISON Ministry

Associate Pastor Gaile Newsome


Pastor Gaile Newsome
Women’s Ministry Director
Gerald C. Yarborough


Pastor Gerald Yarborough
Men’s Ministry Director



“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” The choices you make shape your life. We offer an opportunity to change through the acceptance of Jesus Christ. The ultimate goal is to change their life from the inside out. Progress is encouraged through growth spiritually, mentally and a return back to society. “I was in prison and you came to visit me.” – Matthew 25:36

The need to take the Gospel to men, women and youth who are incarcerated is greater than ever. Did you know that one in every three African American Male in the U.S. are incarcerated, on parole or on probation. Statistiocs show that African-American are approximately 13% of the U.S. population, but they make up 47% of jail inmates, and 51% of the 2.2 million male inmates as of 2015 (U.S. Department of Justice, 2015). There are more than 2,500 youth incarcerated and approximately 150,000 adults. More than just responding to the needs around us, Prison Ministry exists to fulfill the Great Commission among those in prison and jail. “When you lose young men from a neighborhood, you lose a lot of leadership. You lose fathers, you lose brothers, you lose a generation because nobody is left to train them on how to live right. So I look forward to every interaction with them because it gives me an opportunity to change the neighborhoods I grew up in.” – Pastor Yarborugh.

  • Provide and oversee regularly scheduled services the first and second Sundays of each month.
  • Men’s Service on first Sunday and Women’s on the second Sunday. Both services take place at 8am
  • Our goal is to offer bible study and mentoring, Leadership training, and preparation for reentry to society
  • Angel Tree Christmas program: For the past three years Prison Fellowship, reaches out to the children of prisoners and their families with the love of Christ. This unique program gives you an opportunity to share God’s love by helping to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the families of prisoners by providing a gift.

For more information on how to get involve please contact Gerald Yarborough