Members of our church minister at East Moline Prison, Dwight Prison and Galesburg Prisons. We minister the gospel at these churches because Scripture Mandates us to do so (see below).
Why Do We Minister to Prisoners?
Luke 4:18 “The Lord’s Spirit has come to me, because he has chosen me to tell the good news to the poor. The Lord has sent me to announce freedom for prisoners, to give sight to the blind, to free everyone who suffers,
2 Peter 3:9 “The Lord is not slack concerning His promise as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.”
Psalm 68:6 You find families for those who are lonely. You set prisoners free and let them prosper, but all who rebel will live in a scorching desert.
Psalm 79:11 Listen to the prisoners groan! Let your mighty power save all who are sentenced to die.
Psalm 102:20 He listened to the groans of prisoners, and he rescued everyone who was doomed to die.”
Psalm 107:10-13 Some of you were prisoners suffering in deepest darkness and bound by chains, because you had rebelled against God Most High and refused his advice. You were worn out from working like slaves, and no one came to help. You were in serious trouble, but you prayed to the LORD, and he rescued you.
Psalm 146:7-9 He gives justice to the poor and food to the hungry. The LORD sets prisoners free and heals blind eyes. He gives a helping hand to everyone who falls. The LORD loves good people and looks after strangers. He defends the rights of orphans and widows, but destroys the wicked.