Loss Of Loved One Prison Ministry Unique Ministries


This is our son who died in the county jail 11 years ago. He accepted Christ as a teen, but hung out with the wrong guys and got involved in drugs. Drugs became his escape.

To some his story might seem heartbreaking but it is really a story of redemption. For fifteen months, my wife and I prayed that God would restore and heal our son. He did, but just not the way we had envisioned.

Our son spent eight days in jail. God worked in his heart and, on the Sunday two days before he died, he rededicated his life to the Lord. Our pastor visited him on Monday and he shared this awesome decision. The next morning, he suffered a brain aneurysm and passed away. He’s now with the Lord, his salvation complete.

His story underscores that we don’t know what the future holds. The Bible says we are not promised tomorrow. God numbers our days for His purpose.

God has given my wife and me His story to tell about our son. Sharing this story has drawn many to Christ. I am a civilian working for the police, and God has allowed me to become the chaplain for our jail. Our jail ministry provides worship services where a number of us are able to bring hope to inmates. Our son’s death also opened the door for my involvement in a prison ministry, trying to make a difference in the lives of men who are incarcerated, sharing the message of eternal hope.

It is such a blessing to have that hope. Our son can’t be here to tell his story, so I’ve committed part of my life to telling the story in his place. His story is living evidence that God can heal and restore all of us, no matter our sin.

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    David Griffith
    September 21, 2017 at 10:01 am

    Beautiful story!

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    Arlene Joy
    September 21, 2017 at 11:24 am

    All praise and glory to our Heavenly Father and to our Lord Jesus Christ.

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    Denise Storey
    September 21, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    You are praising Him in the storm…awesome testimony!

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    September 21, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    Thank you for sharing… I have a daughter who continues to get with wrong ppl. Even today I’m trying to help her escape a horrible situation she is in. Her name is Kimberly O. Please pray that she escapes unharmed. She is terrified of these thugs, gangs, drug dealers.

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    February 9, 2018 at 9:39 am

    Praise GOD that your PRECIOUS SON IS WITH OUR SWEET LORD!!!!!! Prayers for you and your family when you miss your Sweet Boy!!! PTL (Praise The Lord)

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    Jochen Lawson
    December 27, 2018 at 10:35 am

    God saved me in jail also. I’m grateful for the men and women that minister to the incarcerated, they truly the Lord shining through them in a dark place.

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    February 13, 2019 at 11:40 am

    Victory! Praise the Lord! God bless you.

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    joann ashley
    July 26, 2019 at 3:10 pm

    praise god

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    September 9, 2021 at 10:32 am

    Voicing this testimony in print and in person in the state and federal prisons plus the county and city jails is huge. I can feel some of the pain you guys went through, but it is nothing like first hand. You are an inspiration and I am grateful for your faithfulness and friendship.
    Soli Deo Gloria

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    May 25, 2022 at 10:03 am

    Beautiful story, God bless you and your family.

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    October 5, 2023 at 7:48 pm

    This is a beautiful story that is worth telling – so touching, so encouraging. Indeed, God is awesome!

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