For 31 years I have been involved in jail and prison ministry. I began in 1979 at age 20 and joined Prisoners for Christ Outreach Ministries in 1993.
With PFC I am privileged to serve in various capacities:
Preaching in Jails and Prisons. Presently I am on a two-year plan to visit all DOC prisons and numerous county jails and juvenile institution in Washington State. I visit at least two locations every month. This is my greatest joy in the ministry and I've been doing it for years and years and years!
Dean, PFC University. PFC trains volunteers, and I write seminars, recruit teachers, and help the office in the organizing and execution of our twice-annual all-day training sessions. I've been leading this effort since 1997.
Board of Directors. Since 2004 I've served with other godly men on the board of directors for both Prisoners For
Christ as well as Standing Stones Ministry (our clean and sober home in Yakima). Presently I'm the secretary and also serve on the Finance Committee. This is a thankless job but, hey, leaders do what leaders do!
International Group Leader. Serve as chairman of the Advisory Council, and lead or co-lead one or two trips internationally every year since 2006. International Missions is grueling, and everyone should consider going at least once!
Manager, National Expansion. Presently we are working with a new team in Arizona, with other states in line for beginning PFC in-prison ministry services. I train and equip our new teams. This activity was initiated in 2009.
Short Term Missions. Annually I travel with Catalyst Worship Band to Eastern Washington and Eastern Oregon as we invade numerous prisons and jails to present concerts and preach the gospel. One Fri/Sat/Sun in the summer. Always a highlight for the year!
Another prison ministry activity I'm involved with is the Washington Chaplains Association. I serve as Secretary there and am the webmaster (www.wca2000.org).
Check out this income cycle for non profits. I'm also on the Board of Directors for our aftercare facility, Northwest Transitional Living. (As opportunity presents itself I serve as guest preacher at various jails and prisons in Washington State.)