4 - How do I get involved?

Connecting and transforming lives helps . . .

to reduce recidivism or repeat offences


 Action steps to ask if you want to get involved?

  1. Does your church have a Jail/Prison Ministry already?
  2. Ask your pastor if he/she is aware of nearby churches have ministries and combine forces
  3. Find out where your closet jail/prison is and find out if there is a Chaplain that needs some volunteer help
  4. Find out if there is an established Ministry already involved in ministry on the ‘inside’ such as Good News or Kairos
  5. Find out if there are ‘outside’ ministry opportunities such as Healing Hand, Celebrate Recovery, Jim Russo Prison Ministry, Drug/Rehab Programs, etc.


Inside Ministries: Bible Studies, Worship Services, Mentoring

Good News Jail & Prison Ministrygoodnewsjail.org 1-800-220-2202

Orange County Jail Ministryorangecountyjailministry.com; Phone: 407-836-3320 (Orange County, Florida only)

Kairos Prison Ministry International  - kairosprisonministry.org

Prison Fellowshipprisonfellowship.org

Residents Encounter Christ - Contact Mary Starkey at starkeymb@embarqmail.com; (352) 750-4529; recfl.org

Bill Glass Ministries ‘Champions For Life’billglasscfl.org


Outside Ministries: Re-entry, Clothes, Identification, Shelters, Employment, Reunion with Families, Faith-based organization, Celebrate Recovery, AA/NA

Amachi (mentoring children of the incarcerated) - amachimentoring.org

Angel Tree (Prison Fellowship) - angeltree.org

Celebrate Recovery (A Christ-centered 12-step program) - celebraterecovery.com

F.R.E.E. - Bob Crowley at St. Luke's UMC rcrowley6@cfl.rr.com (Orlando, Florida)

Helping Hands Healing Ministries, Inc.helpinghandshealingministries.org

Healing Hands Ministry (Re-entry Guide) - hishealinghand.com

Jim Russo Prison Ministry (Transitional Men's Home) - (941) 746-3717; prisonministry.net/jrpm

Salvation Armysalvationarmyusa.org


Advocate for change: Fair Sentencing Act, Juvenile Justice, Sentencing Project

Families Against Mandatory Minimumsfamm.org

Florida Tax Watchfloridataxwatch.org

House of Hope (Home for Troubled Teens) - 407-843-8686; houseofhopebren@aol.com  (Orlando, FL)

Juvenile Detention Center Orlando, Florida - 407-897-2800

Juvenile Detention Center Seminole County, Florida - 407-330-6750

Contact Us

The Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church

450 Martin L King Jr Ave
Lakeland, FL 33815

(863) 688-5563 or toll free (800) 282-8011