Who We Are
Mercy Heart is a non-profit, multi-denominational ministry to families of inmates and ex-offenders. This ministry was originally established in 1995 as a mission of Glenview Baptist Church of Fort Worth, Texas.
It is our desire to meet the needs of families of inmates and ex-offenders in an accepting, compassionate, caring and spiritual way. One of the best things we do is just love on some folks and children that really need to know the love of Jesus in their lives.
Types Of Activity
Worship. Bible Study. Recreation/Crafts for Kids. Benevolence Assistance. Addiction Support Group.
Family Emergency Relief. Community Resource Networking.
Tarrant County Jail, Fort Worth TX, State of Texas prisons.
Books we have publishedFamilies on the Gallows of Criminal Justice by Roger W. Hollar
This is a local church response to families in the crisis of incarceration.
About Our Prison Ministry
We currently minister to about forty-five or fifty families. We utilize about one hundred local church volunteers who rotate in a scheduled format (forty or so per week). In addition we average about ten to fifteen in our addiction support group.
We meet on Thursdays at 6:00 pm. We have a family meal, provide Bible study, recreation and crafts for kids. We do worship and other studies for adults. We're out by 8:00 pm.
We always need prayer. Funds to help with material and meals is a need. Volunteers to help meet the spiritual needs of individuals.