Mount Hope Prison Ministry

Mount Hope Prison Ministry is a Christian prison ministry which goes into prisons and jails in Maryland, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Our goal is to offer hope to inmates and their families. That hope is found in Christ! We offer free Bible correspondence lessons to inmates.

This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief. 1 Timothy 1:15

Who We Are

Mount Hope Prison Ministry is a non-profit Christian ministry founded in 1971. Our goal is to share the Gospel message with men and women behind bars, offer assistance upon release, and minister to the families of inmates.

Our Vision

Mount Hope Prison Ministry is a family of believers committed to:

Going into the prisons and jails with "compassion making a difference" (Jude 22)
Preaching the gospel so we may "save a soul from death." (James 5:20)
Teaching the Word that babes in Christ may "grow in grace" and not disgrace. (2 Peter 3:18)
Providing hope to inmates and their families, for "hope maketh not ashamed." (Romans 5:5)
Remembering "them that are in bonds, as bound with them." (Hebrews 13:3)

Types Of Activity

Our volunteers go into 13 jails and prisons providing worship services, Bible classes, Biblical counseling, and special seminars. Over 1,000 free Bible correspondence lessons are mailed out each month (115 lessons available). We have a food bank and a warehouse with furniture items for those in need. We sponsor the Tree of Hope Christmas party for children of inmates at the Washington County Detention Center. Gifts are provided for the children and groceries for the families.


We provide Protestant chaplains and volunteer staffing for the Protestant services at the Washington County Detention Center in Hagerstown, MD. We hold services in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Our Bible correspondence lessons go all across the U.S.

Our magazine (newsletter)

Mount Hope publishes a newsletter - "The Lock and Key". It is designed to keep our prayer partners, contributors, and volunteers informed of new developments, upcoming events, inmate testimonies, and other useful information.

About Our Prison Ministry

Office Hours are Monday to Thursday
8:00 am to 11:30 am
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Support In

Pray for our staff and volunteers, for open door of ministry, traveling safety, anointing, and wisdom.
Please pray for revival from the jail house to the White House. We need God to sweep through our nation on all levels so there will be a revival of repentance and right-living.
Please pray for those addicted to drugs. We have had several inmates fatally overdose immediately following release. Men and women need the power of God to set them free from their enslavement to drugs.


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