Who We Are
Providing full-time, ordained pastors to assist institutional chaplains with ministry behind prison bars.
Pastors to Prisoners is a California non-profit organization providing ongoing financial support to ordained ministers and church-licensed pastors uniquely burdened and willing to work with the incarcerated as full-time volunteer yard pastor under the direction of state chaplain in prison facilities. The goal for inmates is spiritual freedom in prison and success in society after release.
Types Of Activity
We believe that it is not enough simply to incarcerate lawbreakers. Punishment must include opportunity for rehabilitation in order to limit the prison population and give offenders an opportunity to make a positive contribution to society. Lasting change comes from the inside out, through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Public monies provide only one Protestant Chaplain per institution to serve upwards of 4000 inmates on several "yards" within each prison.
State Prisons in California
Our magazine (newsletter)The Difference Inside, published twice yearly, 8 pages, electronic and printed versions, no charge
About Our Prison Ministry
A Yard Pastor is a volunteer who has special clearance from the prison administration to work principally on one yard of about 1000 men, to assist the institutional Protestant Chaplain by serving as pastor to the inmate congregation of the chapel on that facility.