First Step on the Way

Bible study and Prayer ministry. Designed to pray with and declare the Word to those who are seeking Freedom from the bondage of sin and death. He sent His Word and healed them, He delivered them by the power of His Word. . Only by way of the cross can any of us know freedom. Join us in giving practical help and guidance to meet the needs of single mothers, unemployed fathers and frightened children.

2Cor. 5:17-20 - Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

Who We Are

"First Step on the Way", the prison ministry that God ordained, was named by the inmates themselves. We operate a small Saturday night meeting for Bible study and prayer. Now we only have the web site ministry for prayer for the needs of others and some teaching materials with prison resources.

Our Vision

We pray to continue with the "half-way" house as a meeting place for those who are released from jails and prisons. Those who are battling drug addictions and who desire to know freedom in Jesus Christ.

Types Of Activity

Bible study, Prayer, classes on job application skills, interview skills, and work ethics. Classes on nutrition, dress, and godly roles as mothers and fathers.


Different counties in Virginia.

About Our Prison Ministry

Non-demonational church , Ivy Ridge Chapel, has helped with handouts, rent and support in the past. While primarly established for the women prisoners, it has been our blessings to minister to many of the men prisoners.

Called in to counsel those in jail who have suffered the lost of a parent or relative, I have been blessed by God to witness His Comfort to those who mourn.

Support In

Please pray that "First Step on the Way" may continue to honor God, and pray that funding is available to reopen the 'half-way' house for those who have been released, but are still in need of support.


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