Firm in the Faith Ministries

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

Who We Are

Firm in the Faith Ministries came about after involvement in the REC program. REC is a variation of Cursillo, modified for the prison environment. Our group began at Boonville (MO) Correctional Center in 1987. Because of changes within The Department of Corrections and the transfer of or chaplain liasion, we disbanded our team at the end of 2003.

Our Vision

After ending the Boonville REC Ministry, the Lord called several of our team members in new directions. Jeff Barkacs, who directed several of the Boonville Weekends, has gotten ordained and has founded Firm in the Faith Ministries, Inc. He has a regular jail ministry in the Pettis County Jail in Sedalia, Missouri.

Types Of Activity

Regular weekly internet services at, Christian Music Concerts, counselling, etc. Pastor Jeff even performed a marriage ceremony in the jail recently. Dozens have been led to give their lives to Christ. Praise God.


Jeff is serving only the Pettis County Jail in Sedalia, Missouri at the present time.

Our magazine (newsletter)

A monthly electronic newsletter is available free at our website.

Support In

Providing shelter, clothing, food and financial help is expensive, and donations are badly needed. We want to keep as many Christian brothers and sisters as possible from going back to their former ways and returning to jail. Please help if you can and keep Firm in the Faith lifted up in prayer.


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