The Journey of Hope

The Journey of Hope is a weekly podcast that addresses the issues men and women face after incarceration.

" For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life."

Who We Are

The Journey of Hope is a weekly podcast that addresses the issues faced by men and women upon release from incarceration.

Our Vision

There are around 600,000 men and women released from incarceration each year. Our vision is to help provide a resource for these men and women to draw upon as they begin to return home and seek to become productive members of society.

Types Of Activity

We broadcast weekly shows that address issues such as job search, relationship issues, general coping skills and stress management, and a variety of other topics. We interview guest who are experienced in the topic of dicscussion. All of the shows are archived, labeled by topic, and can be downloaded at any time.


The Journey of Hope is available world-wide. Most of our listeners are from the United States and Canada but we have had downloads from Japan, China, Brazil, and South Korea just to name a few.

Our magazine (newsletter)

We publish/broadcast weekly and the program is free of charge.

About Our Prison Ministry

The Journey of Hope is hosted by Rodney Mathers. Rodney enjoyed a rewarding career as a teacher and a football coach for 16 years. After a horrible and selfish decision, and having never even had as much as a traffic ticket, Rodney found himself serving 7 years and 11 months in the Texas prison system. Now home, he has dedicated his life to helping ex-offenders.

Support In

The Journey of Hope is need of prayer to help make the broadcast more visable. Please help us pray for the resources that will make the broadcast available to as many ex-offenders as possible.


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