Who We Are
RJS Music Ministry offers a program called "Tapes for Inmates". Through contributions, they donate Christian music cassettes to inmates in prison. So far, over 1100 cassettes have been donated to inmates. The founder, Russell John Schmidt, has been involved in prison ministry for the past 7 years.
The personal mission statement for Russell John Schmidt is "My mission is to spread the love of Jesus throughout the entire world. This is accomplished through my own personal and web page testimonies, my prison ministries, and by people listening to and sharing my music with others, especially within the prison system".
Types Of Activity
Russell John Schmidt provides Christian concerts and worship services. At these, he takes a door offering. For every $2.00 contributed, he donates a cassette to an inmate. For every $2.00 contribution that RJS Music Ministry receives outside of the worship services of Russell John Schmidt are also used to provide a cassette to an inmate.
For the past seven years Russell John Schmidt has personally served in prison ministries in four Michigan prisons and has donated cassettes to other Michigan prisons. He recently moved to Arkansas and plans to personally become involved with prisons in Ar
About Our Prison Ministry
In addition to donating cassettes to inmates, RJS Music Ministry also donates cassettes to sailors by donating cassettes to Seafarer's Centers. These cassettes are given to sailors who take them around the world.
RJS Music Ministry wants to expand the amount of prisons in which it will donate the cassettes. Some prisons accept the cassettes, some do not. If you have a specific prison which you feel would accept the cassettes please notify us. We will try to honor this request. If you would like to review the cassettes first, let us know. Also, more contributions are needed so that more cassettes can be donated.