With over 18,000 long-term incarcerated souls and more than 20 separate chapel ministry opportunities with an hour and 15 minutes’ drive, Fresno, CA is a perfect hub for mission to the State Prisons (and one Federal Prison) in the San Joaquin Valley.
Before the Covid-19 crisis shut out volunteers, Metanoia had a weekly teaching presence in nine Bible Study groups at four facilities (SATF, COR, PVSP & VSP). When things open up again, the tenth will begin. At present, weekly devotional and Bible Study mailing go out to all who have been regularly involved, plus all recent visitors – about one hundred ten believers.
After nearly 12 years of volunteer involvement, while serving as a pastor in Fresno, in the Spring of 2017 I was granted the privilege of full-time work through Metanoia. I wish, therefore, to be a servant to area and regional churches with all things related to prison ministry.
California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility (SATF) Corcoran, CA
California State Prison (COR) Corcoran, CA
Pleasant Valley State Prison (PVSP) Coalinga, CA
Valley State Prison (VSP) Chowchilla, CA