Chair: Wayne Verry, St. Paul's, Foley - email@example.com
The Commission on Prison Ministry is charged with the responsibility of communicating the needs, issues, and concerns of those in prison to the congregations of our Diocese. The Commission serves as a network and resource for equipping our congregations for ministry in prisons.
The goal of the commission is: To help our congregations learn about the needs of victims and offenders and their families, the causes and conditions of incarceration in our States, and the problems facing prisoners reentering society, in order to make a positive difference.
It is our vision to be guided, governed, encouraged, and inspired by the words of Jesus in Matthew 25: “ …when I was in prison, you came and visited me….in as much as you do it to one of the least of these, you did it unto me.” We will also be governed by our Baptismal vows, which we have taken as members of the Episcopal Church.
2020-2021 Prison Ministry Cycle of Prayer: download PDF
For clergy needing to visit someone in prison
Visits to prison require advance planning and knowledge of the administrative rules. We suggest you consult with these Commission members for help in navigating this process. For visits in Alabama, please contact the Rev. Bob Graves. In Florida, contact the Rev. Deacon Ed Richards.
Bob Graves: firstname.lastname@example.org (850) 432-5924
Ed Richards: email@example.com (850) 276-0460