Re-entry Prison Fellowship “Bridge” Team
Prison Fellowship seeks the transformation of prisoners and their reconciliation to God, family, and community through the power and truth of Jesus Christ. Prison Fellowship envisions Christ’s transforming grace and truth manifested in the lives of prisoners and their families, as the local church and Prison Fellowship partner in Christ's work to restore prisoners to the community and a local church as contributing members, bearing witness that no life is beyond the reach of God's power.
History: Since the birth of Prison Fellowship 33 years ago, God has brought us to the edge of great challenges that, from a human perspective, have threatened to engulf us. Instead, God opened up unimaginable vistas of opportunity to minister. In 1974 the Watergate scandal sent White House special counsel Chuck Colson to federal prison. A new Christian, he faced challenges and adversities that tested his faith and self-respect. Paroled in 1975, Chuck knew that God wanted him to hold onto his ties to prison and continue to identify with his fellow prisoners despite the skepticism and scorn of Chuck's critics. So in 1976, with little more than a vision and the support of a few friends, Chuck began Prison Fellowship (PF) to proclaim to inmates the love and the power of Jesus Christ.