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The ministry was founded in February 1997


1. To provide Christian services to inmates, detainees, Sheriff's Department, and their families within the framework of the values of the Christian faith and the teachings of our Lord Jesus Christ.

2. To Provide consultation to church bodies and individuals.

3. To provide referrals and necessities, such as food, clothing, shelter, and Christian counseling, as available for the inmates, detainees, persons on probation, parolees, Sheriff's department, and their families.

4.  To assume and share the blessings and responsibility of fulfilling the full Gospel as commissioned by Christ Jesus.

5. To emphasize, encourage, and promote the ministry.




Current Areas of Ministry:


  • Encouragement
    • Approximately 350 cards mailed bi-monthly to recently released or struggling inmates/ Sheriff’s Department/ Jail personnel.
  • Newsletter
    • Reaches 1300+ inmates- primarily in the state of Texas
  • Pen-Pals
    • Designated people reaching out to the incarcerated to develop a spiritual bond offering immediate involvement in a church upon release.
  • Correspondence Courses
    • Two 8 lesson studies, two 13 lesson studies, and a complete study of the book of Romans. Averaging 375 studies processed monthly.
  • One on one Counseling
    •  With inmates/employees. Average 10 people in counseling per day.
  • Bible Distribution
    • Average of 120 Bibles issued per month.


Community Involvement Needed:


  • Intercessory prayer support
  • Monthly financial support
  • Donation of office supplies
  • Postage
  • More churches involved
  • Volunteers to share the Gospel




Tom Green County Jail Ministry Board Members

    Ramon Garza, President

    Karen Peiser - Secretary

    Travis Gray

    Leslie Smith

    Kasey Murphy


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