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Coalition of Prison Evangelists

2220 Regal Parkway
Euless, TX 76040

Toll free: 1-888-256-2673

A professional service organization for Christians ministering in the field of corrections.

When you join COPE, you become part of a network of over 550 jail and prison ministries throughout the country and the world, sharing resources and services. Some of the services that COPE provides each of its member ministries includes the COPE Membership Directory listing every state and federal prison in the United States and Canada, their address and phone number, plus the name of the chaplain, plus every COPE ministry by state, the cooperating churches, a national list of traveling evangelists, music and singing groups, plus a nationwide list of aftercare residential centers for released prisoners.

New England Prison Ministries

34 Franklin St. #B-05
Nashua NH 03060
(603) 881-7704

New England Prison Ministries is the prison ministry branch of Vision New England,

covering all six New England states (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island). We establish local jail or prison ministries. We then train volunteers from a local church to take the ministry over. It then becomes known as the jail or prison outreach of that particular church and bears their name. The pastor and/or leaders of the church are henceforth responsible for holding the volunteers accountable and spiritually supported. We do, however, stay in regular touch with them and are always available for assistance.

We hold two or three major prison ministry conferences in New England each year. These are one or two-day events featuring major speakers and a wide variety of workshops related to prison ministry.

International Network of Prison Ministries

offers free web pages for prison ministry groups. They also privide an extensive directory of several dozen prison ministry groups at

This index can be sorted by location, type of ministry, etc. I checked the links to several ministries I'm personally familiar with. Unfortunately, a lot of the information is out of date. They've done a lot better than I have in collecting links to various ministry groups! Until I find more time to contact these ministries, I recommend that you use this index to help search out ministries relevant to you.

Cross Search maintains an extensive list of Christian ministries and resources, including listings for many prison ministries at

Prison Fellowship Ministries
P.O. Box 17500
Washington, DC 20041-0500

(703) 478-0100

Prison Fellowship, founded by Chuck Colson after his Watergate conviction, is one of the most extensive prison-oriented ministries in the U.S. and around the world. Prison Fellowship conducts

  • in-prison seminars and bible studies
  • after-prison ministries through local churches
  • ministries to families of prisoners, including the Angel Tree program that provides Christmas gifts for the children of prisoners
  • ministries to victims of crime
  • training programs for volunteers who want to serve in one of these ministries

Prison Fellowship has dozens of regional offices around the country that oversee these ministries. For the office nearest you, plus lots of other information, see the Prison Fellowship web site.

Core Ministries

8857 Bennett Hill Rd.
Central Lake, MI 49622

(231) 544-2258
Fax (231) 544-2259

Toll Free (800) 967-0732

Core Ministries produces biblical resources for inmates, victims, ex-offenders, their families, and those who minister to them.

Also publishes The Christian Inmate News , a newspaper that is largely written by Christian inmates and is entirely for inmates. The Christian Inmate News is sent to chaplains in every state and federal prison, the larger county jails, and juvenile facilities throughout the United States. The chaplains distribute the newspapers to men, women, and juvenile inmates. The Christian Inmate News is tabloid in size and contains twelve pages. It is issued quarterly. Currently,115,000 copies of each issue are distributed.

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