It’s a long journey from a prison cell to a church pulpit, but Lowell Ivey has traveled it by God’s grace. On May 27, 2016, the former prisoner was ordained and installed as the organizing pastor for Reformation Presbyterian Church in Virginia Beach, VA. “My testimony is the Lord’s testimony as he’s worked by … Continue reading Transformation: From prison to pulpit
The open door for ministering to women prisoners in Rockville, IN, was recently thrown wider. Divine Hope Reformed Bible Seminary has the opportunity to begin a study center within the prison this summer, and organizers are planning a unique conference and fellowship experience with a retreat tone. Two courses on the Heidelberg Catechism will be … Continue reading Study Center to open at Rockville Women’s Prison
Twelve men celebrated their seminary graduation on December 20, 2012. That may not seem remarkable, but these men are inmates at the Danville Correctional Center in Illinois. They received certificates for completing 30 credit hours in a year of study at Divine Hope Reformed Bible Seminary, which meets on-site at the Danville facility. “The graduation … Continue reading Prison-based seminary graduates first class
Brothers Praying for Others is a group of 52 Reformed Christian men who worship together on Sundays and meet daily for Bible study and prayer. And they do this in a maximum security prison in Texas. “The Brothers Praying for Others have sacrificed to be a part of this ministry in prison,” says David Troup, … Continue reading Unique ministry in a Texas prison: What can the Reformed churches do to help?