God Behind Bars is a nationally-recognized and premiere ministry in Federal and State prisons all across the country.

From Florida to Alaska, New York to California, we partner with each state’s Department of Corrections to match reputable, authentic, and caring churches and volunteers with facilities lacking church presence. We are so humbled by and thankful for the wonderful relationships, amazing success stories, and permanent positive change that we foster with and hear about from our nation’s correctional heads and officers all the time!

Our goal is to give inmates and their families a new beginning together, no matter the length of the sentence being served, as well as the exponentially higher chance of staying out of prison for good if released. We achieve this by targeting men’s and women’s spiritual needs, ultimately connecting them with the local church, with whom they will walk and belong in the community upon release.

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Letters of Hope

Safely and securely write a letter to an imate today to give them a word of encouragement and let them know you are praying for them!

A small feee of $3.50 will be collected to cover materials and postage.

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We are a nationally-recognized prison ministry when it comes to the Department of Corrections, and we serve as a trusted bridge between the DOC and ministries that want to make a difference in their community. We can partner together to reach inmates with the gospel in numerous ways!

PandoApp is a revolutionary new app available behind bars that makes it possible for inmates to engage with their faith and improve their mental health in a whole new way. Our FREE app delivers some of the best faith-based content like sermons, devotionals, podcasts, worship music, and even Christian tv shows like The Chosen series directly into the hands of inmates across the country.

Our church partners provide us with their weekend content and volunteers; we do the rest! We give churches the tools, resources, and training to impact these inmates in a huge way without having to become experts on the prison/DOC side themselves.

Using the latest audio and video equipment, we create a high-energy, relevant, high-definition theater experience inside each prison. It begins a new multi-site campus for the church and moves inmates and their families to the next steps on a strategic journey of life change. We’ll help you introduce inmates to Jesus through your weekend experiences, work with them to overcome addictions, prepare them with the necessary skills for a successful life, provide them with resources and ongoing support upon their release, and connect them to your church.

Would your ministry like to co-host a family reunification or worship event inside of prison?

Some of our ministry partners

I learned through the ministry from God behind Bars visiting that my situation nor my past have not separated me from the great love of Jesus. God planted me in prison where I experienced his Word come alive!

Jarred, inmate

Thank you for the PandoApp, I have experienced a spiritual awakening on the app and you have blessed me because it’s FREE. From the moment I wake up until I go to bed, I am watching sermons on PandoApp.

D.B., inmate

I met a girl that invited me to come to God Behind Bars. After that, I never missed it. My way of living changed. I listened to the officers, I followed the rules, which was all very new to me… Now i have my son, my step son, a full time job, a church home, and I am a certified recovery coach! All glory to God!

Anonymous, Inmate

I had no hope for the longest time, and then I started going to God behind Bars with Red Rocks Church and my whole life started turning around. I quit getting into trouble and it’s all thanks to you guys. You have been my lifeline.

Amy, Inmate
Our Reach

Visualized Impact

We partner with churches, ministries, and individuals like you nationwide to provide life-changing content to prison inmates and their families. See the impact your giving and involvement make by checking out the locations of prison campuses and the presence of the Pando app on inmate tablets.

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