Chapel of Hope Ministries

Prison Ministry

The mission of Chapel of Hope Ministries is building inmate chapels for faith-based worship and education inside the fences of Texas prisons.

Mission: The mission of Chapel of Hope Ministries (COH) is to minister to the incarcerated in the Texas prisons and to build chapels inside the fences of every Texas prison; thereby providing every inmate with an opportunity for spiritual renewal. The presence of God brings about internal changes in inmates, which results in a reduction in recidivism and a safer Texas for all its citizens.

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Steve Sperry - Warden at the Gurney Transfer Unit

Several videos from our new project at the Gurney Intake Unity

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The Gurney Unit is where Texas prisoners are processed into the prison system from the county jails. It is extremely important to give these prisoners hope, ...

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COH: Inmate Appeals

https://chapelofhope.org/CohInmateAppeals

chapelofhope.org Inmate appeals for new prison chapels.

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COH Endorsements

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Happy Texas Independence Day

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Finding Jesus in Texas' supermax prison

This is an amazing story.

houstonchronicle.com HUNTSVILLE - One by one, the three tattooed toughs were ushered on Friday into the small cinder-block ante room deep inside Texas' highest-security prison, each shackled at the waist with handcuffs locked to a thick leather belt, flanked by two guards wearing flak vests, police batons and pepper spray. [...] after "Amazing Grace" was played on a harmonica, each was escorted to a galvanized horse trough filled with water at one end of the stark room, where their handcuffs were removed, the guards still at their sides. Reciting an evangelist's cadence of blessings and prayers, a prison chaplain then immersed each man in the cool water, proclaiming each to be "God's children, born again." Though back in shackles, the convicts smiled broadly as they were escorted out, trailing water in their soaked prison white uniforms as a small group of prison officials looked on. The scene inside the Estelle High-Security Unit - baptisms occur occasionally in state prisons, never inside the highest-security lockdown - marked the first fruits of a five-year initiative by state officials to put religion inside the state's toughest lockups, using convicts with long sentences as ministers to convert other prisoners to turn their lives around by becoming Christians. Estelle is one of six state prisons where the convict ministers have been deployed, part of a first class of 36 ministers that graduated 10 months ago from a prison seminary established four years ago at the Darrington Unit, outside Rosharon southwest of Houston. The third convict, Ryan Castro, 38, serving eight years for burglary in Aransas Pass, said he decided to be baptized after struggling with his religious conversion in prison. [...] too, did the correctional officers who ringed the room at the baptism, most of whom said they never expected to see such an event inside the razor-wire perimeter fence, with offenders serving such long sentences for serious crimes.

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Pope Restates Desire for ‘International Consensus’ for ‘Abolishment of the Death Penalty’

What are your thoughts about this? Such a hot topic

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/02/21/pope-restates-desire-for-international-consensus-for-abolishment-of-the-death-penalty/

theblaze.com VATICAN CITY (TheBlaze/AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday urged Catholic leaders to show "exemplary" courage by not allowing executions this year, while expressing hope that eventually the death penalty will be abolished worldwide. Francis told tourists and pilgrims in St. Peter's Square that "the command…

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How Prison Inmates Make Valentine's Day Happen for Their Loved Ones | VICE | United States

Worshiping in a chapel isn't the only thing prisoners have to struggle with.

http://www.vice.com/read/how-prison-inmates-make-valentines-day-happen-for-their-loved-ones

vice.com Web services let inmates send e-cards, but most still prefer the real thing—even if they have to hit up a buddy on the outside to hook it up.

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COH Endorsements

Some important endorsements for Chapel of hope http://chapelofhope.org/CohEndorsements

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Florida court junks atheist group's lawsuit on alleged state aid for prison ministries

http://www.christiantoday.com/article/florida.court.junks.atheist.groups.lawsuit.on.alleged.state.aid.for.prison.ministries/77654.htm

christiantoday.com A Florida circuit court has dismissed an eight-year lawsuit filed by an atheist group that sought to stop state funding to two faith-based prison ministries that rehabilitate former prisoners from drug and alcohol addiction.

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COH: Donations

Donate now... Help provide a place of worship for prisoners in Texas.

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Steve Sperry - Warden at the Gurney Transfer Unit

Warden Steve Sperry talks about the need for a chapel at the Gurney Unit.
https://youtu.be/Tn27P7lKYDU

The Gurney Unit is where Texas prisoners are processed into the prison system from the county jails. It is extremely important to give these prisoners hope, ...

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COH: Home

We have revamped our website and it went live today. Please check it out. http://chapelofhope.org/Home

chapelofhope.org Chapel of Hope - building inmate chapels for faith-based worship and education inside the fences of Texas prisons.

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5 7 2015 Patrick Prison Seminary Press Conference

Lt. Gov Patrick and Sen John Whitmire.

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Lt. Governor Dan Patrick and Senator John Whitmire discuss the Darrington Seminary program and graduation. After visiting Angola and seeing their program, th...

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Georgia aims to do even more to help inmates re-enter society

Interesting article from Geogia

myajc.com Georgia’s ambitious criminal justice reforms are now in their fifth year, and advocates will ask lawmakers in the upcoming General Assembly to enact more measures that give offenders re-entering society a better chance to find a job and a roof over their heads.

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Imagine Christmas in Prison

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Steve Sperry - Warden at the Gurney Transfer Unit

Warden Steve Sperry speaks about the need for a Chapel.

https://youtu.be/Tn27P7lKYDU

The Gurney Unit is where Texas prisoners are processed into the prison system from the county jails. It is extremely important to give these prisoners hope, ...

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Imagine Christmas in Prison

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Imagine Christmas in Prison

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Imagine Christmas in Prison

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Imagine Christmas in Prison

Imagine Christmas in Prison

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Gurney

Chaplain Charles Grasty – Gurney Transfer Facility speaks about the need for a Chapel at Gurney.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLot76nsuHNZQCT4j6tUrINCCguf-VvhQI

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Video

Check out our videos and testimoniies.

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chapelofhope.org See videos that dramatize the importance of Texas prison chapels.

A quote expressing the need for a chapel from one of the prisoners at the Gurney Unit.

“I was saved and surrendered to Jesus Christ on April 12, 2015. For many years, I went to church and did service work, however, I really didn’t know God or Jesus. Gurney’s Chaplin, Chaplin Grasty, can take credit for truly leading my to Christ.
Presently, the Gurney Unit does not have a designated chapel. We share a gym with a sports teams and peer education. We frequently have to cut services short. Gurney is an intake unit, with over 2,000 offenders coming and going. When they arrive at Gurney, most men are lost and are searching for truth, meaning, and salvation. If we had a chapel, an offender could come and get freedom on the inside. They could be baptized and have a place to worship and surrender their wills to God. A place where we can invite God into our heats.” Shane S.

A quote from William Perry....“The Gurney Unit can be a man’s fresh start. I found myself at a crossroad, searching for the true meaning in life. While here at church, I realized by conviction of God’s Holy Spirit, my sinful nature has kept me from fulfilling God’s purpose.
Our sanctuary in the gym is too small for the 2000 men who are housed in this unit. We are able to have church Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and three times on Sundays. Our sanctuary is filled to the make, 280 men is our limit. We have nights where men are sent back, because of limited seating. I’ve witnessed 45 men in one church night give their lives to Jesus Christ.
With our limited resources, we have taken this matter to the Lord. Our Lord has put you in a position to make changes here at Gurney. I pray with steady faith you too will be compelled to see what a revelation can take place. 300 men come and leave here every week. Can you imagine all the lives that can be changed in the next 10 years, 20 years? My prayers come with this letter and hope this message of request subsides deep in your heart. “

Happy Birthday to our President and Founder, Frank Graham. Thank you for all of your hard work for Texas prisoners.

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Testimony from Oscar A., a prisoner at the Gurney Unit: "My prayer that more people come to know Jesus Christ is certainly coming to fruition.

While being here at the Gurney Unit, it's definitely been something I've seen happen time and time again. The power of the HOly Spirit certainly moves in the church service here at this unit. As a church worker, I get to experience and see many lost souls come to repentance.

Lord willing we get to be able to see the Chapel of Hope build so that more men can come to know and accept our Lord Jesus Christ."

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COH: Hope Ambassdor

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