Smith Co. Sheriff's Department encourages ministry for inmates

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 5:49pm

The Smith County Sheriff’s Department is looking to provide more than just the minimum requirement for the inmates incarcerated in their jails. They’re trying to help change their lives for the better.

The Smith County Sheriff’s Department partners with over 100 volunteers, who come into the jails and teach the lessons of The Bible to its inmates. They expose them to the Christian way of life and the Word of the Lord.

The Sheriff’s office hosted a prayer coffee meeting to discuss the new addition to the jail, extra security measures, and ways to encourage more inmates to be exposed to the teachings. Two former inmates gave their testimonies to the volunteers about how their life of crime and darkness was changed in prison by the ministers who visited them and taught them about the love of Jesus Christ.

Award-winning Christian singer, Dallas Holm was present for the meeting. He too, has been involved in jail house ministries for several years and said the cooperation and support Christians receive from the Smith County Sheriff’s Department is amazing and says a lot of Sheriff Smith and his team.

To get involved, contact the Smith County Sheriff's Office at (903)590-2661.

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