PCC Prison Outreach Ministry
The behavior of a person may put them behind bars, but a prison inmate is still God’s creation.
The love of God knows no boundary, where the grace of God cannot, and will not reach out to the undeserving soul with unconditional acceptance. Therefore, the Good News Prison Ministry team, headed by Elder Edwin "Pete" Griffin, Sr. and Elder Leon Campbell, along with other ministers conducts a weekly worship service at Adult Detention Centers. Elder Edwin "Pete" Griffin, Sr. along with others from the Ministry team also conducts worship service at Mayo Correctional Institution once a month. The Prison Ministry workers of the Philippian Community Church serve those that are incarcerated, with the love and humility of Jesus Christ: always mindful that they too are image-bearers of God.
Matthew 25:35 – 36
35 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: 36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.
The Prison Ministry team of PCC consists of a committed group of Spirit filled Elders and Ministers, all laboring together with a passion to reconcile and restore lost souls back to God. Through the preaching and teaching of the gospel; lives are being changed forever, and equally transformed to live effectively in their present circumstance. The Great Commission to, "Go ye therefore,..." (mt. 28: 19-20) - is not a catchy slogan to this ministry, but rather a command that requires action on behalf of those who would not just hear; but also be willing to heed the call.
The following prison and jail ministries provide the PCC Prison Ministry team, the opportunity to preach and minister to prisoners through a variety of Bible studies and worship services.
Jesus Christ is the greatest advocate for lost humanity from every walk of life, and it is through his eyes of compassion, his heart of love, and his words of forgiveness that a vision for an effective prison ministry receives the full support of our pastor, Bishop Virgil C. Jones, Sr.