Fathers, husbands, sons, mothers, wives, and daughters are located in the jails of our County. Though they have violated the law in one way or another, they are hungering and thirsting for love, care and compassion. They have a need to hear about the redeeming love of Jesus Christ. In fact, Jesus commanded us to visit those incarcerated.
Matthew 25:34-46; "... I was in prison and you came to Me.’ ... ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’ ...sick and in prison and you did not visit Me.’ ... ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.’ 46 And these will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”
Jesus put Himself right in prison with the prisoner. This is one reason the inmate needs to hear the Good News. Our Lord doesn't look at what they have done. He looks at the heart. As an inmate, what good news there is in knowing, "The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, and saves such as have a contrite spirit." (Psalm 34:18)
The Jail Ministry exists at the pleasure of Sheriff Tony Wickersham, for the express purpose of providing spiritual care to the people incarcerated at the Macomb County Jail. Our hope is that they will become reconciled to God, be involved in a Bible believing local church when they are released, and rehabilitated as productive members of society.
Ministering to the inmates consists of…
Christian literature through the book cart ministry
Bible Studies held almost daily on every floor of the jail
One on one visits are encouraged for personal prayer needs
Word/Music-worship services combine ministry with music
Envelopes/stamps and bus tickets are provided for the indigent
Reading Glasses are provided for the indigent
Winter clothes and coats are collected for inmates released during the cold months
Angel Tree is provided to keep Moms and Dads connected to their children
Bibles and Tracts are made available
Our desire is to impart hope and help in times of distress so that dads, moms, husbands and wives can be returned to their families whole and healthy through the love and knowledge of Jesus Christ.