With Fr. Philip's blessing, the faithful of Saint Ignatius Orthodox Church are currently serving in the following areas of prison ministry.
The Tennessee Department of Corrections "Take One" program is an opportunity for us to mentor a man or a woman soon to be released from prison, while the Church serves the inmate's family. You can read all about the Take One program HERE
Dismas House is a transitional facility for formerly incarcerated men in Tennessee. They have done amazing work in reducing the recidivism rate and believing that "second chances change lives. The Saint Ignatius Prison Ministry team serves and shares meals at their community dinners and provides other services as needed. Read all about Dismas House and all they do HERE
The Saint Ignatius Prison MInistry recruits the faithful to volunteer in the Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry correspondence ministry. This is a wonderful opportunity to share the love of Christ with men and women who are currently incarcerated and interested in the Orthodox faith. Check out their prison ministry website here and please email us for training materials and mail delivery information.
Books for Inmates
The Saint Ignatius Prison Ministry regularly collects paperback books and Bibles that we deliver to the Williamson County Jail and other re-entry prison ministries in middle Tennessee. Books may include Bibles, dictionaries, novels, how-to, faith based, devotions, etc. If you wish to donate books you may drop-off the books on the table outside of the church office. Please mark "Prison Ministry" IMPORTANT NOTE ALL BOOKS MUST BE PAPERBACK.
To learn more about how you can serve in one of these and other prison ministry opportunities, or to be added to our email distribution list for future service opportunities, please email Mark Santana at firstname.lastname@example.org