Combined, Fr. John and Fr. Stephen have been involved with prison ministry for well over 50 years. From their experiences in this work, they speak on the important concept of “Ministry of Presence” that is truly vital for all Orthodox Christians to understand. This concept is brought to life by the stories they share from their ministries. This presentation was given in Houston as part of an Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry gathering.
Learn about the work going on in prisons as we talk with Fr. Duane Pederson from the Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry. Listen at the end of the interview to learn about their search for a new Executive Director. Inquiries can be emailed directly to OCPM.
Fr. Steven Powley spent 26 years as chaplain in maximum-security systems throughout the country. He shares his experiences of lives transformed by Christ’s love.
His Grace, Bishop Demetrius speaks in regards to the convocation theme of Restoring Dignity. His Grace shares about uncovering what is already a present reality to us, hidden from sin, prejudice, and preconceived ideas.
Bobby Maddex interviews Christiana Roulakis, the Director of Development at Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry (OCPM), about Blessings Beyond Bars, OCPM’s new Lenten youth project to teach children and young adults about prison ministry.
James Blackstock of the St. Seraphim Prison Ministry in Florida talks about his experience working with inmates in a maximum security prison.