The mission of Joseph Company Prison Ministry is to release the transforming presence of God in prisons, to restore lives, families and the communities around us.
The Joseph Company Prison Ministry was birthed from the Leadership School of Transformation at the Wynne Unit in Huntsville, Texas. We have now expanded into other units as well.
In August of 2011 a Wynne unit inmate came across the book ‘Jesus Culture‘ by Banning Liebscher. His heart started to burn with conviction as he read about a generation of revivalists that were being raised up all across the earth. He began to hunger for the grace they spoke about about, a grace that flows from being connected to spiritual fathers and mothers, and the freedom of knowing their identity as sons and daughters madly loved by our heavenly Father. He longed to experience the pure joy and satisfaction that comes from a life spent in the secret place, and the call of God on every believer to release the Kingdom of Heaven through signs, wonders, and miracles.
A letter was written to the author and a connection was made.
In November of 2011 another connection was made between the inmate and a local restaurant owner, Charlie, who happened to be running a ministry school from his home. Charlie started doing pastoral visits at the unit twice a month, meeting with the inmate and cultivating a father son relationship. That relationship became the soil from which the Leadership School of Transformation sprouted. The decision was made to start a school based on the Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry in Redding, CA, and with the full support and backing of Jesus Culture and Bethel Church, the Leadership School of Transformation was launched.
In August of 2013, with a group of 30 inmates, the first class began and it has grown ever since. Our curriculum consists of various books authored by Bethel staff and the video curriculum of the BSSM. A critical component of our school is activation because we believe that revelation should always lead to experience. We strongly encourage our students to take risks and practice what they are learning in their daily lives throughout the prison. We are now in our third year and have expanded to 90 students. The school’s resources and support come entirely from Bethel Church, Jesus Culture, Legacy School of Supernatural Ministry and our generous team of volunteers.
For more information about our school, donating, and/or becoming a volunteer, please contact us and we will be happy to answer your inquiry!