At the Concord Country Jubilee (Arts & Crafts Fair) Auction & Bake Sale, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Strickland Building, Main Street, Concord, GA.
The Silent Auction and Bake Sale ended on October 17, 5 p.m., but keep in touch as we’re always up to something new and exciting.
The mission of Red Clay Ministries is to meet the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of the correctional community (Prisoners, families of prisoners, and the Correctional Staff in Prisons and Jails), by sharing the Light of Jesus Christ to all.
In 2002, the Ladies' Ministry of Oak Hill Baptist Church, Williamson, GA, began serving in a local prison for women. The ministry grew to encompass other prisons and jails and many volunteers. In 2017, the church prison ministry became Red Clay Ministries, Inc. in order to place all ministries to the Correctional Community, attract more volunteers, and to work with other churches to serve in all areas of the Correctional Community in Middle Georgia.
Today, Red Clay Ministries has over 50 volunteers. Twenty-six of the Red Clay Volunteers are certified by the Georgia Department of Corrections to go "inside" the state prisons to serve. Red Clay Ministries has expanded to serve prisoners, correctional staff and the children/families of inmates. The ministries of Red Clay serve the Correctional Community.
Ministry Leader: Abby Williams
The West Central Integrated Treatment Facility is a medium-security, short-term, intensive rehabilitation center for adult female inmates who are in the custody of the Georgia Department of Corrections. This facility is located in Zebulon, Georgia and can house a maximum of 194 residents.
Ministry Leader: Dale Gould
The Al Burrruss Correctional Training Facility is a medium-security prison in Forsyth, GA. The facility provides work and rehabilitation programs for 650 General Population offenders and operates a 100-bed Probation Boot Camp.
There is also housing capacity for 94 offenders sentenced as adults between 14 -16 years of age and At Risk Youth Offenders between 17 -21 years of age.
The Red Clay ministry to the juveniles includes teaching guitar lessons and facilitating art projects in cooperation with Heartbound Ministries of Atlanta.
Ministry Leader: Tom Morgan
Volunteers of Red Clay teach in the Prison Fellowship Ministries Academy. The Prison Fellowship Academy® is an intensive, biblically based program that takes incarcerated men and women through a holistic life transformation process. Participants are guided by Prison Fellowship staff and volunteers to lead lives of purpose and productivity inside and outside of prison. Red Clay Volunteers are team members that teach in the Georgia Diagnostic & Classification in Jackson, GA. The prison can hold a maximum of 2,487 inmates.
Ministry Leader: Abby Williams
The Spalding County Jail houses approximately 500 men and women who have been arrested, waiting for trial, or have been sentenced and are awaiting transport to prison.
During the Coronavirus Pandemic, the Red Clay Ministry teams makes videos of Bible Studies and other special-interest topics and streams the videos, electronically, into the jail for the men and women being held at the jail.
Ministry Leader: Cindy Chesna
Deliver Hope is a ministry of encouragement to Correctional Officers and Staff in the prisons and jails where Red Clay Ministries' Volunteers serve.
The Deliver Hope team delivers food, goodies, and scriptures to Correctional Staff. There are over 6500 Correctional Officers in Georgia; plus, Correctional staff.
Ministry Leader: Jaybrena Passmore
Pathfinders is a ministry of Biblical Counseling and a ministry of training ministries, churches, organizations, and others in the Suicide Intervention Skills.
This ministry team is trained to facilitate small group training in Suicide Intervention. The Red Clay Facilitators use the "Intervene Challenge" training by Lou Koon that has been developed to be taught in Small Groups.
Ministry Leader: Sandy Jones
Red Clay M.O.M. [Mothers On Mission] is a faith-based, weekly support group for mothers (grandmothers, wives, aunts, sisters, nieces, or any woman) who have a loved one in prison.
Ministry Leader: Marisa Gould
Red's Little Angels serves the children of inmates and their caregivers with Christmas parties and gifts; school supplies, and birthday wishes.
Lala had a dream when she was eight-years-old that she and her family were giving Bibles to prisoners. Since that dream, Lala's Big Bible Dream has given over 500 Bibles to prisoners.
Ministry Coordinator: Paulette Hill
Red Clay Volunteers video women incarcerated at West Central Integrated Treatment Facility reading books to their children. The Little Readers' Program is a program of Heartbound Ministries [Heartbound Ministries mails the DVD of the mother reading the book; the book; and a Children's Bible to the child. The children of the women at West Central receive a DVD and a book every three months from their mothers and/or grandmothers.
Ministry Leaders: Willie and Ann-Maria Benton
BEING IMPRISONED ISN'T JUST A PHYSICAL THING!
Red Clay Ministries is pleased to be affiliated with Freedom Focused Ministries.
Whether an individual is in prison, released from prison, or never served time in prison, FREEDOM FOCUSED MINISTRIES is passionate about Encouraging, Equipping, and Empowering individuals to become FREE to live out their God-given purpose. Freedom Focused Ministries also serves as the liason for Red Clay with two ministries serving released felons. These two ministries are equipped to determine the needs of these men and women and equip them for success. Red Clay Ministries provides financial resources to meet the needs of those who are released.
Send the Red Clay Ministries' Office and e-mail for information on volunteering by clicking on the contact button below. In your e-mail, tell us about yourself and why you are interested in ministry to the Correctional Community.
Your support and contributions will enable us to continue to meet the goal of sharing the Love of Jesus Christ in the Correctional Community. We do this through programming; giving Bibles; Christmas gifts for inmates and their children; providing resources for prison and jail chaplains; providing hygiene products to inmates and detainees; and showing love and kindness to each individual we serve. Your generous donation will fund these ministries.