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 The Gospel of Jesus Christ to all.
The prison is a dark place to live. Bringing the Gospel of Jesus Christ into a prison brings light into the darkness. Jesus told us to visit those in prison. Visiting and bringing in The Word of God to the incarcerated equals obedience.
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Today, Red Clay Ministries has over 40 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 serves prisoners, correctional staff and the families of inmates.
The ministries of Red Clay serve the Correctional Community.
Ministry Leader: Tina Renew
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.
Red Clay Ministries began prison ministry at West Central over 20 years ago with a small team of three volunteers. Today, Red Clay Ministries provides programming, Bibles, Bible Studies, Worship Services, and special programs at Christmas, Easter, and Mother's Day.
Ministry Leader: Rhonda Morgan
Volunteers of Red Clay Ministries teach in the Red Clay Ministries' New Life Academy. The academy is an intensive, biblically based program that takes incarcerated men and women through a holistic life transformation process. Participants are guided by Red Clay volunteers to lead lives of purpose and productivity while incarcerated, and to continue that life upon release.
The New Life Academy is a nine-month program with a graduation at the conclusion of the program. Courses include Resolving Conflicts, What is Christianity, What is a godly man or godly woman, Finances, and making choices to identify areas needing to change in their lives and moving forward to change.
Red Clay Ministries is looking for churches, who want to answer the call to prison ministry by volunteering to assist in the academy program. If you or your church are interested, please click on the "To Receive More Information" button below.
New Life Academies are in
Al Burruss Correctional Facility
West Central Integrated Treatment Facility
Harris County Prison
Atlanta Transitional Center
Spalding County Correctional Institute
Ministry Leader:s Rhonda Morgan & Cindy Chesna
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.
Do you think that if Jesus was on earth today that he would be hanging out at the country jail? We think He would, because Jesus is a Chain Breaker.
The county jail is the first place of incarceration.
Ministry Leader: Cindy Chesna
Deliver Hope is a ministry of encouragement to Inmates, 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.
The Deliver Hope Ministry has a team of volunteers who meet weekly to handcraft greeting cards of encouragement to Inmates, Officers, and Staff in the prisons. In 2023, this team hand made over 1500 cards to deliver hope to the "inside."
Ministry Leader: Gordon MacFarlane
The Sole Encounters Evangelism Ministry Team hosts events outside in the prison yard. Hundreds of inmates are in attendance at a Sole Encounters' event. The name, Sole Encounters, is based on the fact that people must have an encounter with Jesus Christ that is their own (sole) encounter. Jesus saves us and our soul is changed, solely, by our faith in Jesus Christ for eternal life. A Sole Encounter event includes a program of music, testimonies, speakers, and food.
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: Lala
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 Leader: Susie Hardie
The "Picture This" video ministry films and streams videos of testimonies, stories, and Bibles Studies to send into the jails and prisons for inmates to view.
To view some the videos go to the Red Clay Ministries, Inc., YouTube Channel.
Ministry Coordinator: Tina Renew
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.
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.
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Pike County Family Connection is a network of community partnerships connecting resources to identified needs in the community. Red Clay Ministries is a partner with Pike County Family Connections.