Prison Ministry

We reach out to prisoners and have created Prison Editions of our core resources Christianity Explored and Discipleship Explored.

Alongside Prison Fellowship International we’ve developed The Prisoner’s Journey®, an adaption of Christianity Explored Prison Edition (principally used in the UK), now used in prisons across the world.

Since The Prisoner’s Journey® was launched in 2014,

1,531,800 prisoners in 874 prisons in 36 countries

have been invited to explore who Jesus is, why He came and what it means to follow Him through an interactive study of Mark’s gospel tailored specifically for those in prison.

  • In 36 countries with an annual completion rate of 175,000 prisoners
  • 26 languages and dialects
  • Over 693,300 prisoners today have ‘graduated’ from the course

Meet our Director of Prison Ministry, Stephen James

Stephen joined Christianity Explored Ministries in 2008 to help develop our courses for prisons, after spending time in prison himself.

Stephen is the lead trainer for The Prisoner’s Journey® which sees him traveling worldwide carrying out training for course leaders - prison officials, chaplains and volunteers.

Stephen lives in Wales and, when not traveling worldwide with PFI, runs courses Christianity Explored and Discipleship Explored courses in Swansea and Cardiff prisons.

Read more about Stephen’s journey to faith and work with Christianity Explored Ministries.

One of the most rewarding things I've heard a prisoner say is, "I'm more free in prison than I would be outside, now that I have Christ in my life.
- Stephen James, Director of Prison Ministry

Meet Robin Turton, UK Prison Ministry Coordinator

Robin came to Christ whilst serving as a police officer. Upon retiring from the police service he joined CEM to become a regional coordinator and an integral member of the UK prison ministry team.

In this role Robin provides support to CEM leaders in a prison context, including training, advice and guidance in course use. Robin lives in Hawick, in the Scottish Borders.

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