More about Prisoners of Purpose


Prisoners of Purpose is an organic church ministry made up of incarcerated men (and eventually women), their families, and others who desire to take part in discovering and living out Christ’s purpose for their lives, as they minister to the spiritual and practical needs of those held captive to the spirit of this world (inside or outside of prison).

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We are disciples of Jesus Christ, purposed through a natural prison experience to fully receive the forgiving power of God the Father, the love of Jesus Christ, His son and the equipping of His Holy Spirit, for the transformation that prepares us for spiritual leadership in our homes, relationships and communities.

We are re-positioned disciples joining hands with our families and other partakers who hear and respond to Jesus’ heart to minister to the spiritual and practical needs of incarcerated men and women and their families. Through spiritual, educational and occupational training, we each proclaim to prepare ourselves and others to become the transforming influence upon the society we re-enter and to reclaim it for His glory, just as Jesus Christ purposed in us, in the beginning.



Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me, his prisoner, but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the:gospel, according to the power of God; Who hath saved us and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his purpose and grace, which was given to us in Christ Jesus, before the world began.



The home of Prisoners of Purpose is Oxford Federal Prison Camp. Oxford, WI. It was here that the vision for Prisoners of Purpose was birthed by the Holy Spirit upon a group of men who had committed in the summer of 2011 to gather in the Oxford FPC chapel nightly for intercessory prayer. Today that prayer group still meets nightly to pray and to share God’s answers. An application is pending at this institution for recognition of the Oxford group as a formal prisoner organization. Once approved, the Oxford Prisoners of Purpose Chapter will be the first “behind the wall” chapter chartered by Prisoners of Purpose. Chapters at other institutions will be chartered as they receive similar recognition from their respective institutions.

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