Prison ministry is an act of ministering to Jesus. Matthew 25:36 “Naked and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me”.
Prison ministry provides the church an opportunity for carrying out the great commission. Certainly the gospel commission to go and teach all nations includes the millions in prison. American prisons are a tremendous spiritual harvest field. There are many prisoners who are genuinely seeking love, change, and stability in their lives. Volunteers often hear prisoners proclaim that incarceration is “the best thing that ever happened to me” because they experience the beginning of a true relationship with Christ.