Past Conferences


Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Ruth Graham delivering closing message

Session topics included:

Field Ministry Deployment
Best Practices for Admissions Procedures
Innovations in Corrections
Fundraising 101
Technology within the Prison Seminary Model
Avoiding Entanglement
Women’s Prison Seminaries
Peer Ministry Projects
Building a Sustainability Team

Thank you to all of our Partners who attended and the wonderful staff at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary!


New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

“It’s good to hear from people in other states with other programs, to hear what God is doing, to hear how they’re doing, the challenges they’ve faced.”
– Ben Phillips, Ph.D.
Director, SWBTS Darrington Extention

Session topics included:

Determining Essentials and Comparison of Models
Program Support and Fundraising
Inmate Management Issues
Importance of Field/Peer Ministry
Curriculum Uniqueness to the Prison Setting
Making a Good Pitch
Women’s Prison Seminaries
DOC Support
Legal Issues

“Fortunately for us we don’t have to reinvent the wheel and make the same mistakes as everyone else. There are people who have been doing this for years and they have valuable wisdom that they can pass on to the rest of us who are still fairly new at it.”
-Daniel Kirkpatrick, Ph.D.
Director, USW Lea County Extension

To conclude our jam-packed day of informative sessions, we held a banquet featuring a performance by local musician Ricky Draper, and powerful testimonies by Angola Bible College graduates Bobby Wallace and Troy Delone.

We owe an huge thank you to all who attended, and all of those who presented and shared their expertise and experiences. We are also incredibly thankful to Dr. Chuck Kelley and the staff of NOBTS for hosting us and their support of our mission!