October Fundraising

October was a month for program fundraising. Burl and Vance attended the Heart of Texas Foundation annual fundraiser that supports the Darrington prison seminary and the Texas women’s prison seminary efforts. Then, Burl and Kristi met in Milwaukee where they were the speakers for the Wisconsin Inmate Education Association’s inaugural fundraiser for the prison seminary… More October Fundraising

Stateville Prison Seminary Grand Opening

This August classes commenced at Stateville Correctional Center in Illinois through North Park Theological Seminary. NPTS opened its Restorative Arts Program to provide a Master of Arts in Christian Ministry beginning with a cohort of 40 students. The Illinois prison seminary has been in the works for 15 years, but once discussions opened with NPTS… More Stateville Prison Seminary Grand Opening

Burl Cain Honored with Life Achievement Award

On July 15th Burl was honored at New Light Missionary Church’s annual Family and Friends Day Celebration with a Life Achievement Award. He was selected for his work in corrections and his impact on the outside community. Among other honorees were former Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco, Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser, Baton Rouge Mayor Sharon Weston… More Burl Cain Honored with Life Achievement Award

Robert Toney Award

Last week our Board President, Judge Robert Downing was honored with the Robert Toney Award by Awana Lifeline. This award is named after our late Board Member and dear friend Reverend Robert Toney in honor of his dedicated service to inmates and anyone seeking the unconditional love of God. As friends and fellow servants, it… More Robert Toney Award

Our First Annual Summit is Around the Corner!

  On May 31st GPSF will host the first Partners in Moral Rehabilitation Summit. The goal of the summit is to bring prison seminary key players from across the country together to learn and grow from each other’s experiences. We are planning several sessions tailored to the needs of seminary staff, program directors, DOC staff,… More Our First Annual Summit is Around the Corner!

Salvation Army Recognizes Burl Cain

At last summer’s American Correctional Association conference, The Salvation Army was present to honor members of the public who have made a positive contribution in corrections. There were three awards given at the luncheon; Chaplain of the Year Award, Excellence in Corrections Award, and one of the Salvation Army’s highest honors, the Others Award. The… More Salvation Army Recognizes Burl Cain

Ruth Graham Visits West Virginia Prisons with GPSF

  The week after Thanksgiving, Kristi took a very special guest, Ruth Graham, to tour the moral rehabilitation model being carried out by Catalyst Ministries in West Virginia. Ruth, the daughter of evangelist Billy Graham, has been a friend and supporter of the Angola Bible College for many years.  It was a privilege to have her encourage the… More Ruth Graham Visits West Virginia Prisons with GPSF

Possible Opportunities in Honduras

  This month, Burl visited Honduras where he had meetings with some very high-ranking political officials including the President, Security (Corrections) Director of the country, and some powerful human rights activists. Honduras has spent the last several years reconstructing it’s prisons with security and reform in mind, but because of gang activity and lack of… More Possible Opportunities in Honduras