Prison ministry has been a focus of this church since its beginning. Presently we take the message of Jesus into three different prisons.
Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women (LCIW)
Volunteers from the church go twice a week to share hope with the hopeless. In addition to teaching inmates how to become Christians, the workers strengthen the inmates who have become Christians and are attempting to live faithfully while in difficult circumstances. Many of the inmates are enrolled in a Bible Correspondence course that is graded by members of this church. For more information contact Glenda Tate at 201-9737.
Hunt Correctional Institute (Hunt)
Each Sunday morning and Wednesday evening Christians from South carry the message of Christ to Hunt. Also, the first Sunday of every month an evening service is provided. We have a team of nearly 20 members presently participating in this great effort. Our volunteers are male due to the gender of the population at Hunt. For more information call Kenneth Brummett.
Avoyelles Correctional Center
The prison ministry also serves the population at the Avoyelles Correctional Center.
Louisiana State penitentiary (Angola)
For over 15 years this church has been involved in ministry at Angola (LSP). In 1996 the church took a giant step of faith to fully support a minister to the prison. God blessed us with Richard L. Felix, Sr., a dedicated, compassionate Christian man. Presently Richard conducts four worship services in the main population of the prison and visits two hospital wards in Barrow Treatment Center each Sunday. He also conducts Thursday night bible studies on the first, second, and fourth Thursdays each month. During the week he travels to the institution for one-on-one bible studies, counseling and encouragement. He continues to evangelize and teach inmates who desire to become Christians. There is a continuous effort to edify, strengthen, and mature these Christian brothers who are determined to bear the fruits of the Spirit while in a climate that can be hostile and filled with discouragement.
Many inmates are blessed to be enrolled in a bible correspondence course that is graded by members of this church. We have a team of two members from South presently participating in this mission with Richard. There are also three members from area congregations who volunteer their time and share in this mission at the Prison. Our volunteers are male because it is an all male prison at Angola. The church at Angola consists of over 800 members. These five volunteers assist Richard in this overwhelming task of carrying the message of Jesus Christ into Angola.
Due to the constant changes in the work status of our inmate brothers; some who remain confined to their cells after their baptisms; occasional backsliding; and other restrictions imposed for security reasons our Sunday worship attendance usually numbers between 130 to 150 men.
For more information contact Richard at 225-751-7752.