Prison Ministry - Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Do you have any services for ex-offenders?
T.O.R.I. (Texas Offenders Reentry Initiative)
4915 Brashear Street, Suite B
Q. How do I send resource materials to my loved one in prison?
Ruby Thomas Pappachen, Case Manager - ext 1008
Juan Zamora, Administrative Assistant - ext 1000
Most prisons will not allow publications or books to be mailed from a personal address. Items must come from the publisher or bookstore. Call 1-800-BISHOP2 or go to a bookstore to place an order which can be shipped directly.
Q. Can T. D. Jakes or someone in the prison ministry visit my loved one?
Requests for visits by Bishop T. D. Jakes must be submitted to the Bishop's office. We do not provide personal visitations due to the high demand and lack of staff. We encourage family members to get involved with a support group so that a spiritual power base can be established for the offender.
Q. Do you provide jobs, transportation to prisons, legal services, or financial assistance?
No. Our department's mission is to provide spiritual support to offenders and families of offenders. Requests for jobs, transportation to prison, legal services, or financial assistance are referred to agencies who provide these services.
Q. Do you have transitional homes?
We do not have any transitional facilities. We network with other ministries and organizations who provide these services.
Q. Do you have a list of resource numbers and addresses?
Click here to download
a PDF of prison resource numbers and addresses.