Godspeed to Chaplain Donald Stine

After 24 years of dedicated and loyal service to GraceInside and to the men incarcerated in Virginia, we wish Chaplain Donald Stine a very happy and well deserved retirement.  Most recently, Chaplain Stine worked with the men at Buckingham Correctional Center.  Chaplain Stine was beloved for his wry humor, dedication and open heart.  Very, very few chaplains have the spirit … Read more »

What’s Happening Inside Y(our) Church? Check out Number 1!

We’d love for you to know more about GraceInside and the value of chaplaincy in Virginia’s prisons.  What really happens inside a prison, in terms of religious services? Here are the numbers for March 2016. 1. 933 weekly religious services with 32,628 attending 2. 626 weekly studies with 9299 attending 3. 289 “special classes” with 1678 attending 4. 1585 special … Read more »

Testimony from The Beacon: News from the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Men

Getting to Know GraceInside Virginia’s Prison Chaplin Service Website: http://graceinside.org/about-us   The Lady in Orange During the 2014 Virginia Annual Conference in Hampton, the Rev. Lynn Litchfield introduced GraceInside to the 3,000 laity and clergy present, many hearing the story for the first time. For those who might have forgotten making acquaintance back then with GraceInside, Virginia’s prison chaplain service, … Read more »

Amazon Smile for GraceInside

You can shop at Amazon and help out GraceInside!!! When you choose to shop online through Amazon’s charity porthole – www.smile.amazon.com, you can use your shopping habits to save the lives of men and women in Virginia’s prisons. Half of one percent of your shopping dollars will be donated by Amazon to GraceInside. Simply select GraceInside as your charity.  (When I … Read more »

Concert to Support River North Correctional Center’s Chaplaincy!

Gospel/Bluegrass Concert     Saturday, April 9, 2016,  6-8 p.m.  at   Mt. View Baptist Church                         Independence, Virginia   Featuring: “The Preacher’s Choir”           Amy Vaughan Willard Gayheart & Bobby Patterson  Bobby Twine     Curly Sellers “This & That” (David Nichol, Ryan Lane & Emil Butler)      $5.00 per person Proceeds go to Chaplain Salary at  River North Correctional Center                           … Read more »

Angelina’s Advice: She’s been there – Happy Release-aversary!

  This is Angelina…  This is Angelina’s family. Angelina agreed to share her words with GraceInside – as one who is making it work on the outside! FOUR years yesterday! “On March 15, 2012 I was granted my freedom from behind prison walls…in the last 4 years i have accomplished every single goal i set for myself and then some. … Read more »

The Victim Told A Prison Chaplain…. Editorial by Lynn

I read these words in a news article this morning and I am overcome with their power. “The victim told a prison chaplain…” One of our chaplains.  One of YOUR chaplains… In this case, a staff member was abused by a superior. I want to be careful not to heighten the trauma by sharing details – for the details of … Read more »

Retiring from GraceInside: We Love Chaplain Rod Wicker

What more can we say about an amazing man and dedicated Chaplain much beloved by the staff, volunteers and population of Keen Mountain Correctional Center?  This:  we, at GraceInside, love him, too.  He has been a faithful fixture for years as he served tirelessly as a full-time chaplain at Keen Mountain.  Perhaps a testimony to his beloved status can be … Read more »

Come Enjoy A Night Out for Those Who Go In

Come enjoy a night out at Glen Allen Baptist Church to raise awareness for those who choose to go in to serve God!  Read all about it! Read more »

Chaplaincy Opening: Buckingham Correctional Center

ANNOUNCEMENT:  GraceInside (Virginia’s Prison Chaplain Service) is currently seeking interested and qualified candidates for a Chaplain position at Buckingham Correctional Center (BKCC is located in Dillwyn in central Virginia). BKCC is a level 3-4 security facility housing over 1000 men serving long sentences who’ve been infraction free for 2 years. This part-time position is currently funded for 30 hours a week. Qualified applicants should … Read more »