Greensville Correctional Center, S-2
“My first full-time appointment as a Methodist pastor was in a small rural town. I served the church there for four years. Unfortunately, when my time for re-appointment came, only a part-time pastor position was available. That meant I was back to being a bi-vocational pastor (serving a church part-time and possibly working a secular job also). As I prepared to move to my next church appointment, my District Superintendent, knowing I needed a part-time job as well as a church, asked if I had ever thought about prison ministry. Prison ministry had never been on my radar, but then neither had being a pastor! However, over the years I have gotten used to God speaking to me in often unexpected ways. I have also learned that God’s plans always work better than my plans. I was referred to GraceInside and by God’s grace, I received my perfect calling.
I have been blessed to serve as a Prison Chaplain at Greensville Correctional Center for over 7 years now! Coincidentally, the church I have pastored for the past 7 years is just up the highway, only about 2 miles from the prison. Coincidence? No. God-incidence!“