At the county board meeting this morning, the Chaplin of the Good News Jail and Prison Ministry spoke up about the support the program has received throughout the years. For the past seventeen years, Dennis Marks has been the Chaplin of this nearly twenty-year-old ministry. He came forward in the meeting to thank the Sheriff and the Board of Supervisors for their prayers and support throughout the years. He says they work to meet the spiritual needs of inmates along with those who work within the facilities. The ministry’s goal is to make sure inmates have everything they need to worship and practice their faith the best way they can within the security and safety of the facility in which they’re being held.
“You can only imagine what they’re going through when they get arrested and then brought in. Whether they did it or not is not up to us, but we try to work with them. So, that way, in those times when they’re in those down times while in jail, they can begin to think about, ‘how can I make my life a little bit better?’” said Chaplin Marks.
Local churches are invited to join the ministry. If interested, give them a call at 601-485-7708.