This ministry is a part of the Coalition of Churches in Prison Ministries (CoCiPM) in the DFW area, and seeks to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ within prison walls. We do this by teaching, facilitating Worship Services led by ministers from SMBC, writing letters to inmates, and participating in the Coalition’s Gift of Light ministry.

The prisons we visit in the Tennessee Colony/ Teague, Texas area house approximately 10,200 inmates-- the Beto One Unit, the Boyd Unit, and the Michael Unit.

Opportunities to Serve

Scheduled Prison Ministry Visits

  • Beto One Unit - June 17, 2018, 8:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
  • Boyd Unit - July 21, 2018, 12:30 p.m.
  • Boyd Unit - August 18, 2018, 2:00 p.m.
  • Michael Unit - September 15, 2018, 2:00 p.m.

Continental breakfast, lunch and transportation is provided. The deadline for signing up is 3 weeks prior to the visit date. Times noted are the activity times and do not include travel time.

Letters of Inspiration

This ministry involves corresponding with a TDCJ inmate, providing scriptures of inspiration and encouragement. All correspondence uses SMBC’s contact information for sending and receiving mail. 

COCIPM’s Gift of Light Christmas Ministry

SMBC participates in this ministry along with other member churches providing a gift of light Christmas bag to the inmates.  Click here for more information.  To make donations, please make checks to CoCiPM and mail to SMBC Prison Ministry, 920 E. 14th Street, Plano, TX 75074.

 

 Contact us for more information on opportunities to serve at prisonministry@smbcplano.org.