Prisoners of Christ Ministry
Prisoners of Christ (POC) Ministry provides a faith-based program of re-entry services designed to assist men coming out of prison through the transition back to civilian life.
When a man decides he’s ready to change and asks for help, a member of POC staff meets him at the Jacksonville bus station on the day of his release from prison. He’s brought to one of POC’s transition houses, where he’ll reside in a comfortable residential home, surrounded by other men who are eager to give him their support.
He resides there for up to 10 weeks, and it is the base of operation from which most re-entry services are provided, including clothing, food, personal hygiene items, transportation to and from required reporting and appointments, 12-step recovery meetings, counseling, providing for medical needs, finding a church home, assistance in securing meaningful employment, financial responsibility, independent living skills, and anything else necessary to get a man back on his feet.
A POC staff member resident leader resides in each transition house and provides guidance and direction for the men in their new outlook on life — a feeling of dignity and self-respect. And through it all, they continue to pray for him and with him, showing him the awesome power of faith and God’s lo