Redemption Prison Ministry, originally known as Cornerstone Bible Institute, began in 1996 in southern Ontario, by a few dedicated people with a vision for serving those who are incarcerated. Our Bible correspondence program was launched and inmates across Canada began to sign up and complete the correspondence courses.
By 2001 our prison ministry continued to grow and expand across Canada. This required larger facilities and we were blessed with the opportunity to purchase a building in Cambridge. This met our national head-office space requirements and provided space for a Thrift Store.
It soon became evident it would be a blessing for some of our Bible correspondence students, soon to be released from prison, to participate in a Reintegration program. In 2004, our Reintegration program launched to meet this new ministry opportunity.
As this prison ministry has continued to grow and expand in 2011 a satellite office was set up in Kingston, Ontario. This enables us to provide better opportunities to walk alongside those we serve through this prison ministry.
Redemption Prison Ministry’s Board of Directors and staff pray that the Lord would continue to use Redemption Prison Ministry for the temporal and eternal blessing of incarcerated Canadians.
Its purpose is to work for meaningful and lasting change in the hearts and lives of men and women in Canadian prisons through the study of the Bible and its life changing message of Jesus and his love. There are two prison pastors, Rev. Rudy DeVries for the eastern provinces, and Rev. Marty Slingerland for the western provinces.
To learn more please visit the Redemption Prison Minstiry website