Lifeline Prison Ministry Inc. was founded in May 2003 by Larry Gudith, who was deeply moved by the Holy Spirit to create a prison ministry and serve God by reaching out to those incarcerated and their families.
Upon Larry's release from prison his passion to share the love, Peace and joy that a personal relationship with Jesus Christ can bring to the lives of inmates and their familes grew and grew.
Initially Larry began Lifeline Prison Ministry by writing letters to inmates. Larry never received mail while he was incarcerated and the pain, hurt and despair of not having contact from family and friends drove him to create a Correspondence Team that would bring the hope, encouragement and Christian love to those needing a friend while coping with incarceration.... Today the Correspondence Team writes over 4,000 inmates and their families, bringing the love and hope of Jesus Christ into their lives.
From it's very inception, the Lord opened doors and Lifeline Prison Ministry in conjuction with other ministries and churches have created a multitude of programs for the inmates and their families. From it's simply beginning in a lonely prison cell...Lifeline Prison Ministry now has over 1,078 volunteers statewide serving God and those incarcerated in an array of eleven (12) different programs.
Lifeline Prison Ministry Inc. is a 501-c3 corporation and a member of the International Network of Prison Ministries (INPM) and the American Corrections Assocation (ACA)... The Ministry has been honored in the United States Senate, by Senator's Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow, and in September 2011 by the 96th Michigan State Legislature by Govenor Rick Snyder, State Senator Mike Kowall and State Representative Lisa Brown for it's success in making a difference in the lives of those in-carcerated and their families.