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Ministry History

Founder: Larry Gudith

In a lonely prison cell in May 2003, Larry Gudith was deeply moved by the Holy Spirit and created Lifeline Prison Ministry to serve God by reaching out to those incarcerated and their families.

Upon Larry's release from being incarcerated, his passion to share the love, peace and joy that a personal relationship with Jesus Christ can bring into the lives of the inmates and their families grew and grew.

The Lord opened many doors and Lifeline Prison Ministry in conjunction with other ministries and churches have created a multitude of programs for the inmates and their families........ From it's simply beginning Lifeline has flourished and today has over 4,300 dedicated volunteers statewide serving God in one or more of the twenty (20) programs the Ministry provides for the incarcerated and their families

Lifeline Prison Ministry is now the largest Prison Ministry for any state in the United States and was selected in 2016 "The National Prison Volunteer Organization of The Year", by the United States Department of Justice and  the United States Attorney General Loretta Lynch..In May of 2015 Larry was selected and honored as the recipient  of the prestigious  National Jeremiah 29:11  Dedication to Humanity Award.

In September of 2012, Lifeline Prison Ministry was honored by the United States Senate, by Senators Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow "For Outstanding Service To Mankind" and in March of 2011, Lifeline was honored by the 96th Michigan Legislature and Governor Rick Snyder for " Outstanding Achievement Impacting Our Communities."

Larry, is a Senior Chaplain with the International Fellowship of Chaplains (IFOC), A Certified Addiction Recovery Coach, President of the South-Central Oakland County 'Families Against Narcotics" (FAN) Organization and Board Member of the Michigan Department of Corrections Oakland County Re-Entry Committee.


Lifeline Prison Ministry is a Member Of:

international network of prison ministries (INPM)

American correctional Association (ACA)