King of Glory has a once-a-month 2-hour ministry at the Swannanoa Correctional Center for Women (SCCW). This is a minimum security facility with a capacity of 366 inmates. We typically have about a third of the entire prison population attending our monthly religious services there.
Ministry time at the prison is the first Friday evening of every month from 6:30-8:30pm.
The ministry time typically includes praise and worship, preaching and personal prayer for each individual inmate in attendance. More and more inmates are attending our monthly meeting, and many lives are being profoundly impacted by the power of God. Broken and hurting people are being saved, healed and delivered. Jesus is alive and is working miracles through this ministry, deeply impacting the lives of the inmates and their families back home.
We have a team of very mature, stable, safe, gentle and loving people who are dedicated to seeing the Kingdom of God invade the lives of these inmates and their families, and seeing the cycle of self-destructive behaviors come to an end. We want every one of these precious inmates to see themselves the beautiful and wonderful way that their Father in heaven sees them while living fruitful, fulfilling and wholesome lives – never ashamed and always loving and obeying Jesus in complete surrender to Him.
Female ministers may also be certified to bring inmates to church on Sunday or take them shopping or other public places. Both male and female ministers are invited and welcome to join us for the once-a-month Friday night programs.
In addition to the prison, our Prison Ministry also does an outreach almost every Saturday evening at the Black Mountain Substance Abuse Treatment Center for Women (BMSATCW) – which we lovingly call "the rehab". This facility has a capacity of 60 residents. We typically have 25 to 35 residents in each of our Saturday evening religious services.
Christmas is an especially dark and lonely time for women who are incarcerated and separated from their children. King of Glory’s prison ministry is a bright light of God’s love and joy in the prison and the rehab every Christmas. We do a special program, serve refreshments and give every lady in both facilities a "LOVE BAG".
Every year we raise $6000 to pay for the "LOVE BAG" contents and refreshments to serve at both facilities. 344 "LOVE BAGS" are distributed at the prison, and 60 "LOVE BAGS" are given at the rehab. If you would like to donate, you can give via PayPal or make checks out to "King of Glory" and write "Prison Christmas" in the memo. Giving is in addition to your normal tithe.