For most of his adult life, Darnell Ford was in and out of prison. The way he describes it, the only time he wasn’t being arrested was when he was already incarcerated. What changed? For Darnell, the answer is simple: “Through Christ, I learned I could make better decisions.” Today Darnell works for Men of [...]
In his 25 years working in the criminal justice system, Sheriff Daron Hall has learned why the prison recidivism rate remains so high: If no one is at the door to meet an inmate when they are released, no one should be surprised when they come back. But according to Sheriff Hall, Men of Valor [...]
Without mentors, many of the men at Men of Valor would likely not be where they are today. Through a mentoring relationship, men like Allan are learning what trust looks like. It doesn’t happen overnight, but as trust develops, the changes in a man’s life are profound. Here is Pete and Allan’s story.
To understand why we have the highest recidivism rate in the country is to understand that many former inmates are not able to find work, once released. To break this chain, it is imperative that the recently incarcerated receive the proper job training and skills to enter the workforce. Men of Valor is doing precisely [...]
Marcus Martin was once incarcerated. Today, he is an indispensable staff member of the Men of Valor Ministry and sharing the life-changing gospel of Jesus Christ with the incarcerated. For his commitment and service to the ministry for the past 12 years, Marcus was recently awarded the first ever Carl Carlson award; named after the [...]
God’s love is often shown best and most profoundly through His people. For Wyndell Voorhies, God’s unconditional love was revealed though Melvin Richardson, a Men of Valor mentor. As Wyndell describes it, "the love Melvin showed me, helped me learn what I needed to be doing.” Today, Wyndell is out of prison, is a disciple [...]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 12, 2016 Brentwood, Tennessee – Hundreds of local supporters, volunteers and community leaders gathered at the Brentwood Baptist Church in Brentwood, Tennessee to celebrate Men of Valor, a local prison ministry that has been serving the local community for over two decades. Among those in attendance included members of the clergy, [...]