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Father’s Day at Valor Ridge: Redemption and Hope in the Risen Christ

The book of Hebrews asks us: What son is not disciplined by his father?  Tyler Bevins, Property Minister at Men of Valor, knows about this first-hand. Despite being raised in a loving two parent household, Tyler eventually turned to opioids while in High School. From that point on, Tyler’s life quickly spiraled out of control. [...]

Father’s Day at Valor Ridge: Redemption and Hope in the Risen Christ2022-06-23T13:45:19-05:00

Rudy Kalis strengthens his own faith through prayers with prisoners

There’s hardly any small talk in this circle. Rudy Kalis, New King James Bible in his hands, leans forward as 17 men in prison-issued light blue denim shirts and dark denim pants listen intently. “Does prayer change things?” Kalis asks. “How long do you keep praying when you don’t get them answered?” It’s Tuesday night Bible study [...]

Rudy Kalis strengthens his own faith through prayers with prisoners2022-06-22T16:17:20-05:00

FERRIER FILES: Sermons and songwriters, a prison ministry like no other

It's rare, perhaps something that never happens anywhere else in Tennessee, except for the Davidson County Jail. Musicians travel to prison to sing to inmates about their own lives. “Not every guy in prison wants it. Some guys just want to do it again, but many of these guys are broken and tired and desperate [...]

FERRIER FILES: Sermons and songwriters, a prison ministry like no other2022-06-22T16:17:25-05:00

Tackling Tennessee’s recidivism rate

Raul Lopez, Executive DirectorMen of Valor America is faced with a growing moral and public safety crisis. Nationally more than two-thirds of all formerly incarcerated men are arrested again within three years after being released. The number jumps to more than 76 percent within five years of release. And while our re-arrest and [...]

Tackling Tennessee’s recidivism rate2022-06-22T16:17:55-05:00

PRESS RELEASE: Men of Valor Celebrates 20 Years with Local Community

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, [...]

PRESS RELEASE: Men of Valor Celebrates 20 Years with Local Community2022-06-22T16:18:59-05:00

MEN OF VALOR – TENNESSEE PRISON MINISTRY WORKS TO CUT RECIDIVISM

Sitting on the chairs of a semi-circle is a copy of Christian author Chip Ingram’s book, “True Spirituality.” Men are about to start taking their seats to begin discussing this book that considers what it means to be a Christian. It’s a scene that could take place in any church or bible study around the [...]

MEN OF VALOR – TENNESSEE PRISON MINISTRY WORKS TO CUT RECIDIVISM2022-06-22T16:18:56-05:00

Leap of Faith: This Christian Inmate Rehab Program Boasts a Recidivism Rate of Only 10 Percent

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Ron Vaselech estimates he has spent close to 30 years in prisons across the United States. Time has taken its toll on the kind, soft-spoken man who is originally from Ohio. He wears oversized, Coke-bottle eyeglasses and a sleeveless shirt, exposing weathered tattoos. He looks older his 56 years. “I stole things, and I [...]

Leap of Faith: This Christian Inmate Rehab Program Boasts a Recidivism Rate of Only 10 Percent2022-06-22T16:18:53-05:00