Founded in September of 1999, by Kevin and Shawna Coffman, inspired by God’s word, Matthew 25:35-37, Saved by Grace News, Inc. prison newsletter ministry is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. SBGN has no doctrinal statement other than the Bible. Saved by Grace Ministry leadership believes that the Scriptures are inerrant and they follow its directions to fulfill the Great Commission and the Lord’s command to remember those in prison. Staffed by several volunteer families from different churches, Saved by Grace is dedicated to the task of sharing Jesus with inmates across the country. Saved by Grace receives no support from foundations or grants, but depends on the Lord and individuals to provide for the growing expenses to support the outreach of this ministry.
Where it all started…
The leadership of this ministry believes that the Scriptures are inerrant and they follow its directions to fulfill the Great Commission and the Lord’s command to remember those in prison. SBGN is staffed by several volunteer families, from different churches who are dedicated to the task of sharing Jesus with inmates across the country. The ministry currently receives no support from foundations or grants, but simply depends on the Lord and individuals to provide for the growing expenses to support the outreach of this ministry.
The ministry began as a result of Kevin’s experience as a Bible study teacher in the Cass County Jail through the ministry of the Gideons International. Kevin observed that inmates had a great need for reading material and Christian encouragement. He also observed that the testimonies of Christian inmates had a positive impact on other inmates. The Lord impressed upon Kevin and Shawna the need for an interactive newsletter that would permit Christian inmates with a platform to witness to and encourage other inmates. The newsletter started with just 60 first edition newsletters distributed to the Case Country Jail in Harrisonville, Missouri. From the start, until April 2001, the newsletter were mailed twice a month.
Saved by Grace NEWS is now a quarterly publication sent via USPS Media Mail, to facility Chaplains and prison ministries across America for distribution to the incarcerated.
We want to reach more inmates and keep more families together…
Saved by Grace NEWS prison ministry is a quarterly publication. We are praying for an additional 160 monthly, tax-deductible, donations of $25.00 each, as each issue costs $16,000.00 to print and mail. This will help achieve our goal of reaching more chaplains, inmates, spread the word of Jesus, and help keep families together.
100% of all donations are used for printing and postage expenses.
- Involve more churches and individuals to partner in support of the ministry.
- Engage Solicit additional prayer partners and correspondence ministers.
- Believe the Lord will open the door to distribute the newsletter to every prison in America.
- Fulfill the need for a Spanish version of each publication.
You can help too...
Help us on our mission to reach more inmates by giving or volunteering. We want to reunite families, build safer communities, and spread the word of the Jesus, one prison at a time.
73% of Chaplains say they consider access to religion-related programs in prison to be “absolutely critical” to successful rehabilitation of inmates