The question of when we will be gathering together again has been the subject of much prayer and discussion by our church’s leadership. We are asking God for wisdom as we attempt to follow the guidelines of New York State and New York City regarding the timing for reopening our church campus. At the same time, we are making plans and putting protocols in place to ensure your safety and well-being when we are able to meet again. Stay tuned for updates as more information becomes available.  

In the meantime, we hope that you will continue to join us for Tuesday Prayer Onlinebeginning at 7pm; Sunday Worship Online, beginning at 9am; and weekday Devotions Onlinebeginning at 10am. We also invite you to check the Churchwide Announcements on our home page to learn about additional online events for each member of your family.

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Who Are We?

The Prison Ministry's mission is to reach out to men, women and youth who are behind prison walls as well as to their families. We minister through visitation, prayer, songs, testimony and the Word of God. We believe that God can change lives through the love we share with each person behind prison walls.

Eligibility to Volunteer

In order to serve in this ministry, you must be a member of the Brooklyn Tabernacle or in the process of becoming a member. You must also complete the ministry training sessions and have a burden to minister to those in prison and their families.

Activities & Functions

  • Praying for the salvation of inmates and their families.
  • Visiting the prisons and participating in the services in the prison chapels.
  • Sending of correspondence, bibles, books, and birthday cards to inmates.
  • Participating in Christmas gift presentation programs and other functions for the families.
  • Being a mentor for newly released inmates.

Frequency of Service

All Prison Ministry volunteers are asked to make a one-year commitment to the ministry.

Length of Commitment

All Prison Ministry volunteers are asked to make a one-year commitment to the ministry.

Special Requirements

The Prison Ministry worker must be able to follow instructions from the group leaders as well as Chaplains, and Department of Corrections Staff. All workers must obtain proper identifications to enter the prisons. All workers who have been incarcerated must have release dates at least one year for city jails, and two years for state facilities. Workers must be willing to meet in the mornings or evenings at pick-up sites to enter the prisons. All workers entering the prisons must abide by the prison ministry's dress code.

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