Prison Ministry2018-10-04T13:53:09-07:00

Pastor Jimi Merrell & Pastor Linda Lopes

Prison Ministry & Prison Ministry Director

‘I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’  – Matthew 25:36

About Prison Ministry

As believers in Christ, we are called to love and care for those that are marginalized, poor, destitute, and behind bars. God has placed a special call on Valley Christian Center to bring the message of Jesus to those that are incarcerated. The Valley Christian Prison Ministry currently serves 4 different facilities in many different capacities such as:

  • Leading small group bible studies
  • Leading monthly chapel programs
  • Facilitating Celebrate Recovery programs
  • Facilitating Cleansing Stream Seminar & Retreat
  • Teaching various spiritual and character growth classes
  • Engaging in one on one prayer counseling
  • Providing pen pals and prayer support
  • Serving the families of those incarcerated (Voice Outside the Walls)
  • Ongoing intercession for facility chaplains, workers, and inmates

Who Do We Serve

San Quentin State Prison

Location: San Quentin, CA
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Deuel Vocational Institute

Location: Tracy, CA
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Santa Rita Jail

Location: Dublin, CA
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Federal Correctional Institute

Location: Dublin, CA
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Getting Involved

Prison ministry meetings and training sessions are scheduled quarterly through the year on Sunday afternoons at Valley Christian Center. In addition, each facility has their own required training, which is in addition to that of Valley Christian Center. If you are interested in knowing more about serving those on the “inside,” or caring for those family members that are left on the “outside,” we can find a place for you on our team.


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