This ministry that takes place in the Nisqually Correctional Center gives us the opportunity to share the good news of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ with those men and women who are incarcerated there. Some are eagerly awaiting their court hearings, some are there for Department of Corrections violations, and others have already been sentenced and are serving out their time. The one thing most have in common is that they are alcohol or drug abusers and do not have control of their lives.

So how can we enter into this jail and proclaim freedom to the men and women who are behind bars? How do we show love to those that are feeling abandoned and betrayed? Romans 10:14 says, “How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in Him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching?”

We believe that those who come to hear our message of the cross at our church service have been called by God to hear it. We are like the Sower (Mark 4:3-20) when we present the Gospel. We answer their questions for we are heralds of God’s word and we challenge and encourage them to do as the Bereans did (Acts 17:10-12).

We share with these men and women that they can surrender their lives to something bigger than themselves and discover ultimate freedom by being born again and believing in Jesus Christ. To, “…look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, the things that are unseen are eternal.” (2 Corinthians 4:18)

We encourage these inmates to, “Flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.” (2 Timothy 2:22)

This is the mission and message of the jail ministry; to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Always remembering; “but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect." (1 Peter 3:15)

For more information about how you can get involved in this ministry, please send us an e-mail by clicking HERE or give us a call. We would love to see more men and women serving in this ministry and sharing the good news of Jesus Christ to these inmates.


Jail Ministry Team
mckennacommunitychurch@gmail.com  |  360-458-5300