Prison Ministry


Since its foundation in 1928, Emmanuel Press has placed gospel Tracts and Discipleship material into prisons. In 2003 Emmanuel Press was invited by the South African Correctional Services to place as much Christian material as possible into the 245 prisons in the Country.


Today Emmanuel Press sends Lessons to prisons in Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and Lesotho. Wardens have noticed the improvement in the behavior and attitudes in the inmates who are enrolled in our studies. There are over 20,000 inmates in prisons in sub Saharan Africa who are either taking, or have taken one of our Bible Courses. Many thousands more inmates have completed their studies in the past 5 years.


We regularly receive letters from inmates expressing their gratitude and joy for the peace and forgiveness they have found in Christ. Prisons in Africa are overcrowded, violent and unsanitary; places of hopelessness and despair. Jesus Christ makes such a difference in these lives!


The majority of the prisons in sub Saharan Africa are open to the Gospel; Emmanuel Press is always looking for individuals or churches who would like to adopt the prison in their community. If you are interested in facilitating this important outreach, please contact us and we will provide you with more information.


Inmates at a ladies prison in Mozambique working on their Discipleship Lessons which are brought to them regularly by an American missionary

Our vision is that we reach as many as possible behind bars, lead them to salvation and disciple them to become mature believers so that on their eventual release, they will be ready and prepared to take their place back in society.

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