Pastor John Spurgeon

I am a sinner saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. As a believer, my spiritual bonds of death are broken. God has called New Vision to see the spiritual and physical bonds in our prison systems broken as well! His dynamic vision and commitment to prison ministry has reduced recidivism at the Rutherford County Workhouse and the Detention Center, and the lives of many incarcerated men and women as well as prison staff have been radically transformed by the Gospel.

Ministry Programs

These ministries are primarily geared toward meeting the spiritual needs of inmates through Bible study, worship, and discipleship. One-on-one mentoring, Celebrate Recovery and financial planning classes also help prepare inmates for the future.

These ministries provide opportunities for individuals to commit to serve in a more in-depth, personal way.

LOVE IN ACTION
Inmates meet one-on-one with a mentor for guidance, encouragement and support.
Love In Action Ministry Details

BIBLE STUDY
Inmates dig into the Word and enjoy community with other believers.

CHOIR / DRAMA TEAM
Inmates express themselves through the arts.

DISCIPLESHIP
In-depth discipleship helps inmates learn to study and apply God’s Word to their lives. 

CELEBRATE RECOVERY INSIDE
Inmates learn to cope with their hurts, habits and hang-ups.

FAMILY & FINANCIAL PLANNING
Inmates learn to manage a budget giving hope for a financially secure future.

ONLINE CHURCH SERVICES
Inmates experience fellowship by connecting with local churches through online worship. Upon their release, they are already connected to a church and ready to join a small group for continued Bible study!


For more information about how to volunteer in these areas, email Andrea Lee.
Volunteer Application

Mark Your Calendar!

These special events are designed to help keep families connected during times when separation is more difficult.
They also provide unique one-time opportunities for individuals, families, and small groups to serve our community.

Easter Service  | April 8
Spring to Life  | April 29
Mother's Day | May 13
Father's Day | June 17
Redeemed For Life | September 16
Operation Bless A Child | December 16

Calendar details

MEET OUR STAFF: Prison Ministry Team

John Spurgeon

Prison Ministry Pastor

Andrea Lee

Prison Ministry Assistant