Psalm 23 Jail & Prison Ministry

Psalm 23 Jail & Prison Ministry

A Ministry of Hope to those walking Through a Valley!

“I was in prison, and you came unto me . . .”

“I was in prison, and you came unto me . . .”

Matthew 25:36 – Psalm 23 Jail & Prison Ministry

“They laid hands on the apostles and put them in a public jail.”

“They laid hands on the apostles and put them in a public jail.”

Acts 5:18 – Psalm 23 Jail & Prison Ministry

“Now when John, while imprisoned, heard of the works of Christ.”

“Now when John, while imprisoned, heard of the works of Christ.”

Matthew 11:2 – Psalm 23 Jail & Prison Ministry

“The ministry shares the good news of Jesus Christ with those behind bars. I created this site so I could ask people to pray for me and the ministry. Please pray that God continues to bless and open doors for Psalm 23 Jail and Prison Ministry.  Follow the blog if you would like to keep up with what’s going on.

God Bless, Pastor Tom”

P23 Blog

A Number With a Name

The numbers of the people who do not have access to the Gospel often do not move us. Their numbers

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A Number With a Name

Take care of yourself

I'm sick with bronchitis, a fever, not breathing well, and my dialysis site is infected. I really am sorry I

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Take care of yourself

Proverbs 3:5, 6

He Guides Our Life Through Trials
Last night's prison Bible study went very well. Many of the guys wanted to know

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Proverbs 3:5, 6

Let There Be Light

I Saw The Light
Yesterday, I saw the movie "Let There Be Light". It had a wonderful message! The light shines

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Let There Be Light

Benham Brothers

Be A Light By Being Courageous
I heard the Benham Brothers tonight and they had a lot of great things to say.

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Benham Brothers

A True Friend

A True Friend, Really?
At the jail Bible study tonight, I got to see some inmates that have become good friends.

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A True Friend

Inmate Behind His Own Bars

Inmate Needs Our Prayers
My prison Bible study keeps getting better and better! It's always great when God shows up! My

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Inmate Behind His Own Bars

Texas Church Shootings

Prayers for those in Texas Church Shooting
I'm praying for all those affected in the Texas church shooting seems like there

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Texas Church Shootings

Las Vegas Shooting

What's in Vegas didn't stay in Vegas
Had a great jail Bible study tonight! Talked about the Las Vegas shooting and

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Las Vegas Shooting

The Grace Card

God Gives Grace
Last night, I showed the first movie at my prison Bible study. I plan to have Christian movie

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The Grace Card

The Guys are Awesome!

Prison Bible Study
The Lord has blessed me by allowing me to have a Bible study at the prison! The guys

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The Guys are Awesome!

A New Knuckle

It's been a year since my knuckle filled up with fluid then burst. Many months passed and it wouldn't heal.

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A New Knuckle

That’s Why I Do What I Do

Met a new guy tonight. He said I haven't trusted Jesus as my personal savior yet but I'm very interested.

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That’s Why I Do What I Do

A Prayer and a Praise!

I want to thank the Lord for the blessing He allowed me at my Prison Bible study! When I go

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A Prayer and a Praise!

Great to see the guys!

It was good to see the guys at my prison bible study last night after being away two weeks on

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Great to see the guys!

We Made It Back

My wife, Terry, and I made it back to Maine. It will be good to see the guys in jail

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We Made It Back

Live Life Abundantly!

If all the Lord Jesus ever did for us was die on the cross for all our sins and then

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Live Life Abundantly!

Good News!

The Good News of Jesus!

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Good News!

Isaiah 42:7

"To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out

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Isaiah 42:7

TEN WAYS PRISON / JAIL MINISTRY PROMOTES CHURCH GROWTH

This is a great article of ideas for those interested in spiritual and church growth
personally or for a Sunday School.

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TEN WAYS PRISON / JAIL MINISTRY PROMOTES CHURCH GROWTH

Isaiah 42:7

"To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out

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Isaiah 42:7

What’s the Difference?

What’s The Difference Between “Jail Ministry” and “Prison Ministry”?

Most people do not differentiate between the two.

Prisons are State or Federally

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What’s the Difference?

Bible Study

Looking forward to the Bible study this evening at the prison! "God is good, ALL the time! - Tom

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Bible Study

Isaiah 61:1

The Spirit of the Lord GOD [is] upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings

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Isaiah 61:1

Beautiful Day

"What a beautiful day for the Lord to come again!" - Tom Shuford

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Beautiful Day

Please Pray

Please pray for me friends, I devote 3 days of each week to one on one visits with inmates. This

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Please Pray

The Mansion

In Bangor, Maine, we have a downtown ministry called The Mansion Church ( www.themansionchurch.org ). The chaplain of our local

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The Mansion

A Song to Remember

As I was listening to this song​ the other day, I remembered singing it when I was 14. I thought

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A Song to Remember

Best Prison Bible study!

Just finished the best prison Bible study I've ever had! While I'm driving back home, I was reflecting, the guys

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Best Prison Bible study!

A Light in the Darkness

I'll share a beautiful poem that an inmate wrote from prison.

A LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS

With strength and endurance, I run

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A Light in the Darkness

Great News!

Heard some Great News this week! For the past 4 years, I've built a Christian relationship with an inmate. Although

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Great News!

Hebrews 13:3

Remember the prisoners as if chained with them—those who are mistreated—since you yourselves are in the body also.
Hebrews 13:3

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Hebrews 13:3

Very Responsive!

Chaplain Terry Dinkins asked me to fill-in for a Sunday service at Penobscot County Jail yesterday. I just want to

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Very Responsive!

Inspiration

Pastor Sonny Thomas wrote the words below. They inspired me and I pray they do the same for you!

It's "Memorial

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Inspiration

Thanks PCJ staff!

Good visits with two inmates tonight! Have another tomorrow. I pray it is a good visit as well. Thank you

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Thanks PCJ staff!

Bible study tonight

Please pray for the prison Bible study tonight. Pray that God will speak to each inmate and minister to them!

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Bible study tonight

Prison Bible study

Please pray for the prison Bible study tonight. Pray that God will speak to each inmate and minister to them!

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Prison Bible study

Thanks CFPM!

When I returned home from the jail this morning, I had a big box waiting for me. It contained 5

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Thanks CFPM!

A Divine Visit

I've been visiting a specific inmate over the last three or four years. Almost every time he comes in, he

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A Divine Visit

Prayers

Please keep Psalm 23 Ministry in your prayers!

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Prayers

Meet Mascot Shiloh!

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Meet Mascot Shiloh!

Jails I’ve Visited

Visit the pictures below . . .

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Jails I’ve Visited

Thank you God!

I thank God for using me! This Mon. I have my weekly prison bible study and next Wed. I've been

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Thank you God!

About P23

Testimonials

that speak to the character of Tom Shuford

A Must Hear!

If you have never heard the life changing testimony of Tom, then you have missed out on one of life's great blessings.
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Hearing about the miraculous touch of God on Tom's life will change YOUR life forever!

Mark Trammell

Despite His Circumstances . . .

I met Tom about 35 years ago during his first recording session. Several years later, he was confined to a wheel chair and faced a fatal disease. Despite the circumstances, he was still a cheerful young man. It's wonderful to know he's now up walking around and spreading the news about his miraculous healing.
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Keep Smiling !

Jeff Easter

"He's Qualified!"

I want to take this opportunity to recommend Brother Tom Shuford and the ministry the Lord has intrusted to him. I came to know Brother Tom when he enrolled at West Lenoir Baptist School of Ministry. The physical suffering Brother Shuford has gone through qualifies him for this ministry.

Pastor James Lockee

"Tom's A Winner!"

I've known Tom for many years. I've watched him battle many obstacles in his life but his deep faith in God has made him a winner!
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His testimony of these battles will bless, inspire and lift others to new heights. He has taken his trials and turned them into victory. Tom Shuford is a winner!

Ed Hill

"Great Testimony of God's Love!"

I would like to recommend to you the ministry of Tom Shuford. I have witnessed the healing work of God in his life as he battled leukemia. He has a great testimony of God's love and faithfulness during times of difficulty that will encourage many hearts.
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I have also been blessed to witness God provide Tom a precious wife, Terry. God is using them in a special way to minister to other parts of the body of Christ.
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God has His hand upon them and truly ministers to others through their ministry. I am honored to recommend them.

Pastor Rusty Craig

"We've got to have him back!"

After hearing Tom share his testimony in the chapel, at Plymouth County Correctional Facility, the inmates and myself all agreed, "We got to have him back!"
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Tom's story speaks of one man's faith in God, while the odds were greatly against him.

Chaplain Danny Croce

"He Has A Desire!"

As I was beginning my fulltime career with the Cathedral Quartet, I met a young man that was faced with a world of opposition. Crippled and confined to a wheelchair that was supposed to contain him for the rest of his life with seemingly no hope in sight. One would think that his life would be over, but not in Tom's case. Never have I met anyone as strong as Tom, with such a desire to live a full life. Tom truly knew where his strength arose.
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The message that Tom shares will make one realize that faith in a living God can bring miracles in your life. Tom always told me that he would walk again. I must be honest, when I saw him for the first time, I couldn't ever see him coming out of a wheelchair.
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Now my faith in my savior is so much stronger since Tom has conquered those odds!

Danny Funderburk

"A Genuine Believer!"

Tom Shuford is a genuine believer. He loves His Lord. Beyond that, he has a wonderful testimony of God’s grace in his life. The story of how God saved him, brought him through a time of serious illness, and of how God has greatly blessed and used him since that time is a life-changing testimony to the grace, power and glory of God.
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Our church has been supporting this ministry for several years, and we are thankful to be a part of what the Lord is doing through Tom.
To know Tom is to experience the power of the Lord’s life-altering touch. The lessons from Tom’s life, and of the grace of God at work in his life, are blessings you do not want to miss.

Dr. Alan Carr

New England Correctional Facilities

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"Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them" - Hebrews 13:3