About The Ministry

How P23 Began

“At 18, I was diagnosed with leukemia and given a short time to live. During my bone marrow transplant, my lungs collapsed, I was totally paralyzed, a blood clot nearly hit my heart, all my joints contracted and I was in a wheelchair for 8 years.


But the Lord spared my life. He called me to serve Him in 2005. And upon graduating ministry school, I began Psalm 23 Ministry over 10 years ago.” – Tom


Why I Do What I Do

I have a desire to share the good news with those behind bars.


I have not been locked up in a cell but I have been held captive as a prisoner in my own body. No matter how impossible a situation looks, there is nothing that the Lord can’t handle! If He can cure a life-threatening disease and cause me to walk and talk again, then He can take care of the situation you’re going through!


What P23 Does

Through the ministry the Lord has entrusted me with,  I go to the local jail in Bangor, weekly, for a Bible study. I also lead a weekly Bible study at the prison in Charleston. Then 3 days a week, I visit inmates one on one.


And God’s story in my life and Psalm 23 Ministry continues! So stay tuned for what the Lord’s going to do next! Please keep us in your prayers.

What others are saying

The character of Tom Shuford.


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.

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
Calvary Baptist Church – Lenoir, NC

Dr. Alan Carr

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.

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. Now my faith in my savior is so much stronger since Tom has conquered those odds!

Danny Funderburk
Danny Funderburk Ministries – Indian Trail, NC

Danny Funderburk

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.

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.

God has His hand upon them and truly ministers to others through their ministry. I am honored to recommend them.

Pastor Rusty Craig
FBC Ashland – Ashland, Alabama

Pastor Rusty Craig

“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!” Tom’s story speaks of one man’s faith in God, while the odds were greatly against him.”

Chaplain Danny Croce
New Hope Correctional Ministries  – Plymouth, MA

Chaplain Danny Croce

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!

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
One of the most respected men in gospel music !

Ed Hill

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
President of West Lenoir Baptist School of Ministry

Pastor James Lockee

“Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them.”Hebrews 13:3


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Psalm 23 Ministry

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    P.O. Box 1853
    Bangor Maine 04402
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