The two major thrusts of Abe Brown Ministries, Inc. consist of activities within penal institutions,
Inside the Walls, and preventive outreach activities,
Walls. The elements of each are
INSIDE THE WALLS
Crusades and Chapel Services
A regular contingent of choir members, counselors, and persons giving
testimonies (usually ex-offenders) is maintained for this program. These
services are conducted bi-weekly on Saturdays and are carried out much like a
traditional church service inclusive of music ministry, special music,
presentation of the Gospel and Invitation to Christ. Follow-up is made
through written communication each week for five weeks to those making a
first-time profession of faith. Florida Department of Corrections Chaplaincy
Services, at the respective institution, facilitates the on-going
Local churches unite with the Ministry to financially sponsor crusades and
This provides tangible opportunities for the local faith based community to
become involved in much needed prison outreach.
n additional opportunity to open the prison doors for
more prisons, counselors and participants, along with Abe
Brown Ministries, to serve the inmates.
Family preservation is a must for rehabilitation. The Ministry provides transportation to correctional facilities on the 1st,
2nd, and 3rd Saturdays of each month, as well as 4th and 5th Saturdays every
quarter. Visitation is from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Ministry takes clients to the prison and picks them up for return. This is open to all interested persons. The charge is a nominal $25.00
(short trips) or $50.00 (long trips) roundtrip donation. Lack of funds will
not interfere with visiting.
Family Trip Calendar-Click)
OUTSIDE THE WALLS
Transitional Living Program
While ministering inside the walls, rapport is developed between individual counselors and
the inmates. The counselors become the key to successful re-entry for that
The Transitional Living Program (TLP) of Abe Brown Ministries is a 12-month
program established to provide the ex-offender with a safe residence, afford
him the opportunity to attain employment, assist him in re-acclimating to
society, and disciple him in living accountably and productively in the
mainstream of life.
Abe Brown Ministries realizes that you
can't motivate non-motivated people. However, we believe the Ministry
can create an environment where ex-offenders who are motivated and committed
to changing their lives can do so.
Abe Brown Ministries seeks to build upon and enhance the motivations of
ex-offenders accepted into the program based upon its commitment to changing
lives and communities, one person at a time.
(Click to download TLP Application)
(Click to download TLP Covenant)
A community Bible Study has been conducted every week on Tuesday for over 30
years. This study allows those re-entering society to study along with
the community as they reintegrate.
Youth are ministered to at the W.T. Edwards Detention
Center, Orient Road Jail and Falkenburg Road Jail facilities.
Outside the Walls, youth are encouraged to participate on Mondays, bi-weekly
in REAL (Raw Education About Life) Sessions that are hosted at Abe Brown
Ministries in collaboration with Tampa for Christ Church.
Abe Brown Ministries, Inc. operates a food bank that is staffed strictly by volunteers; Bible Study is held prior to distribution of the food. Recipients are pre-qualified through both Abe Brown Ministries’ criteria and USDA Standards.
Food is distributed the last two Fridays of each month with special
distributions for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
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