The Presbyterian Church of Ghana established a national Prison Ministry (PM) in 1993 and put in place a council of members from the Presbyterian Church, the Methodist Church, the Anglican Church, the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Ghana, the Accra Ridge Church and the Accra Baptist Association. The Ministry has become more ecumenical since then with deeper involvement and commitment of these and other churches, including Korle-Bu Community Chapel (KBCC), which joined the organization during the latter part of the 1990s.
The Mission of the PM “is to visit prisoners, help to provide spiritual and physical needs, rehabilitate them, restore their dignity and empower them to be productive”. The mission is in obedience to our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, based on Matthew 25:36, which reads “I was in prison and you came to visit me”.
Our vision for the prisoners “is to be free from the power of sin, to live in dignity and be productive”.
There are thirteen (13) church members from KBCC who are members of the PM. These members are included in weekly schedules that visit the Nsawam Prisons (Female, Male and condemned), Senior Correctional and James Camp Prison (both at Roman Ridge), for Church service on Sundays. Members preach the gospel of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ with the hope of salvation of the prisoners from their sins, sanctification and equipping them for every good work. Some visit the inmates for Bible study during the week. Members also join the other members of the PM to celebrate Christmas with the inmates every year on Christmas day.
The KBCC group is inviting church members to join the Prison Ministry, all are welcome.
— Professor Grace Parkins