Ministry with prison inmates
  2000 to 2017


From 2000 to 2006 I sat aside Saturday mornings to help lead a small group of San Quentin inmates in a Bible Study. I viewed myself as a helper to Craig Singleton.

In 2007 I began teaching seminary classes for Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary. I was the original intructor in SQ, teaching NT Greek to 3 students. Since that time I've taught New Testament, Preaching, Pastoral Care, Christian Ethics, Baptist Polity and a few others I forget. Usually there are between 6 and 16 inmates in attendance for the 3-hour class. There is a racial mix. There is a mix of short timers, who are due for release in the coming year, and long-timers, and lifers. In June of 2013, a graduation of GGBTS SQ students was featured in the Marin IJ. These are pictures and an article. It's about the only time photographs are allowed:

In 2004 I wrote one article for the Korean Times about this prison experience.   .

This is a certificate of appreciation I collected along the way.  

This is a course schedule from 2013.  

And this is a short story (fictional) about a San Quentin experience.  

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GGBTS left Mill Valley in 2015, and the program deteriorated.
I slowly faded away and did not renew my Brown Card in June 2018.

When I was active, I prayed for these guys every time slide 13 came up.