Central has an active prison ministry for both men and women. Both groups do ministry in various private prisons in Arizona (CCA), or visitation to several jails in Phoenix.
Find out if this is your niche! Visit an incarcerated person with one of our experienced team members.
Meet Our Prison Ministry Leaders
Ken Perduyn leads the men’s team and is a chaplain under the covering of Central. He visits inmates in Phoenix jails and throughout many of the private prisons in Arizona. Requests often come to Ken from members of the church asking that he visit their loved one in jail or prison. Ken is also involved in Kairos Inside ministry. Twice a year Kairos does a weekend seminar for the inmates at various prisons. A team of people go in and share God’s love for the incarcerated and it becomes a time for healing of the soul for these men. If anyone is interested in trying out prison ministry Ken is always willing to take a person in on a visitor’s pass to see if jail/prison ministry is a good fit for them.
Serving in Central's Prison Ministry:
- Men’s prison ministry – visitation to the incarcerated in Eloy
- Women’s prison – weekly Saturday Bible study in Florence
- Jail ministry – visitation to either gender in Phoenix
- Monthly Prison Newsletter - Join our editing team. Meets one time per month.
- Help in the Local Outreach office answering mail from the inmates and other prison/jail related correspondence.