We in the Our Search for God Jail Ministry believe that God has commanded us to be sensitive to those who are locked up behind bars (Matthew 25: 44-45). The congregation at Southside has been actively involved in teaching classes to women behind bars since February of 2003. We operate in the hope that these women are in a transition and recovery phase in their lives, and we believe that God has placed us at this location in inner city Fort Worth to touch the lives of those who struggle so they can find their way to God. We have found these classes to be full of souls seeking mercy and grace. Often, we are able to continue our support upon the inmate’s release from jail.
At the present time, we have ten ladies committed to sharing the good news of Jesus’ love to women starving for His Word. We teach in five of the eight women’s pods in Tarrant County Jail, and each inmate receives a Life Recovery Bible upon attending the class for the first time along with a packet of 41 lessons written by Chloe Carter and Tina Crouch, who also coordinates this ministry.