Prison Ministry



Transformed By God

Adventist Prison Ministries (APM) Washington coordinates the volunteers reaching out to those affected by incarceration throughout western Washington.

God is using Prison Ministries, to renew hope and transform lives.

Listen to Connie's story about how God gave her a new perspective!

Connie's Story


Ministry teams (supported by many local churches) offer Bible study and worship services within the major prisons and jails in western Washington.

Transitional Housing

Progress is continuing to open HOPE House, the first transitional house in the Washington Conference. Located in Tacoma, HOPE House will serve 6 men while they transition back to society from incarceration. Show your support for HOPE House by giving today.

 Show your support for HOPE House by giving today.

Track HOPE House Developments!

How To Volunteer

Volunteers Welcome

Visit a prison or jail to offer worship services and Bible studies, become a Pen Pal, or support returning citizens transition from prison to society. All Prison Ministry volunteers must be Adventist members in good standing and recommended by their local church board. Following is the process to become a new Prison Ministry Volunteer. Submit an interest form (below?) and you’ll be contacted to advise you of your next step.

Volunteer with Prison Ministry

Become a new APMF volunteer:

  1. Attend the volunteer orientation

  2. Submit the volunteer application

  3. Visit a prison as a one-time guest

  4. Sign the Volunteer Code of Conduct

  5. Receive volunteer status approval from APMF with placement at an institution

  6. Volunteer approval and orientation with the institution

  7. Receive badge as a regular volunteer from the institution and APMF

Continuing Volunteers

APMF volunteers stay safe and ready for ministry, through continuing education opportunities.  All volunteers will do one of the following options each year:

a. Attend one or more hours of training offered by APMF

b. Attend the NW Prison Ministry Convention (offered every 3 years)

c. Attend one or more hours of other educational forums as approved by the APMF Coordinator.

Adventist Prison Ministry Fellowship

The fellowship is comprised of all Washington Conference Prison Ministry volunteers. The Fellowship meets twice a year for information, inspiration, coordination and fellowship. All active or interested Prison Ministries volunteers are encouraged to attend.

Prison Ministry Activity Report Form

Schedule a Prison Ministry Sabbath

Churches are welcome to host a Prison Ministry emphasis Sabbath throughout the year. A typical Sabbath includes a Prison Ministry volunteer offering the sermon and testimonies offered by former inmates who found Jesus through Adventist Prison Ministry and the volunteer orientation in the afternoon. However, the program can be tailored to your church’s interests.

Schedule a Prison Ministry Sabbath!


Talk with Prison Ministry!

Get Connected!



Colette Newer

Outreach Ministries Director

253-681-6008, ext. 76135


Floyd Marshall

Conference Coordinator




Charlie Williamson







Janeen Babas

Vice President


Shirley Marshall






Daniel Houser