A prison ministry across the U.S.A is seeing inmate revival happening.
God Behind Bars leads praise and worship times for prisoners across America. The ministry was started in 2009 by Jake Bodine who held the first worship time at a prison in Nevada.
"So often we as the church are great at feeding the hungry, or clothing the naked, or even caring for the sick," says Bodine in a YouTube video. "But we overlook an entire people group that Jesus felt were so important that He says that we could not possibly follow Him if we forgot this people group."
After the first worship event in Nevada, Bodine shares the inmates began to "pour into the room," then started to sing and dance with the love of God in their hearts.
"Our team began to dream, what if we were able to reproduce this in 5,000 prisons around the world?"
God Behind Bars has grown exponentially over the past decade.
"We were able to launch in prisons in Alaska, Colorado, Florida, and Texas," Bodine stated. "Wardens began to tell us that the culture in the prison is changing every single day, that the men and women in the prison are improving their outlook on self-worth. We're watching inmates and families be restored for the very first time."
He says the inmates commented on, how for that one hour, they completely forgot they were in prison.
Recently in Denver, a group of 265 women gave their lives to Christ during a service and were baptized right after.
"I felt surrounded by family and that's what made the experience significant and meaningful," one inmate shared.
After their release, individuals receive assistance with finding a job, housing, and education opportunities so they can move forward with their lives.