"As a young woman, Mary Kay Beard let the pain and anger from an abusive childhood drive her into a life of crime and danger. By the time she was 27, she was wanted by both federal and state authorities and was the target of a mafia contract. Finally captured, convicted of armed robbery, sentenced to 21 years, and thrown into solitary confinement in an Alabama prison, Mary Kay took stock of her life. And she started reading the Bible. Thus began God's amazing transformation of a broken, bitter criminal into a mighty woman of faith and service.” From www.marykaybeard.com.
Chuck Colson invited Mary Kay to serve with him through “Prison Fellowship.” During that time she founded Angel Tree, a ministry that provides Christmas gifts to the children of those serving terms in prison…in the name of their parents. To date approximately 6 million children have received gifts … and joy … from gifts through Angel Tree.
Chuck Colson calls Mary Kay Beard, “a trophy of God’s grace. She has one of the most dramatic and dynamic testimonies I have ever heard. I commend her ministry to anyone and am proud to serve with her as a colleague in the cause of Christ’s kingdom.”
Mary Kay Beard’s story is told in the book “Rogue Angel: the Spiritual Journey of one of the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted” – and in the radio interview you can hear now.