Since his positive life-change – which brought him joy and purpose, available to each and all of us — he more recently has begun the ministry titled “Rethink 3:15,” founded on I Peter 3:15, which says: “But sanctify [set apart] Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give n account to everyone who asks you, yet with gentleness and reference.” (I Peter 3:15)
From the www.rethink315 website:
“To increase the number of Christians clearly and confidently sharing their faith and to reduce the number of professing Christians, particularly our young people, leaving the church due to unanswered questions.
“We envision a world where more churches and individual believers are creating space for evangelistic conversations, offering better answers to difficult questions, and are engaging non-Christians and struggling Christians with gentleness and respect.
“We value live and in person apologetics, evangelism, and outreach focused efforts that take seriously Peter’s call in its entirety and we value pastors, parents, and educators who lead the charge. As a denominationally diverse group of leaders, speakers, teachers, and consultants, we also value unity in essentials, liberty in nonessentials, and charity in everything.
It was while in jail that God drew Jeremy Smith to faith in Jesus Christ!
Others to whom time in jail/prison – and jail-related activity — was used of God to fulfill His purpose …
To hear … “DR. ANTHONY ALLEN, PRESIDENT, HANNIBAL-LAGRANGE UNIVERSITY IN MISSOURI, TALKS ABOUT A COURSE OF STUDY HE BEGAN AT THE UNIVERSITY TO PREPARE THOSE BEING LED TO MINISTER TO THOSE IN PRISON” … click on … Dr. Anthony Allen, President, Hannibal-LaGrange University in Missouri, talks about a course of study he began at the University to prepare those being led to minister to those in prison – Harold Hendrick;
To hear … “MANY MURDERERS, RAPISTS, AND THE LIKE IN PRISON HAVE RECEIVED CHRIST; SOME ARE CALLED TO SERVE THERE AS PASTORS. DR. ANTHONY ALLEN, PRESIDENT, HANNIBAL-LAGRANGE U TELLS OF UNIVERSITY’S MINISTRY DEGREE TO PREPARE THEM … click on … Many murderers, rapists, and the like in prison have received Christ; some are called to serve there as pastors. Dr. Anthony Allen, President, Hannibal-LaGrange U tells of university’s ministry degree to prepare them. – Harold Hendrick
To hear … “MARY KAY BEARD, TRANSFORMED IN PRISON, BEGAN ANGEL TREE; GIFTS FOR 6 MILLION CHILDREN OF PRISONERS”… click on … Mary Kay Beard, transformed in prison, began Angel Tree; gifts for 6 million children of prisoners – Harold Hendrick
To hear … “FROM THE ARCHIVES: DR. HENRY BLACKABY (of ‘EXPERIENCING GOD’); Regarding HIS VISITS TO JOYFUL ANGOLA PRISONERS’ ON DEATH ROW!” … click on … From the Archives: Dr. Henry Blackaby (“Experiencing God”); re his visits to joyful Angola Prisoners’ on death row! – Harold Hendrick
To hear … “PASTOR PHIL BROWNLEE IN St. Louis COUNTY JAIL LISTENED HOURS A DAY TO BIBLE TEACHING ON BOTT RADIO NETWORK” … click on … Pastor Phil Brownlee in STL County jail listened hours a day to Bible teaching on Bott Radio Network – Harold Hendrick
To hear … “CHAPLAIN TED WINTERS (FORMERLY WITH CASS BANKING SYSTEMS) AND DOUG BURRIS, HEAD OF ST. LOUIS COUNTY JUSTICE SYSTEM, SUPERVISING 950 INMATES & 325 EMPLOYEES” … click on … Chaplain Ted Winters (formerly with Cass Banking Systems) and Doug Burris, head of St. Louis County Justice System, supervising 950 inmates & 325 employees. – Harold Hendrick
To hear … “JIM ‘JELLY ROLL’ COCHRAN, IN PRISON 26 YEARS; KIDNAPPER, BANK ROBBER, CAR THIEF, IN FOUR DIFFERENT ‘SHOOTOUTS’ WITH THE POLICE; RECEIVED A WITNESS FROM SON MATT AND FATHER PASTOR PHIL HUNTER, RECEIVED JESUS, FOREVER CHANGED … click on … Jim “Jelly Roll” Cochran, in prison 26 years; kidnapper, bank robber, car thief, in four different “shootouts” with the police; received a witness from son Matt and father Pastor Phil Hunter, received Jesus, forever changed. – Harold Hendrick
To hear … “JIM MORRISON OF OKLAHOMA: 37-YEARS POINTING STUDENTS TO JESUS; NOW TAKING HOPE TO DEPRESSED IN JAIL” … click on … Jim Morrison of Oklahoma: 37-years pointing students to Jesus; now taking hope to depressed in jail – Harold Hendrick
To hear … “DALE PUGH: DEFIANT, BY 17 ARRESTED 5 TIMES, ‘CALLED ON GOD FROM JAIL.’ NOW LIVING IN JOY, PURPOSE … click on … Dale Pugh: defiant, by 17 arrested 5 times, “called on God from jail.” Now living in joy, purpose – Harold Hendrick
To hear … “JEREMY SMITH OF STL MAKES US AWARE OF THE ANNUAL ‘GREAT HOMESCHOOL CONVENTION” COMING TO St. Louis AREA. MEETINGS ARE BEING HELD ACROSS THE COUNTRY, SEE WWW.GREATHOMESCHOOLCONVENTIONS.COM … click on … Jeremy Smith of STL makes us aware of the annual “Great Homeschool Convention” coming to STL area March 25- 27; meetings are being held across the country, see www.GREATHOMESCHOOLCONVENTIONS.COM – Harold Hendrick
To hear … “MARK WHITACRE: ADM PRICE FIXER, FBI WHISTLEBLOWER, SUICIDAL; PRISON WAS ‘BEST YEARS OF MY LIFE!’” … click on … Mark Whitacre: ADM price fixer, FBI whistleblower, suicidal; prison was “Best years of my life!” – Harold Hendrick