The mission of Community of Grace's prison ministry is to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with incarcerated men in Western New York through one-on-one visitation. 

Currently we have a team of men who are making monthly visits with inmates at the Wende Correctional Facility in Alden, NY.

We are cooperating with several other local churches in this ministry and encourage men from other churches to join us.


We connect prison inmates with Christian men who want to encourage them with the good news of the Gospel.

Inmates may already be professing Christians while others are simply considering the Christian faith.

When an inmate indicates interest, we connect him with a qualified man.


1. Fill out the brief application below.

2. Take the orientation class

3. Make at least one visit where you accompany someone who already has experience with this ministry.

4. Community of Grace will pair you with an inmate who has expressed a desire to be visited.

You can then make contact by mail and set up your first visit.

We encourage men to commit to visit monthly for 60-90 minutes at a time.

Men should come prepared, ready to pray and encourage with a word of Scripture.

We provide these resources to help guide your time.

However, it is important to remember that building trust and rapport with an inmate usually takes time and requires a willingness to listen.

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