Welcome to Living Stone Prison Church

Working today to change tomorrow!

Our Mission

How We're Helping

     It is our mission to lift high the name of Jesus  with our consistent presence at the Mike Durfee State Prison.  We seek  to present the Gospel message to the lost of the prison population and  provide discipleship to both new and veteran Christians within the  prison population. 

Jesus is very clear about our responsibility to visit the prisoner (See Matthew 25:36). Prison has long been a place of importance in Christian history, going back to the letters Paul wrote in prison, to the Belgic confession written by Guido De Bres while incarcerated and in more recent times the  ministries that were born of Chuck Colsen’s conversion behind bars. In  my experience I have found that many individuals that wouldn’t stop for  10 seconds to give Jesus a thought on the “outside” have a change of  heart when they find themselves stripped of their independence within a prison. This quote by the formerly incarcerated Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick echoes the testimony of  many; "I wanted a chance to redeem myself, "he said.  Pre-incarceration  it was all about me.  When I got to prison, I realized I couldn't do it  anymore.  The one thing I could rely on was my faith in God."  Our  desire is to be present in the lives of individuals who come to a place  of surrendering to God within the walls of Mike Durfee Prison, as well  as offering discipleship for those wanting to grow in their faith. 


   I  am a 2nd career pastor with a background that includes prison  corrections.  I began involvement in prison ministry as a volunteer in  the summer of 2007 and worked as an Intern Pastor with the Cornerstone  Prison Church (CRC) in the South Dakota State Penitentiary from May of  2010 until January of 2012.  I have been married to my ministry partner,  Ruth, for 22 years and we have 3 wonderful children together.  After  seeking the Lord's direction for ministry, He has led us to the Mike  Durfee State Prison as our mission field.  Through our work with Living  Stone as well as the valuable time spent with Cornerstone we have  learned powerfully that razor wire and prison bars do nothing to stop  the Grace of God through Christ Jesus.  We look forward to continuing to  see the power of Jesus transform lives in Mike Durfee State Prison  through your support and encouragement of Living Stone Prison Church.

  •     We strongly believe that this opportunity within the Mike Durfee  prison (Population 1,250 men) has been from the beginning a prompting  from the Lord.  The need for Living Stone's presence in Mike Durfee as  well as the affirmation that we have been planted in the right mission  field is evident every time we enter the razor wire fence.  The hunger  for the Gospel is felt in all 6 units of the Mike Durfee Prison.  The  call for the consistent presence of the mid-range denomination such as  the RCA is very real, and it is our intention to follow the Lord's lead  in promoting the Gospel in this prison context.

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Every Tuesday night we have an evening worship service from 6:45-9:00.  Please let us know when you can join us in worship.  Outside guest are always very much appreciated by the guys!.

Thank You

Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you. 

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Living Stone Prison Church

PO BOX 415, Yankton, SD 57078

(605) 366-3615