October 25, 2018

Former Inmates and Prison Ministry Supporter Honored

Two former inmates and a devoted volunteer receive recognition

LAKE REGION--During last Sunday’s 25th annual awards dinner hosted by the Illinois Adventist Prison Ministry Organization, three individuals were recognized for their changed lives and positive contributions to prison ministries. 


The honorees were:  


Lake Region Pastor Christopher Clark, who won praise for this insatiable passion to preach and teach God’s word. Clark is a former inmate who found his calling in ministry and today pastors the Robbins and All Nations churches. 


Toncé Jackson, a successful welder, was commended for her positive accomplishments and attitude. After four prison sentences, she managed to overcome life’s hurdles and is a successful welder. Today, she calls herself, “God’s showpiece.” 


At 97, Beacon of Joy church member Dorothy White continues to work faithfully in prison ministries. White and other church members have written letters to prisoners and organized care packages for delivery to female inmates.  


Over 300 attended the fellowship dinner at the Belvedere Chateau in the Chicago suburb of Palos Hills and heard Judge James Graves of New Height Seventh-day Adventist Church, in Jackson, Mississippi, give the keynote address. 


For more information on the Illinois Adventist Prison Ministry Organization, please contact Dolby Knott at lrcpm@lrcsda.com