Rev. Sabe Burton, Servant Leader
Prison Ministry's Mission Statement

To win souls for Jesus Christ and to spread the gospel to those who are incarcerated, giving them hope for eternal life.
Prison Ministry Goals
  • As an outreach of Evangelism, the Prison Ministry strives to share the love of Christ to those incarcerated.
  • The ministry serves as an opportunity for those in prison to give their lives to Christ abd serves as a link of encouragement.
  • The ministry seeks to encourage Christians who are behind bars, to stay steadfast in their walk with Christ.
Membership is open to anyone over the age of 18 years old.
With the help of the church family, the ministry will strive to build...
Spiritual Growth anyone who requests and desires to renew or begin a walk with Jesus Christ.

St. John members with incarcerated relatives and friends are invited to join this ministry.
Ministry Objectives 
  • Communicate with incarcerated individuals through cards, letters and visitations.
  • Network with other Christian ministries.
  • Share ideas to enhance spiritual growth within the institution.
  • Share worship services and fellowships.
  • Share the gospel.
SJMBC Prison Ministry Monthly Events

Every 3rd Sunday
Pine Bluff Unit Department of Community Corrections

Every 3rd Monday
Ouachita River Unit -- Malvern, AR

Other Units Visited
East Arkansas Regional Unit -- Brickeys, AR
Delta Regional Unit -- Dermott, AR
Cummins Unit -- Grady, AR
Varner Unit -- Grady, AR
Tucker Unit -- Tucker, AR
Maximum Security Unit -- Tucker, AR
Pine Bluff Unit (Men) -- Pine Bluff, AR
Pine Bluff Diagnostic Unit -- Pine Bluff, AR
Wrightsville Unit (Men) -- Wrightsville, AR
Hawkins Unit (Women) -- Wrightsville, AR
McPherson Unit (Women) -- Newport, AR
Grimes Unit (Men) -- Newport, AR

"For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:
Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye cane unto me.
And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me."
                                                        Matthew 25: 35-37; 40