"So if the son sets you free, you will be free indeed." John 8:36
 
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Our Mission

True Freedom is an independent, evangelical, non-profit organization dedicated to reaching those locked behind steel doors in jails and prisons all across Ohio, those trapped in homelessness on the streets of Cleveland, those abandoned in nursing homes all across Northeast Ohio, and those shackled in addictions with the message of True Freedom that is found only in Jesus Christ.

True Freedom Reaches over 40,000 in 2014

      


 

Through the grace of God, True Freedom experienced exponential growth in 2014, touching over 40,000 lives with the gospel of Jesus Christ!


The prison ministry was blessed to expand in several new directions.  Throughout the year True Freedom entered into negotiations with Cuyahoga County, to place a full-time chaplain in the Juvenile Justice Center in Cleveland – free-of-charge to the county, to reach the youth with the gospel.  The many hours of ground work paid off, and in October True Freedom hired a new Chaplain, Brian Lutan, who daily ministers at the Juvenile Justice Center in Cleveland, touching children as young as 8 years old.   Brian joined Rae Borders, who currently serves as True Freedom’s female chaplain at that facility.


Earlier in the year True Freedom was approached by officials at the Grafton Correctional Institution and asked to take over programming for the Faith Dorm at the Grafton Reintegration Center.  We now weekly offer the Alpha Course, Reformers Unanimous, a Christ-Based Alcoholics Anonymous program, a mentorship program, worship services and Bible studies at that one facility, while continuing our weekly programming at Lorain Correctional, Grafton Correctional, Mansfield Correctional, Richland Correctional, Northeast Correctional, and the Cleveland Justice Center.


In addition to the new opportunities, God also blessed us with dozens of new volunteers, with the result that over 25,000 inmates attended our offerings with nearly 3,000 making a profession of faith in Jesus Christ!



True Freedom Releases New Promotional Video

 

Copies of this compelling video, produced by Bronek Gober, are available free-of-charge upon request.  To request a copy, please utilize the contact form below.  

Mike Swiger Shares Journey of Faith

For more information on Michael Swiger or to schedule him to speak at your church or event, please go to: www.MichaelSwiger.com

True Freedom Hires New Director of Juvenile Prison Ministry


Rev. Dr. Gregory Frank Clark, Sr. began serving as True Freedom's Director of Juvenile Prison on January 1, 2015.  Dr. Clark, born in Cleveland, Ohio, was the Senior Chaplain of the Pastoral Care Department of Religious Services at the Ohio Department of Youth Services Juvenile Correctional Facility in Highland Hills, Ohio since (1993) before he retired in August 2014, and presently serving as the Director of Juvenile Prison Ministry for True Freedom Ministries. Gregory (1977-87) was the Organizer and Pastor of the Grace Primitive Baptist Church. He was employed in (1973-89) by National Aeronautics of Space Administration (NASA) for sixteen years, and (1970-71) served in the U.S. Navy. Gregory was educated at Trinity Theological Seminary, International Bible Institute and Seminary, Cuyahoga Community College, attended Ashland Seminary and Moody Bible Institute, and received honorary Doctorate of Divinity degree from Universal Ministries School of Theology for meritorious recognition of life experience. Gregory has received many outstanding awards for his participation in workshops, various ministries, extra-curricular activities and community service. He is an ordained Pastor at the House of the Lord in Akron, Ohio. Gregory currently is the Professor of Systematic Theology and New Testament Studies at Logos Bible Institute in Akron, Ohio, and L.I.F.E. Bible Institute in Canton, Ohio. He is also the Lead Minister of Prison Ministry team at THOTL.  Dr. Clark is the Founder and Director of the (2 year) Chaplaincy Internship Program (CIP) and President of On One Accord Ministry. Gregory has completed (4) units of clinical pastoral education from the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and volunteers as an Associate Chaplain at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna, Ohio. Dr. Clark resides in Streetsboro, Ohio with his wife Annie. They are the proud parents of (3) adult children (11) grandchildren, (2) great grand and (2) godchildren. For additional information please email: gfclarksr@windstream.net

Governor Signs Bill at True Freedom

 

     The Governor of Ohio, John Kasich, visited the offices of True Freedom Ministries.  The governor chose to perform the bill signing ceremony here because it is “the headquarters of True Freedom Ministries” (Call and Post, July 18, 2012).

     The bill revises Ohio law so that unintended penalties for ex-offenders are minimized. Ex-offenders can achieve “Certificates of Qualifications for Employment” and obtain limited driving privileges for work purposes. In addition, ex-offenders meeting certain criteria can also obtain cosmetology, optical, construction and security guard credentials.   All this allows ex-offenders to be able to earn a living and more easily reintegrate into the community.

     True Freedom is committed to using this law to help inmates re-enter society as productive, godly member of society.

 

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