Founder

Jesus is the Way Prison Ministry was founded by the late                       
Rev. Jesse Mathes
(Deceased 06/13/08)                                                                  
and his wife Edith                                                                                                         
in 1977

JESSE MATHES’  TESTIMONY 

Before receiving Jesus, Jesse led a fast life which consisted of drinking, fighting, women and drugs.  In December of 1973, Jesse went to Tennessee for the Christmas holiday and planned on spending it just like he always did – getting drunk!  He had also planned on bringing back a load of drugs on his trip home to Illinois. Instead Jesse brought back the Lord Jesus Christ as his Savior and he was never the same after that.  A few years later, God told Jesse to go into the jails and prisons to tell the inmates that Jesus loves them this is how Jesus is the Way Prison Ministry was birthed.

Because of Jesse’s persistent determination, thousands of men and women, who sometimes are considered dregs of society, have heard the message of the Kingdom of God.  Jesse went where few were going, taking television cameras into the institutions, interviewing men and women in prison, testifying of the power of God to save the uttermost.  As a result of his persistence, the name Jesse Mathes is synonymous with prison ministry.  With his passing in June of 2008, Jesse left a living legacy that the diligent pursuit of the vision God gave for Jesus is the Way Prison Ministry would make the impossible, possible.

 

JESSE ENJOYED SHARING THE LOVE OF JESUS WITH OTHERS

One on one Bible study with an inmate

An altar call at a prison revival

An altar call at a county jail service

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Please show you care by giving your share. TOGETHER we are making a DIFFERENCE! Jesus is the Way Prison Ministry is a 501(c)(3) organization and we rely upon the giving of caring people just like you.

Want to become a Jesus is the Way VOLUNTEER today?

1. Click on the link JITWPMVOLAPPLICATION — Print the Application, complete it and send it back to JITWPM’s office staff 2. Click on the link Do'sAndDon'ts — Print JITW’s Do’s and Dont’s read and retain for your records 3. Click on the link VOLUNTEER Pastoral Questionnaire – Print the Pastoral Questionnaire and have your Pastor answer the questions on your behalf and submit it back to JITW’s staff 4. Click on the link (FOR County Jail Candidates ONLY) VOLUNTEER CCJ APPLICATION – Print the Application, complete it and send it back to JITWPM’s office staff

Becoming an Aftercare Resident…

1. Click on the link to view &/or print a copy of our cover sheet Jesus is the Way Cover Sheet 2. Click on the link to view &/or print a copy of our pre-app letter Jesus is the Way Pre-App Letter 3. Click on the link to view &/or print a copy of our rules Jesus is the Way Rules 4. Click on the link to view &/or print a copy of our application Jesus is the Way Application