Lifeline Global Ministries2023-02-01T14:03:14-06:00


Incarcerated mothers and fathers can become the parents God has called them to be when they are transformed and equipped through the power of the Gospel.

Family Restoration

Family Restoration

Community Restoration

Community Restoration

Generational Restoration

The impact of changed lives

We were founded because of a desire for restoration. More than a decade ago, we were invited into the Louisiana State Prison – commonly known as Angola. The inmates there were hungry for Biblical truth and were looking for tools to grow in their faith. From that initial visit grew what is now known as Lifeline Global.

Lifeline Global Ministries works to restore and equip incarcerated men and women to become godly parents so that the generational cycle of incarceration can be broken. 

We work to teach and shepherd incarcerated women and men into becoming the godly parents they are meant to be – that they can be through the transforming power of the Gospel. We work with prisons and penitentiaries, churches and communities, volunteer groups and individuals to equip, resource, and transform lives.

Lifeline Global, along with our Program Partners, is making an impact in 33 states and is continually expanding into new regions.

Our programs

The need is real, but restoration is possible

The financial, relational, and societal costs of prison are staggering. The United States spends more than $5.6 billion in inmate-related costs per year, and almost 44% of criminals return before the first year out of prison.

Our mission of restoration happens in four key ways:

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The Malachi Dads program teaches men to be godly and live up to their responsibilities as a father. Dads are equipped to model and teach their children the spiritual tools they need to live day-to-day. For more about Malachi Dads – including how to download the first video lesson – click here.

Malachi Dads

Mothers are typically the primary caregivers and a stabilizing influence on their children. The women’s program, Hannah’s Gift offers inmate mothers the opportunity to have a spiritual impact on their children’s lives. Click here for more about Hannah’s Gift – including how to download the first video lesson.

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The Returning Hearts Celebration is a one-day event at select facilities that allows families to be reunited. It creates space for reconciliation and forgiveness during a day of fun, food, and hearing about God’s love. Volunteers help make this day possible. For more about this event – or to sign up to volunteer – click here.

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Restoration is needed all over the world and is coming through the power of the Gospel and the equipping of incarcerated fathers and mothers. We’re pleased to partner with organizations, churches, and ministries throughout the world to offer Malachi Dads, Hannah’s Gift, and Returning Hearts Celebration Events.

International Programs

Change families today

You can help restore broken families. Your financial partnership helps bring these programs to men and women in prison. Be a part of bringing restoration to incarcerated parents, generational change to their children, and positive impact to our communities.


Together, we share stories of the Gospel at work.

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2 days ago

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“For with God, nothing is impossible.” - Luke 1:37We thought about this brief but inspirational quote as we received this moving testimonial from an incarcerated Malachi Dad in Oregon."Malachi Dads impacted my life and my relationship with my children in many positive ways. Instead of communicating with shame and guilt and isolating myself from my children, God has taught me, through Malachi Dads, to not only forgive myself and my past, but He has also helped me to make a firm foundation in building back relationships. How I communicate with the love and confidence of God has given me."To help more incarcerated fathers become the godly parents they were meant to be, please consider a gift to support our efforts: secure.lifelineglobal.org/forms/online-giving.#LifelineGlobal #IncarceratedParents #Renewal #Restoration #ParentFromPrison #Recidivism #HannahsGift #MalachiDads #Lifeline2626 #Nonprofit #ChangedLives ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

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We are excited to share with you our new curriculum translation project in French, which will help support and enhance our new ministry in the Democratic Republic of Congo. We will use this new translation along with Swahili to reach the incarcerated and their families in a place that is largely cut off from Christian ministry. What a blessing to expand our work here!For more about how you can help continue our work of restoring the relationships between incarcerated fathers and mothers and their families, start now: lifelineglobal.org/program-partner/#LifelineGlobal #incarceratedparents #renewal #restoration #parentfromprison #recidivism #HannahsGift #MalachiDads #Lifeline2626 #nonprofit #changedlives ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

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Everything is Bigger in Texas! Our President, Romney Ruder, participated in the state's first-ever Texas Department of Corrections Chaplains Conference, with more than 120 people attending. We were so thankful for the many positive comments and feedback we received about Malahi Dads and Hannah's Gift from Texas chaplains. They were on fire with what is happening or can be done in their facilities. As one voice, they believed in revival from behind bars, helping serve almost 160,000 men and women who are incarcerated in the prison state's system. One chaplain even shared what revival -- restoration -- might sound like. He captured an audio recording of men in three different cell blocks who had committed to praising God in hymns every morning. For 20 minutes straight, men in the first cellblock began singing hymns in harmony from their cells. After 20 minutes, the next cell block picked up, and then the third completed the hour of praise. For one hour each day, the walls of this facility echo with the praise to God.What a blessed testimonial! Join us in prayer and praise for our incarcerated brothers and sisters! "All honor and glory to God forever and ever! He is the eternal King, the unseen one who never dies; he alone is God. Amen." -1 Timothy 1:17For more and to start your journey to join God's work: lifelineglobal.org/curriculum-center/.#LifelineGlobal #IncarceratedParents #Renewal #Restoration #ParentFromPrison #Recidivism #HannahsGift #MalachiDads #Lifeline2626 #Nonprofit #ChangedLives ... See MoreSee Less
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Blog Posts

A Board Member Restored

I believe in the work of LGM because it impacted me as an incarcerated individual, as a prison ministry leader, and now as a board member. Hannah’s Gift was the last study I did independently within a month of leaving the prison. Seven months after my release, I was asked to start a Hannah’s Gift study in the very

Change Families, Give Today

Friends,  During advent, I love the imagery Isaiah uses when prophesizing about the coming

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