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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Malachi Dads Graduation at the Oregon State Correctional Institute, Salem, OR January 18, 2023Coached only by men, for men, Malachi Dads is a faith-based program in partnership with Lifeline Global Ministries and Corban University that offers life lessons for better living and better parenting. As men participate in this program, they sense a genuine restoration and transformation, and live up to their understanding of biblical responsibilities as a father.After completing the first book in the Malachi Dads series, "The Heart of a Father", the graduation of 27 AICs (Adults in Custody) was held on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, in the Corban University classroom. Pizza, banana splits, and refreshments were served, and each participant received a certificate of completion from Lifeline Global Ministries.And TODAY, Feb 2, these 27 graduates are continuing Malachi Dads with the second book in the program, “The Heart of a Man: Part 1”, written by noted author and marriage counselor, Dr. Gene Getz. Please pray for these men as they develop their biblical role as fathers and take steps towards restoration with their children. (Written with information contributed by Chaplain Don Hodney, OSCI. Pictured with the class is Lifeline Exec. Dir. Mike Broyles) ... See MoreSee Less
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Would you agree that the toughest part of running any race is finding the motivation to begin? Much like the guidance we've provided to more than 8,000 incarcerated men and women (and counting!), the new book, Finding Your Pace, written by Lifeline Global President, Dr. Romney Ruder, lays the foundation needed to begin running the most important race of all…running a life led by God.Learn more about the book here: lifelineglobal.org/finding-your-pace/.#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 so very blessed! Why? Because many of you heard the word of the Lord speaking to you, imparting his grace for our incarcerated mothers and fathers to provide $21,000 in end-of-year gifts!We are praising the Lord for his guiding hand. Please join us in prayers of thanksgiving: "Every time I think of you, I give thanks to my God. Whenever I pray, I make my requests for all of you with joy...And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns." - Philippians 1:3-6#LifelineGlobal #IncarceratedParents #Renewal #Restoration #ParentFromPrison #Recidivism #HannahsGift #MalachiDads #Lifeline2626 #Nonprofit #ChangedLives ... See MoreSee Less
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A Second Chance

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