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Tim and Lori McCracken
Prison Ministry, Metanoia
For nearly 29 years, Rev. Tim McCracken served as Pastor of First Reformed Presbyterian Church in Fresno, CA, before coming on staff with Metanoia Ministries as Regional Director San Joaquin Valley in 2017. Ever since Pastor Tim’s transition to full-time prison work, the preaching and teaching and discipleship inside has been on a weekly basis, having grown to 10 opportunities in 4 area prisons. The fellowship is regular and deep, and he often tells the men he hopes to be there longer than they. Tim and his wife Lori are the parents of three grown children and they have a great love for music.
Mark and Raylene Casson
Prison Ministry, Metanoia
Mark Casson is a husband, father, businessman, author and PCA Ruling Elder who also happens to have spent over 15 years serving a life sentence in California’s prison system. He has a combined 22 years of experience in prison ministry from both sides of the razor wire. He has been blessed to have taken the message of grace to conferences, high schools, college campuses, prisons, and churches. He has a passion for mercy ministry to prisoners that is infectious.
The mission of LAMP Theological Seminary is to equip men and women for effective gospel ministry. This gospel ministry will build healthy churches and multiply throughout the unreached ethnic, cultural, and post-Christian people groups in the urban centers of North America, and beyond. LAMP Theological Seminary’s unique structure allows anyone called to the ministry to earn a Bachelors or Masters of Divinity while serving in ministry, working in their career, raising a family or whatever situation God has placed you in. Our Fresno site is currently offering classes online and through independent study. For more information please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Child Evangelism Fellowship is a Bible-centered organization composed of born-again believers whose purpose is to evangelize boys and girls with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and to establish (disciple) them in the Word of God and in a local church for Christian living. Our church currently sponsors the Good News Club at Gibson Elementary School and has a team of volunteers that leads the club on that campus.
The Pregnancy Care Center is a faith-based, life-affirming, independent, locally organized and funded, non-profit service organization that has been serving women, families, and babies in the Central Valley since 1984. The mission of Pregnancy Care Center is to offer help and hope to women facing unplanned pregnancies, through education, compassionate counsel and resources; to present sexual abstinence as a positive lifestyle for singles; to provide opportunity for healing and restoration to those who have been hurt by abortion; and to present Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.