Who is LJCM?

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About Us

  • Founded in 1985, the Lake County Jail Ministry incorporated in 2006 and received 501C3 not-for-profit status in 2007.  We are a locally funded corporation dedicated to serving those who are incarcerated, their families, and the staff at the Lake County Jail. We seek to do this through a cooperative effort of support from area churches and individuals.
  • We see ourselves as a missionary arm of the local ‘church’ that reaches into a very narrow mission field.
  • We seek volunteers to fill the three men’s and one female services that we hold on Sunday mornings.
  • Our board of directors provides oversight of the ministry and places a lead chaplain to act as the director. It is his job to facilitate communication with the staff, guide the volunteers and schedule their ministry times in the facility.
  • Kenneth Hall is presently our licensed Chaplain.  He has been active in the jail ministry and was an officer with the Highway Patrol for 22.5 years. He served in the United States Army for four years. He was ordained in 2013.
  • “No single issue Americans face is more crucial than the problem of crime. It erodes our cultural fabric and threatens our ability to survive as a democratic nation.

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The mission of the Lake County Jail Ministry is to bring the life-changing light of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all at the Lake County Jail and to teach all who respond to live as children of light as they continue to follow and serve Christ in their local communities and churches.

Karen Swansom quote with bars