Prison & Jail Ministries

Helping inmates discover true freedom and life change through Jesus Christ.



Freedom in Christ

In His parable about final judgment, Jesus put a high priority on people who have special needs, saying, “Come, you who are blessed by my Father and take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world…for when I was in prison and you came to visit me… I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me” (Mt. 25).

Jesus calls us to remember those who are incarcerated. In Minnehaha County, there are about 400 prisoners less than 20 minutes from us, and they need our witness and consideration.

Grace Team Jail Ministry is Sioux Falls, South Dakota, based ministry whose mission is to share the love of God with inmates and staff at the Minnehaha County Jail. We mentor recently released inmates to help them discover true freedom through a relationship with Jesus Christ. The Grace Team also has weekly Bible Studies at the jail and halfway houses throughout Sioux Falls.

We also assist churches that are interested in starting a jail ministry. Contact us to learn more.

How to get involved
Visit the Grace Team Jail Ministry for detailed information on how to serve.

Give online  or mail your support to:

Converge Heartland
601 W. 57th St.
Sioux Falls, SD 57108

Make the check payable to Converge Heartland and designate your gift to “Incarcerated Ministry.”

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Take the next step

Learn how your church can bring the gospel to and serve those who are incarcerated or recently released from jail or prison.

Dr. Greg Friesner,
Director of Incarcerated Ministries
833.285.8488 ext 4


Leading a church can be complex, but I have a network of people from churches all around the country who are in my corner. You’re never alone when you’re a part of Converge.

Ben Payne, Northridge Baptist Church, Mitchell, South Dakota