CROSS ROAD CORRECTIONAL MINISTRIES

Crossroads connects prisoners with volunteer mentors in Christ-centered relationships.

aka CROSSROADS PRISON MINISTRIES   |   GRAND RAPIDS, MI   |  www.cpministries.org

Mission

Crossroads connects people in prisons with mentors from churches to develop Christ-centered relationships as they study God’s Word together.

Ruling year info

1984

President/CEO

Mr Joe Pryor

Main address

PO BOX 900

GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49509 USA

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EIN

38-2540316

NTEE code info

Christian (X20)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

There are around 2.2 million men and women in prison in the United States. There are somewhere around 10 million men and women in prison in the world. 40% of people in prison have little experience studying the Bible. 95% of people in prison will be released back to society. 67% of those released will be re-arrested. We exist to impact men and women in prison with the good news of the gospel and send better people home to their families and communities.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Mail Correspondence Bible Study

Crossroads mentors write to prisoners, review their completed Bible studies and answer their questions. They share stories from their own lives and help their students see how God is speaking to them through His Word. In the process, both lives are transformed through studying God’s Word together.

Population(s) Served
Incarcerated people

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Incarcerated people

Related Program

Mail Correspondence Bible Study

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Includes volunteer mentor hours and in-office volunteer hours. 2021-Volunteer hours were down due to Co-Void. The office was closed to individuals coming from outside in the facility.

Number of students enrolled

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Incarcerated people

Related Program

Mail Correspondence Bible Study

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This number reflects the amount of students enrolling in new courses. 2021-Due to Co-Void, many institutions restricted outside mail delivery. This restricted student access to correspondence courses

Number of Course Graduates

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Incarcerated people

Related Program

Mail Correspondence Bible Study

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This total reflects the amount of students graduating from the different courses available. 2021-Due to Co-Void, mail restrictions were put in place. Many students were unable to complete lessons.

Number of Lessons Sent

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Incarcerated people

Related Program

Mail Correspondence Bible Study

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2021-Due to Co-Void, mail restrictions in prisons were put in place and several institutions were not accepting lessons.

Number of Lessons Received

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Incarcerated people

Related Program

Mail Correspondence Bible Study

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2021-Due to Co-Void - institutions placed mail restrictions on the prison facilities.

Number of bibles requested and distributed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Incarcerated people

Related Program

Mail Correspondence Bible Study

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2021-Co-Void brought increased requests for Bibles.

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Crossroads Prison Ministries catalyzes Christ-centered mentoring relationships between people in prison and volunteers from churches throughout the world. The unlikely relationships formed through studying the Bible together and exchanging letters transform both those inside and outside prison walls.
For those who are locked up, experiencing the love of a mentor is metamorphic. The mentors' encouraging and guiding words have a deep impact, providing a vivid picture of the unconditional love of Jesus. Volunteers who have been Christians for decades are transformed as well, discovering renewed purpose and excitement as they make an eternal difference in the life of someone previously thought to be discarded.
Crossroads Prison Ministries embraces those behind bars as brothers and sisters in Christ. Through a relationship with Jesus Christ and the loving example of their mentors, Crossroads students can become agents of hope and change within correctional facilities. As they engage in Bible study with their mentors, leaders are identified and deployed. This causes cell blocks, day activity rooms and entire prison facilities to be transformed into healthy, vibrant communities of faith.
As these same leaders are released back into their communities, they bring positive change and revival to the churches that receive them. While that is happening in the free world, those who will never be released are providing a foundation on which the church inside prison walls is built.

Make meaningful connections with churches and volunteers to improve the lives of men and women in prison all around the world.

A dedicated team of professionals are aligned to process thousands of enrollments and Bible studies annually. A dedicated team of thousands of volunteers around the world who assist in supporting men and women in prison.

Repositioned ministry brand by changing name to align with mission and vision
Updated and replaced antiquated computer systems and business processes
Filled key staff positions.
Equipped thousands of volunteers (mentors) in walking with those that are incarcerated and sharing the love of Christ.
Established virtual support modules for mentor trainings to share their experiences and continued encouragement.
Developing a jail specific curriculum to allow those incarcerated for shorter periods of time to have a full presentation of the gospel

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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CROSS ROAD CORRECTIONAL MINISTRIES

Board of directors
as of 03/25/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Dan Rinzema

President/CEO, Datacomp/MHVillage (Retired)

Term: 2022 - 2025

Hon. Myrna Perez

United States Circuit Court Judge for the Second Circuit

Criag Klamer

Business Consultant, Former VP of Merchandising, Family Christian Stores

Elizabeth O'Dell

CEO, Community Mental Health, St. Joseph County, MI (Retired)

Joan Sharda

Retired Physician

Sara Marlin

President & Founder BLOOM Brand Strategies, LLC

Garland Hunt

Pastor, The Father’s House Founding Pastor of One Race Movement

Paul Cowley, MBE

Reverend, Holy Trinity Brompton Pioneer, Alpha for Prisons

Tom Nobel

Founder & CEO, Baruch Senior Ministries

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/25/2022

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