Unchained Ministries was started in the ‘80s by a man whose heart went out to the forgotten. It has now multiplied into an extensive ministry throughout the Midwest of the United States, and even into Ireland!

While jail and prison ministry is at the heart of their work, they do far more. They participate in charity rides. They attend motorcycle trade shows, and they camp out at “boogies” (motorcycle rallies). They provide counseling programs and Bible studies.

It’s a true community of believers bringing change to the world around them. They don’t simply sit around and talk about their faith. They get out and act on it! They have earned a reputation within the prison system and the biker community, and they are respected by both.

It’s been a privilege to spend time with them in recent weeks and to experience a small taste of the ongoing work they do. Here’s your chance to experience it too!

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About the Author: Stephen Crane is a year-long fellow with World Next Door. He has a bachelor's degree in theology from Calvin College and a master's degree in journalism from Indiana University. He has a passion for overlooked places and people and would snowboard at all times if it were possible!

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  1. Erika said... 


    November 21st, 2011 at 8:21 am  

    Stephen – this rocks! What an awesome ministry.

  2. Chuck Easton said... 


    November 21st, 2011 at 8:35 am  

    Stephen – Thanks for sharing the Unchained Ministry story. May their tribe increase!

  3. Roxi Scully said... 


    November 26th, 2011 at 10:48 pm  

    These articles are full of information and inspiration. The people involved in the Unchained Ministries are both unselfish and courageous. God bless them for all the work they do for others. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Steve-O said... 


    November 27th, 2011 at 3:44 pm  

    Thank y’all for reading about them!
    They really are a great bunch of guys, and they’re always open to new folks coming in and joining their cause, particularly in the prisons and jails!
    As you say Chuck, may their tribe increase!!

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