True Freedom Featured in Alpha’s International Newsletter

Alpha For Prisons, a sister organization to Alpha International, provides prison-related resources, including the well-known Alpha course, to groups who minister inside of jails and prisons all across the country.  In its recent national newsletter, not only was True Freedom mentioned, but Alpha endorsed a new publication “God Has a Plan: Trusting God When Life Isn’t Fair,” by our very own Mike Swiger, published by Our Daily Bread.  Mike’s testimony is currently being distributed throughout prisons in the United States.

We praise the Lord that He continues to use True Freedom to change lives in the prison system. 

Loving the Lost with the Truth of the Gospel

A young man cried during a counseling session because he wanted to be at home with his family.  In jail for the first time for carrying a gun at 16 years old,  he said he needed a gun because the streets of Cleveland weren’t safe.  I asked him what time he got home at night.  He said at 1 am.  I told him there was nothing but trouble and bad news on the streets of Cleveland at that late hour.  We talked about his life, dreams, and goals for the future.  We talked about the salvation that is only found in Jesus Christ.  

At the end of the session, he made a profession of faith and accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior and Lord.  We talked about and identified the people, places, and things he needed to change.  He seemed shaken up about his experience and vowed to return to school and attend church with his mother.  I gave him a Bible and a Bible study guide.  We prayed together, and I told him I would see him next week.

Please prayerfully consider a donation today to continue the mission of True Freedom


-Chaplain Jimmie D. Smith

Save the Date – Open House and Building Dedication Service

Please join us on Sunday, June 25, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., at 2005 Cypress Avenue, as we celebrate and dedicate the new building the Lord has provided. Enjoy the food, fun, and fellowship, culminating in a prayerful dedication service at 6:00 p.m.  

May God be greatly glorified in our ministry at this new location.

True Freedom Touched Over 220,000 People During First Five Fruitful Years!


Five years ago, according to God’s sovereign purpose, True Freedom Ministries launched for the glory of His Great Name.  He has shown Himself so abundantly faithful in every step of this journey.  Only by His power have we been able to serve “the least of these” according Matthew 25:35-40. 


We have seen a steady increase in TFM’s influence during each of the past five years.  During this time, our prison and addiction recovery ministries conducted 4,841 services with a total attendance of 133,428.  During these meetings, 18,595 people made first-time commitments or rededications to Christ.  We serve a high-risk population that needs a great deal of accountability and discipleship.  Since 2015 alone our staff has conducted 1,769 one-on-one crisis counseling sessions, while placing 3,179 accountability phone calls.  

With over 20,000 living on the streets of Cleveland, our homeless ministry is meeting a vital need.  In five years, we have served 80,905 hot meals, but more importantly, each person served is first confronted with the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ.  1,371 people have responded with commitments or rededications to Christ.

Lastly, our nursing home ministry has served 5,777 people over the last five years.  What a privilege it is to reach these lonely souls with the comfort and hope of new life in Jesus Christ.  

We praise the Lord for your partnership with True Freedom Ministries.  God is using your generosity to bring forth eternal fruit. 

Through your active participation, prayer, and financial giving, He is changing lives by the power of His gospel.

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Mike Swiger speaks at Northeast Ohio Reentry Summit

On April 21st, Mike Swiger had the privilege of delivering the final address at the Northeast Ohio Reentry Summit that was held at the convention center.  Over 200 business leaders and correction professionals were in attendance. God continues to bless and open doors for True Freedom Ministries. 

True Freedom’s Michael Swiger featured on New Radio Program

True Freedom’s Executive Director, Michael Swiger, was asked to participate on the very first broadcast of a new daily radio program featured on 1220AM entitled Living the Word.  Swiger, along with three other ministry leaders from across Northeast Ohio, discussed the controversial topic of: Has the Church in America lost the Truth? The interview, broken into three thirty-minute shows, aired during the week of March 13th. The radio station received a flood of positive feedback.

Please pray that God will continue to provide opportunities for True Freedom to boldly speak the truth to a lost and dying world.

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