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. 

Pastor Mark Stradiot Visits Juvenile Justice Center On Easter Sunday

On Easter Sunday, Pastor Mark Stradiot was able to visit all five houses in the Juvenile Justice Center. In each house there are three separate pods.

For the first time, Pastor Mark went in, personally, to each of the 15 separate pods (in one day!) with the message of the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. He was able to see almost every youth incarcerated at the facility. He also took in “goodie bags” filled with candy and gospel literature for the young men to read on their own time. Many responded positively to the visit, standing at the end of the “service” to pray!

Thanks to those of you who partner with us in ministry through your prayers and generosity.

15 Young Men Baptized


Chaplain Mark Stradiot and Chaplain Jimmie Smith from True Freedom Ministries baptized 15 young men at the Juvenile Justice Center tonight.

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Alpha Film Series DVD’s Go Into Prisons All Over NE Ohio.


What a privilege to be able to resource True Freedom Prison Ministries with 5 of the new Alpha Film Series DVD’s to take into prisons all over NE Ohio. Thanks Frank Scalish, Mike Swiger, Gary Koly and ALL the other people involved with True Freedom for all you do to reach those who Jesus said “as you do to them—you do to me…”

If you’re interested in helping #RunAlpha in one of the prisons here in the NE Ohio area—contact the offices of True Freedom Ministries.

Overview of Men’s, Women’s and Juvenile Prison Ministries


True Freedom Prison Ministry follows the model Jesus Christ laid out for the disciples in the books of Acts to spread the Gospel in ever-growing concentric circles from their hub in Jerusalem, we seek to reach those first in Cleveland, then to Northeast Ohio, and then to the uttermost parts of the state of Ohio.

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True Freedom Ministries Featured In Prison Ministry Conference


True Freedom’s Gary Koly and Michael Swiger were featured speakers at the Nation’s largest Correctional Summit  held at the Billy Graham Institute at Wheaton College in late May.

The 2014 Summit offered over 1,000 attendees the opportunity to develop the skills needed for effective correctional ministry through forums, workshops, and plenary sessions led by experienced professionals, along with opportunities for networking, encouragement, and inspiration.

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True Freedom’s Two Prong Approach to Juvenile Prison Ministry

The Juvenile Criminal Justice System mirrors that of the adult system: there is a detention facility where minors are held waiting to go to court for their alleged offenses (the equivalent to the county jail) and the Juvenile Prison where offenders who are found guilty are sent to serve their time.

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A Call to Prayer and Fasting for the Juvenile Justice Center

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Since launching back in 2012, True Freedom has had an active presence at the Juvenile Justice Center in downtown Cleveland.  Initially a half dozen volunteers visited weekly.

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Ohio Department of Corrections Partners with True Freedom Ministries


Dozens of Northeast Ohio churches turned out for the first official prison ministry training seminar provided by True Freedom Ministries in conjunction with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections on Saturday, November 17th. Trainees came from as far as Akron/Canton to participate in this day-long, comprehensive training seminar.
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