STATEMENT OF FAITH
We believe in one God, Creator and Lord of the Universe, the co-eternal Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe that Jesus Christ, God’s Son, was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, died a substitutionary atoning death on the cross, rose bodily from the dead and ascended to heaven where He lives as truly God and truly man. He is the only mediator between God and man.
We believe that the Bible is God’s authoritative and inspired Word. It is without error in all its teachings, including creations, history, its own origins, and salvation. Christians must submit to its divine authority, both individually and corporately, in all matters of belief and conduct, which is demonstrated by true righteous living.
We believe that all people are lost sinners and cannot see the Kingdom of God except through the new birth. Justification is by grace through faith in Christ alone.
We believe in one holy, universal Church. Its calling is to worship God and witness concerning its Head, Jesus Christ, preaching the Gospel among all nations and demonstrating its commitment by compassionate service to the needs of human beings and promoting righteousness and justice.
We believe in the necessity of the work of the Holy Spirit for an individual’s new birth and growth to maturity, and for the Church’s constant renewal in truth, wisdom, faith, holiness, love, power, and mission.
We believe that Jesus Christ will personally and visibly return in glory to raise the dead and bring salvation and judgment to completion. God will fully manifest His Kingdom when He establishes a new heaven and a new earth, in which He will be glorified forever and exclude all evil, suffering, and death.
TRUSTEES — 2022
David Schmidt - President - Business Management
Chuck Harder - Vice President - Business Owner
Carol Patterson- Treasurer - Bank executive
Karen Deaver - Secretary - Management
Donovan Claassen - Trustee - farmer
Ron Ducharme - Trustee - businessman
Robert Buckingham - Trustee - Retired
Tim Ayres - Farmer and Auto Body Repair
Jennifer Bugner - Former St. Ditmas Catholic Diocese
David Chatlain - Retired
Dr. Garry Cowan - Veterinarian
Bishop Mark Gilkey - Minister
Frank Gill - Business
Shem Hatfield - Medical Assistant
Roderick Houston - Minister and Former State Representative
David King - EDCF Administration
Dr. Scott Landes - Optometrist
Robert Schmidt - Prison Ministry - Business manager
Bob Simmons - City of El Dorado
Mark Sommerville - Minister - Hospice
Don Thomas -Trustee - Former EDCF Deputy Warden
Clarence Walker - Minister
Bringing the Gospel of Christ Inside Prison Walls
To establish, develop and implement a ministry to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ within various correctional institutions and detention facilities.
Assist the Kansas Department of Corrections in purchasing necessary equipment and/or construction of necessary facilities for the purpose of conducting classroom settings, worship services, and religious studies.
Our Ministry Goal
In the Bible, Matthew 25 gives a mandate for Believers to "go into prison." But the "how to" varies from State to State. It is our responsibility to train, equip and place Christian volunteers from various denominations in prison work.
Spread The Gospel Of Christ Inside Prison Walls
Central Kansas Prison Ministry is looking for Christian volunteers that will help spread the gospel of Jesus Christ in places where it is desperately needed. We are looking for volunteers that can assist in El Dorado, Winfield, and/or Hutchinson Correctional Facilities.