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Collection 320 Records of International Prison Ministries

Identifier: CN 320

Scope and Contents

Collection consists of audio and video recordings, including sermons by Raymond Hoekstra, founder of International Prison Ministry, as well as interviews and testimonies by prisonders, chaplains, law enforcement officers, and Vietnam War veterans. Topics covered include conversion, life in prison, crime and criminals, and other topics related to prisons and prisoners.

Audio tapes T1-T24 prepared for broadcast with interviews of converted prisoners, a prison chaplain, a Texas sheriff, a message from Corrie ten Boom to prisoners, testimonies of prisoners and a Vietnam veteran, a message to cult leader Charles Manson, and sermons by Chaplain Ray. In video V1, Honey Your Mama's in Prison, six women inmates at the Florida Correctional Institution are interviewed and in V2, Chaplain Ray interviews four notorious former criminals who were converted.


  • Created: 1977-1985

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection. Copyrights to the materials have been retained by IPM.

Biographical or Historical Information

Prison ministry organization founded by Chaplain Ray Hoekstra to provide prisoners with Bibles and Bible study aids in English, Spanish, and  Russian, to produce radio programs, published materials, and videos for and about prisons, and to provide church work with prisoners.

Association memberships:

National Religious Broadcasters (radio)

National Association of Evangelicals

Founder: Chaplain Raymond Hoekstra

Birth Date: 1913

Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois

Conversion: Anchor Rescue Mission, San Jose, California

Marital Status: Married, wife Leola


Pastor, Calvary Church, Indianapolis, Indiana

Ministry Director of Intl. Prisons Ministry, with headquarters in Dallas, Texas

Publications: God's Prison Gang. With Walter Wagner. Old Tappan, NJ: Fleming H. Revel Company, 1977.

Miracles in Prison Cells. Dallas, TX: International Prison Ministry, undated.


24 Audio Tapes

2 Video Tapes

Language of Materials


Accruals and Additions

The materials for this collection were received by the Billy Graham Center Archives in September 1985 from International Prison Ministry.

Accessions 85-118, 85-121

March 17, 1997

Janyce H. Nasgowitz

M. Bergstedt

T. Harder

Collection 320 Records of International Prison Ministries
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Roman Script

Repository Details

Part of the Evangelism & Missions Archives Repository

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