Collection 320 Records of International Prison Ministries
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.
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
- Church work with prisoners -- United States.
- Church work with prisoners.
- Crime and criminals
- Crime and criminals -- United States.
- God's prison gang (Motion picture)
- Hoekstra, Raymond,
- Honey, your mama's in prison (Motion picture)
- International Prison Ministry.
- Prisoners -- United States.
- Prisons -- Missions and charities.
- Radio in religion -- United States.
- Radio in religion.
- Sermons, American.
- Ten Boom, Corrie.
- Collection 320 Records of International Prison Ministries
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Roman Script