Established in 1995 to provide high-quality, leather-bound bibles for incarcerated prisoners, with a mission to lead inmates to Christ. Since then, we have provided bibles for thousands of prisoners and look to continue expanding our reach for Jesus.
Seven hundred thousand prisoners will be released this year in America. Your support helps prepare your new neighbors to become better fits for your community.
Through your generous gifts and partnership, lives are being saved, discipled, and transformed by the thousands!
The following is a statement of our position of basic Christian doctrine
David Hairabedian founded heart of America Prison Ministries in 1995. Through his efforts and his team, they were able to grow Heart of America Prison Ministries into a global outreach for incarcerated prisoners worldwide. Now, the group of volunteers continues to grow, along with the number of prisoners receiving bibles.
David is the co-founder of Heart of America Prison Ministries. David received the original Tree of Books Vision in 1990 while at Leavenworth, Penitentiary. David is also the critically acclaimed author of the true story Jet Ride to Hell and 14 other books and numerous audio teachings. He is a sought-after conference speaker, evangelist, and the chief visionary of Virtual Church Media,
Joanna is an author, singer, and songwriter. She’s known for her song, Your Silence is Deafening and Out of the Wilderness. Joanna and her husband, David, are co-pastors of Virtual Church Media. As a National pageant winner of three titles, she utilizes her Pageant titles to crown, empower and restore identity to women of all ages through Princess Crowning events. Joanna has just launched her new podcast, “Reveal the Diamond Within”.
Elaine coordinates day-to-day operations, focusing on HEART’s mandate to supply men and women behind bars with the Word of God. Her focus includes staff leadership, accounting, and publishing with the HEART prison ministry and general operations. Elaine’s background involves team leadership, writing, and speaking with the Kansas City Chiefs, Youth America Inc., Deeper Waters ministry and JH Ranch Outback.
Jeff Gay has served in the Coast Guard and had a long career in retail management. He has owned and operated a property maintenance service. He is retired and is active in prison ministry and has previously served as President of HEART of America Prison Ministries and Senior Managing Editor of HEART Publishing. He is an ordained pastor through Ekklisia Prophetic and Apostolic Ministries in Oklahoma City. He has served on several ministry boards and has participated in nursing home ministry. Jeff has been active in local church service at several churches in the Warrensburg, MO and the greater Kansas City Metro area. He is semi-retired and continues to maintain a correspondence ministry with many prisoners around the country.
This Bible will be the only gift or piece of mail they receive this year some inmates. You cannot imagine the joy you bring a man or a woman when they receive their Bible.
It costs us $30 to send a new bible to a prisoner each month – $20 to source the book from our ministry partner, and $8-$10 to ship the bible to domestic US prisons.
I wanted to let you know I received my beautiful Bible. Thank you so much for your faithfulness to all of us incarcerated. As Jesus said in Matthew 25, In as much as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me. May God continue to bless all of you at HEART of America as you continue to reach out and touch the world with the love of Jesus.
It begin to thank you for this beautiful Bible. I love it! And I really love the historical notes and the way it is illustrated through and through. This may sound crazy, but I think it means more to me because of the wait. I don’t know, but it seems almost like I grew into it. Please let the people whose donations and time were spent making this possible know that I really appreciate it and that I will be adding them to my prayer list. I hope one day to be able to help someone the way you have helped me, not only with this Bible, but also with your letters over the years. You have given me a great gift.