In 1952, the late Rev Khoo Siaw Hua was the first Honorary Prison Chaplain who responded to a call for volunteer prison counsellors by the then Commissioner of Police. In a terse and profound statement, the Commissioner appealed: “These prisoners fear neither men nor law, make them fear God.” Some 20 Christian leaders responded and the Christian prison ministry was launched.
Today, Prison Fellowship Singapore (PFS) partners churches, Christian organisations, halfway houses, rehabilitative enterprises, prison authorities and hundreds of volunteers to spread the Gospel and nurture disciples behind Singapore’s prison walls. We help transform prisoners from brokenness into wholeness where men and women become new creations in Christ; not repeat offenders.
Our core activities focus on strengthening the church-community partnership and developing cohesiveness and integration with society through programmes that bring prisoners, victims and the community together.
We believe that no life is beyond the reach of God’s power, and we envision a future in which inmates, ex-offenders, and families in the prison system are redeemed, restored, and reconciled through the love and truth of Jesus Christ.
Internationally, PFS is one of over 100 affiliated members of Prison Fellowship International (PFI).
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