In 1953, 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.
Prison Fellowship Singapore (PFS) is a Christian Voluntary Welfare organisation with an inter-denominational fellowship of Christians ministering to men and women in the prison system and their families. We are committed to a prison ministry that seeks to bring holistic restoration to inmates and their families, by focusing on integrated approaches. Internationally, we are one of the over 100 affiliated members of Prison Fellowship International (PFI).