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Episode 49: Prison and Aftercare Ministries with Rev. Errol Cooper 2-10-14

February 10th, 2014 · Comments

Rev. Errol Cooper, associate pastor of First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens in Somerset, New Jersey, talks with us about prison and aftercare ministries. The congregation at First Baptist is deeply engaged in this ministry with members and with the community. Our conversation includes why there may be more people connected with the judicial system in your congregation than you're aware; why this ministry is so critical, and some ideas for how you can engage in it yourself.

Visit the website of First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens, Rev. DeForest B. Soaries, Jr., pastor.
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Visit American Baptist Home Mission Societies' page on prisoner re-entry and aftercare ministries.


Tags: Interviews · Children in Poverty · At-Risk Youth · Advocacy · prisoner re-entry and aftercare

Episode 34 The COTAAN Project with Rev. Christine Smith 7-2-12

July 2nd, 2012 · Comments


Rev. Christine Smith and the Covenant Baptist Church in Wickliffe, Ohio, have embarked upon a new ministry outreach to women returning to society after a period of incarceration. In this episode, Rev. Smith and I talk about the COTAAN project, how it got started, what it's goals are, and just what COTAAN stands for.

For more information about the COTAAN project, visit

For information about how AB Women's Ministries is supporting the COTAAN project, visit

To learn more about prisoner re-entry and aftercare ministries, visit the website of American Baptist Home Mission Societies. You will find links to contact Rev. Fela Barrueto there as well.


Tags: Interviews · Economic empowerment · Advocacy · prisoner re-entry and aftercare