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"New hope after committing 75 armed robberies." - Sandy Howard, Inmate Success Story


Former prison inmate "Sandy" Howard in his own words:

"I committed 75 armed robberies. I'm ashamed of that fact. But while I was in prison, I found my way to the Chapel of Hope (COH) and its programs. It was there that God defused my anger and showed me the way through my violence."

Chapel of Hope builds chapels in Texas prisons for people like Sandy. Noted public, state and national leaders who support Chapel of Hope include: Former Governor of Texas Rick Perry; Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Chaplain Jerry Groom, Director of Chaplains, Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice (TDCJ).

Also included: President George W. Bush. As governor, he presented COH Founder and President, Frank Graham, with the "Governor's Volunteer Service Award" on behalf of the TDCJ. Click here for videos of other supporters.  The need for more COH chapels is greater than ever to support the field ministers graduating from the new in-prison Seminary our chapels facilitate.

If you support God's handiwork, will you put your money where your faith is?

COH is supported by donations only, not by tax-payer funds. Our eight existing chapels offer inmates a place for programs of spiritual renewal and a new moral beginning. That can reduce crime on Texas streets -- helping you, your family, and all Texans to be safer.

We need people of faith to donate at least $50 to be a Hope Builder. Or, become a Hope Builder Ambassador. Chapel of Hope is "non-profit," so your donation is tax deductible. We're "non-profit," making donations tax deductible. There is no more worthy cause than Chapel of Hope. Think it over and please donate.

"I'd have to break out of prison to go to church." - Inmate, Texas Department of Criminal Justice


Life behind prison walls in Texas.

For prison inmates locked away in Texas, the environment is desolate and, some feel, hopeless from day one. As one inmate put it, if he wanted to go to church, he'd have to break out of prison first.There are 75+ Texas prisons with no dedicated place for offenders to worship. The mission of Chapel of Hope Ministries (COH) is to build chapels inside all Texas prisons. We started in 1997 with a chapel built at Hutchins State Jail in Dallas. By 2010, our eighth chapel was in operation at the Huntsville prison. 

The need for more COH chapels is greater than ever to support the field ministers graduating from the new in-prison Seminary, which our chapels help facilitate.

Do you have enough compassion to become a Hope Builder?

COH is supported only by donations, not by tax-payer funds. We need people of compassion and faith to make donations so we can continue to build these islands of peace and spiritual restoration in other Texas prisons -- at least 75 more! These chapels, and the programs they host, offer inmates a place for spiritual transformation that can deter them from returning to a life of crime.

Can you, will you, donate at least $50 to be a Hope Builder? There's also the option to become a Hope Builder Ambassador. Chapel of Hope is "non-profit," so your donation is tax deductible. Please donate now and hank you in advance for your support.