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Get to know the UPMI Board of Directors  

Our dedicated team is committed to spreading the Word of God and

Providing opportunity to those incarcerated worldwide.

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Our Story

It was in 1980, when UPMI founders were invited to visit a local prison in Alabama. After this visit the Holy Spirit pressed upon their hearts that the inmates were hungering and thirsting to know about Jesus Christ. This began the first delivery of literature by UPMI into the prison.  UPMI delivered two-hundred copies of The Desire of Ages and Steps to Christ to the prison Chaplain for the inmates that day.

A small group was then organized from several local churches and this began the work of United Prison Ministries.  In just over a year, UPMI grew from one to nine prisons per week with 110 volunteers. In 1984, UPMI expanded to other states. In 1989, UPMI extended its reach to hundreds of prisons around the world and became United Prison Ministries International.

UPMI currently serves over four thousand correctional facilities in all 50 states and has distributed more than 78 million Bibles, Bible lessons, and life-changing books free of charge to prisoners and ex-prisoners around the world. Now, countless prisoners have made a decision for Christ and are obedient servants of God because of your prayers and giving.

Board of Directors and UPMI Team

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