Thursday, August 25, 2011

Mike Barber - NFL Great To Prison Ministry

After 10 years in the NFL, Mike Barber left football behind to focus all of his attention on bringing Christ to those in prison. Mike started Pro-Claim Ministries 25 years ago and has such a passion to share Christ and “proclaim liberty to the captives” (Isaiah 61). I cannot even begin to describe how powerful Mike’s teaching was to our Nashville staff and residents on Tuesday. It was an amazing time of ministry about attitude and how we either compliment or contaminate the atmosphere around us! I would challenge you to listen to Mike’s message (click here). I believe every single person should hear this message by Mike as I know it will definitely impact your life as it did each and every one of our staff and residents!!!

If you want to read more about our time together, check out the web story that was done about Mike’s visit to Mercy, along with several comments from our current residents.

I consider it a privilege to know and be connected to Mike Barber and his wife, DeAnne. I had the great honor to speak in the prisons in Texas with the Barbers in June, and I was blown away by the excellence in how they are reaching those behind bars. For more information about Mike Barber and Pro-Claim Ministries, check out their website at You definitely do not want to miss out on what God is doing through Mike Barber and this amazing ministry!!