March 30, 2023
Season 4 - Episode 8
Building Men of Valor with
Raul Lopez and Geneiveve Turner
This week, #TheBassSisters highlight Men of Valor. A Tennessee-based Christian ministry that works with men in prison. Men of Valor is committed to winning men in prison to Jesus Christ and discipling them. Their purpose is to equip them to re-enter society as men of integrity – becoming givers to the community rather than takers.
According to Men of Valor, nationally, 70% of men released from prison will return to prison.
Raul and Genevieve share how through Bible-based programming, aftercare/re-entry services, and the involvement of committed staff and volunteers, Men of Valor’s success rate beats both national and statewide statistics. In fact, for men who complete Men of Valor’s 6-month program inside the prison and 12-month program outside the prison, the recidivism rate is below 15%.
If 98% of prisoners will someday be released, we must do more than talk about restoration and second changes. Learn more at MOVMinistry.org.
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Bishop Garland Hunt
Garland R. Hunt , an Atlanta native, is a proven strategic leader with a dynamic ministry background and extensive experience in leadership, management, and pastoral care.
After completing a B.A. from Howard University in 1980 and J.D from Howard University Law School in 1983, he served as a judicial law clerk and staff attorney with the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
In 1993, he founded the Raleigh International Church; an influential ministry with the mission of reconciliation in Raleigh, NC. As senior pastor, Garland grew the church from the ground up. At the time of his departure in 2000, the church was thriving with well over 500 active members attending weekly. Hunt moved from Raleigh, NC back to his hometown of Atlanta GA to serve as executive pastor of the Father’s House. He also acted as chief operating officer of the church, while providing leadership development and training to staff and members.
His executive leadership spans some 28 years, with the Fellowship of International Churches, Wellington Boone Ministries, and New Generation Campus Ministries. He has served in many state and national leadership roles. In 2004, he was appointed to the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles by Governor Sonny Purdue and served as chairman of the Parole Board in 2006. In 2010, Hunt was commissioner of the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice. In 2011, he served as president of Prison Fellowship.
In March 2015, Bishop Wellington Boone installed Bishop Hunt as Senior Pastor of the Father’s House. Each week, Bishop Hunt demonstrates his pastor’s heart through his passionate preaching and vibrant leadership.
In case you were wondering… Bishop Hunt is a die-hard Falcons and Hawks fan!