RJ Donovan Correctional Facility
Pastors to Prisoners
Roger Ziegler, Yard Pastor at Donovan State Prison
Cellular: (619) 813-6188
We believe it is not enough simply to incarcerate lawbreakers. Punishment must include an opportunity for rehabilitation in order to limit the prison population and give offenders an opportunity to make a positive contribution to society. Lasting change comes from the inside out, through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Public monies provide only one Protestant Chaplain per institution to serve upwards of 4000+ inmates on several yards within each prison. We provide a non-institutional resource for men interested in changing their lives, maintaining the Chapel open for Bible studies, worship services and counseling throughout the day and evening. Pastors are able to meet and know the men where they are and be available for counseling on a daily basis. They are able to be Christian role models for those inside, and are often the first one a non-churched inmate has ever had. Pastors are able to reinforce the fact that there are people who care about the inmates as individuals and want to see them succeed. Although located within a "punishment" setting, they do not punish. Instead, they provide guidance for inmates; preparing them for release and teaching them to make choices that will change the life situation that landed them in prison.
Our sewing & craft group meets every Friday from at 10:00am to 12:00pm in Fellowship Hall. Here we make blankets for the homeless, clothing for Samaritan's purse and many other items for our community.
Refuge Prayer Warriors
Join our CDO Prayer Warrior Prayer Team! As a prayer partner, you join with other believers in our church to lift up one another in prayer on a on a weekly basis. When you submit your email address, you will receive a weekly email of prayer requests submitted to us by our team. We also meet once a month to pray together as a church.
Our Food Pantry is open from 9:00am-2:00pm Thursdays & Fridays. We gladly collect donations Sundays before and after our church service.
The Food Pantry is open to anyone in need. We are happy to provide you with nonperishable items and help guide you to local resources. Feel free to contact us if you need further information.
Samaritan's Purse - Operation Christmas Child & Angel Tree - A Program of Prison Fellowship
CDO Baptist Church is actively apart of Operation Christmas Child. Our church collects specific items monthly in order to be able to fill more shoeboxes at the end of the year. We collect and distribute shoeboxes which include the Gospel message of Jesus Christ throughout the world. Shoeboxes allow the Gospel into areas which might not ever hear the good news of Jesus Christ!
Angel Tree Prison Fellowship is also near and dear to our hearts. Here we are able to purchase gifts on behalf of the incarcerated parent, showing their child that their mom or dad loves them, even from prison. God often times provides the opportunity to share the Gospel with their family.