History

Alabama Justice Ministries Network (AJMN) is a nonprofit (IRS 501 (c)3) corporation located in Birmingham, AL created to coordinate and assist state-wide Christian ministry efforts to those impacted by the criminal justice system.

In March 2001 Bill Glass Ministries brought a weekend of Champions to Birmingham. Going into about fifteen area prisons, jails and juvenile detentions centers with over four hundred volunteers and twenty-five athletes and entertainers illustrated a need for cooperation among members of the faith community. No organization existed to connect churches and para-church organizations. Following the Weekend, members of several churches gathered and decided to develop a network of churches, para-church ministries and individuals interested in developing better programs and more effectively using the resources available. The overall purpose is to better serve those involved in the criminal justice system.

Alabama Justice Ministries Network was established in the July of 2001. Bob Doyle was asked to be its Director, a board was formed and operations began.

In 2004 Donna Doyle joined her husband Bob in the management and work of the ministry. She has proved invaluable in expanding the capabilities and efforts of AJMN. She has served as a board member of Shepherd’s Fold, the State Council for Prison Fellowship, currently serves as Region 6 Co-chair for the Governor of Alabama’s Community Partnership for Recovery and Re-Entry and Director of the Jefferson County Jail Ministry and AJMN.
In 2005, AJMN moved into offices through the generosity of on its supporters.

Since its inception AJMN has worked to connect churches and expand the role of the faith community within the prisons, jails, and juvenile detention centers in Alabama. As a result of it’s activities, AJMN and it’s affiliates have developed relationships with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, the Alabama Department of Corrections and the Alabama Department of Pardons and Paroles.

AJMN established itself primarily with the Alabama state prisons, metro Birmingham jails, their chaplains, and supporting ministry and church organizations. AJMN is governed by an active board of directors and follows the financial operating guidelines of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.

Presently, no government sources are used to cover any of these costs. The return on this investment can be many fold. The efforts of AJMN expect to produce a very positive economic effect in Alabama. Former offeners will become tax payers, and because they will have a stake in society, crime will be reduced. The spiritual returns will be significant; however, they are impossible to measure this side of heaven. We believe this will only happen via holistic and permanent individual change through acceptance of Jesus Christ as Lord of their lives.
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