Metanoia Prison Ministries

Discipleship and outreach to prisoners.

About the Ministry

Metanoia Prison Ministries offers churches the opportunity to develop a discipleship and outreach ministry for prisoners in their own communities. We offer the key tools for an all-inclusive ministry including evangelism, discipleship and reintegration of prisoners. Correspondence courses are offered to prisoners by our churches, using the curriculum Metanoia provides. Since we have developed these courses ourselves, they represent biblical study in the reformed tradition, and they take the student from the very basics of the faith to advanced levels.

Lowell Ivey


Lowell Ivey served over 15 years in prison for the crime of armed robbery, where he was set free by the Gospel of Jesus Christ. After his release in 2009, he was warmly welcomed into the fellowship of a small Presbyterian church in Longview, Texas. There he met his wife, Mae, whom he married in 2011. He attended Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary with the dream of serving in full-time prison ministry as an ordained minister. After graduating from seminary in 2015, he served a yearlong internship, and felt the Lord was calling him into pastoral ministry. He has served as pastor of Reformation Presbyterian Church in Virginia Beach, Virginia,...