Join 70×7 Muskegon: Christ Centered, Job Anchored Prisoner Re-Entry in Muskegon, MI. “Answering the Call” to be a community of second chances… one story, one relationship, one day at a time.
Jim Liske, Keynote Speaker
Lead Pastor, Christ Memorial Church, Holland Former President and CEO, Prison Fellowship Ministries
Liske has been a pastor for 28 years at various churches in Canada and the US. He recalls that, “God showed me we are all prisoners of our own kinds of sin. We are all recovering from something and re-entering from somewhere.”
He speaks of his call to prisoner reentry ministry: “When you read the Bible through the lens of ministering to prisoners and their families, stories start to jump off the page. Joseph was wrongly imprisoned for an alleged sexual offense. Moses was a murderer. Paul started out as a notorious persecutor of the Early Church. This is the very heart of the Gospel, God taking men and women from the depths of sin and redeeming and restoring them to their full potential. In Matthew 25:36, Jesus says that when we visit the prisoner, we are visiting Him.”