I was in prison and you came to visit me. Matthew 25:36
is a fellowship of prisoners, ex-prisoners, their families, and friends of faith. We seek to mold prison formed faith into the walk of discipleship. The mission of Redemption Church is to cultivate and empower peer leaders who can reach out and help others with similar life experiences.
Inmates have the opportunity to visit with family members and even share a meal provided by churches or brought by family members. Having the opportunity to socialize in a relaxed environment is significant in allowing inmates to begin to think about transitioning back into community.
Worship is at a non-traditional times with a service on Sunday afternoon and on Thursdays evening. Please call the specific church for worship times.
Classes such as Anger Management, AA, NA and Cage Your Rage are also offered. Please call the specific church for current classes and times.
Redemption Kids (watch a video about Redemption Kids on our media link)
Once a week at Penn Ave/Redemption and St. Luke’s/Redemption, a Sunday School class is offered during worship for the children who have a parent in prison.
The child’s parent may be one of the worshipping participants at Redemption, or the child may be one we met through New Day Camp.
Others come from Exodus House and they have a parent that has just been released from prison.
Penn Avenue Redemption Church has a clothing closet. Inmates who are transported to church have an opportunity to shop for clothes for church, job interviews, jobs and clothing for when they are released. The clothing closet also helps the homeless in our area. Donations are always welcome.
Redemption Church Locations
See the links below for locations.
OKC- Penn Avenue Redemption Church
Rev. Adam Leathers,
Redemption Kid’s Director
Rev. Dr. Stan Basler, Director Emeritus
Thursday Night Preacher
1320 N. Pennsylvania
Oklahoma City, OK 73107
Rev. Adam Leathers is the senior pastor at Penn Ave Redemption Church in Oklahoma City and director of CJAMM. He is married to Virginia.
Lawton -Aldersgate Redemption Church
Rev. C. Rick Forthman
S.E. 41st & Ford Road
Lawton, OK 73501
Rev. C. Rick Forthman is senior pastor at Aldersgate Redemption UMC in Lawton. He is married to Margaret and has three children.
Tulsa - St. Luke's Redemption Church
Rev. Brantley Tillery,
Redemption Kid’s Director
1839 N. Boston
Tulsa, OK 74106
Rev. Brantley Tillery is pastor at Tulsa St. Luke's Redemption Church. He graduated from the University of Tennessee at Martin and Asbury Seminary in 1998 with a M.Div. He is married to Cydni and they have three children, Sayre, Sutherlin, and Sheridan.