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Saddleback Church welcomes prison inmate of 30 years as new ministry leader

from Christian Headlines

A former prisoner who spent more than 30 years behind bars has become Saddleback Church’s leader of Mercy Ministry, a ministry to prisoners. Christian Today reports that Danny Duchene, who was sentenced to prison at the age of 19 for killing two men, read Warren's book while in prison and reached out to the pastor. "In prison, I read Pastor Rick's bestseller Purpose Driven Life, and wrote to him. The prison soon started buzzing with cell groups to study the book. Inmates were baptized inside the prison campus. Saddleback's Celebrate Recovery program began in the prison, and gave an opportunity to prisoners to have support to now do the right thing for the first time in their lives," Duchene said. more

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