We are a part of the body of Christ that is concerned with and dedicated to all those impacted by incarceration.
We are passionate about being present for, with and to the left out, the abandoned, and the forgotten. We serve to remind the rest of the body of true worship, unhindered fellowship, radical inclusion, and mutual understanding.
We believe that if it has been done to the least of these then it has been done unto God. We stand in the gap as believers and followers of Jesus Christ ministering with and to those inside and outside of prison walls.
Our vision is to be a faithful, growing congregation of believers that demonstrates true community and true dedication of our lives to Jesus Christ.
"He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?"
At Cities of Refuge we will be and share the Good news of Jesus Christ by witnessing, loving, and providing places of safety, protection and healing for all those impacted by incarceration.
“But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.”
“Speak to the children of Israel, saying, Appoint out for you cities of refuge, whereof I spake unto you by the hand of Moses:”
Cities of Refuge Christian Church is affiliated with the
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is a Protestant denomination
of approximately 800,000 members in the United States and Canada. It is the one of the largest groups founded on American soil.
Disciples of Christ - Mission
We are Disciples of Christ, a movement for wholeness in a
fragmented world. As part of the one body of Christ, we welcome all to the Lord’s Table as God has welcomed us.
Rev. Dr. Louis D. Threatt is a lover of God’s word and God’s people. A husband, father, preacher and activist. Special programs Instructor at Duke Divinity School, helping students to think theologically about prison ministry and Restorative Justice.