Prison Prevention Ministries started (in 1979) with a small group of businessmen meeting in prayer for those within our community that were forgotten, ignored or removed from society…but needing to hear about the love of Jesus.

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Founding director, Colonel Roger Ingvalson, a Vietnam War POW 1968 – 1973, wondered why God had spared his life; he learned that God had prepared just the place for him – ministering to prisoners.

PPM has grown from a local prison ministry into a regional prevention ministry for both inmates and youth. Roger Ingvalson said it best "Through the years the message has always been the same-JESUS". Over the years countless volunteers, former and present staff members and financial supporters have been diligent in sharing the Gospel message with those in prison and at-risk youth.

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  • Frank Brock, Founding Chairman
  • Pam Cooley
  • Lee Corbin
  • Marion Gaston
  • Oscar Harman
  • Robert Huffaker, Sr
  • Ted Hutcheson
  • Bill Joe Jackson
  • Dean Sipple
  • Bill Taylor
  • J.A. Warre

©2017 Prison Prevention Ministries, Inc.

302 Spruce Street, P.O. Box 3026
Chattanooga, TN 37404

  • Main: (423)622-5768
  • Fax: (423)622-5571