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    From Inmate to Pastor: The Story of Clifford Jones

    “Can a man, who is for society virtually called no good, murderous, a menace to society, actually change into a decent and respectable human being with gifts to help society? That’s a million dollar question.

    – Clifford Jones

    Clifford Jones was sentenced to 50 years at Angola Prison. A prison in which many enter and few are expected to leave due to the length of sentencing – a fact that leaves little hope for the inmates. One day while walking Angola’s grounds “frustrated and mad,” Jones stopped beneath a tree, and it is there that he heard God speak to him: “Take care of my business, and I’ll take care of yours.” Thinking himself crazy, Jones says he walked the yard one more time, but once again as he got to the tree God repeated himself. It was in this moment Jones decided to join the Bible college gaining momentum within the walls of Angola.


    The New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary’s extension center at Angola Prison changed the direction of Jones’s life drastically. Though demanding, Jones flourished in the four-year program and began preaching on the yard and ministering to communities within Angola. “The college has been a beacon of light to me. It has given me so much strength and study habits to understand and explain the Gospel.” He served 12 years of his sentence before being granted clemency and a second chance at freedom. “When I walked out that gate, I had to just sit there and stop for like ten minutes and ponder and pray. And when I was finished praying, a peace came over me. A silent peace letting me know that everything is in God’s hands, it’s going to be alright.”


    Jones became an assistant pastor at St. John Baptist Church after leaving Angola, but did not forget those he left behind. Every three weeks he takes a ministry team to give encouragement and hope to the inmates of Angola, standing as an example of what could happen for them. He has since become the pastor at Light My Way at Sonrise and River of Life Worship Center.


    “You can take bitterness, and you can change it to betterment. And yes a man can change. I don’t care what he’s done. He can actually change, but God has to change the man from the inside out. Take that stony, murderous heart of the flesh out of him and store in him a new heart and a new hope. I’m a living witness.” – Clifford Jones.


    As we at EchoLight begin the process of bringing Experiencing God: Angola to the big screen, it is Pastor Jones’s story and others like him that inspire us, bring hope to our hearts and fill us with the knowledge and understanding that God can not only be known, He can be experienced.

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    Get Involved with Experiencing God: Angola

    You may be one of millions of lives impacted by Henry Blackaby’s Experiencing God Bible study. Another of these lives was that of Burl Cain, warden of the Angola prison in Louisiana, a prison once touted as the “bloodiest prison in America.” Today, Angola stands as an exemplary prison with countless lives transformed by the power of God through the Experiencing God Bible study. It’s an amazing story that proves God gives hope to the hopeless.

    We believe this story deserves to be shared with the world, but we need your help. Join us on social media and invite your friends as we build support to bring this incredible story to the big screen and help even more people experience God in a whole new way.

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  • Vanished Underground Launches Worldwide


    VANISHED Left Behind: Next Generation is a youth­ focused film that will impact teens around the world. This movie is going to be in theaters in February 2016. As a ministry tool for youth leaders, we’ve built the Vanished Underground (visit, a community where youth get to talk about what it means to live a life of faith in today’s culture, get exclusive movie ­related content, and win prizes including a grand prize trip to the red carpet Hollywood premiere. And it’s all FREE! The film is sure to spark conversations with believers and non­-believers alike, and you’re invited to get involved.


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    77 Chances DVD in Stores Now

    Jason Shaw has always dreamed of being a professional photographer, but since the death of his mother, his dream has been put on hold and he’s struggling to find meaning in his life. One fateful night he meets the girl of his dreams only to lose her in a tragic accident. Jason wakes up to realize he’s been given another chance to save this beautiful life.

    77 Chances is now available in stores. Visit these locations to get your copy today.

    Christianbook Distributors
    Send The Light Distribution
    Midwest Tape


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