Prison Ministry

The District has many people in our congregations who are involved in volunteer jail and prison ministry. We also have two workers employed by the District part-time to conduct Prison Ministry, the Rev. Charles Olander and the Rev. Stephen Southward. As they share Christ with prison inmates, they truly are seeing lives changed and transformed by the power of God's Word.


Lincoln Correctional Center, Lincoln
Logan Correctional Center, Lincoln

Rev. Charles Olander
Zion Lutheran Church
105 Logan St PO Box 199
New Holland IL  62671
(O) 217/445-2264


Pittsfield Work Camp, Pittsfield
Western Correctional Center, Mt. Sterling
Green County Work Camp, Roodhouse

Rev. Stephen Southward
St. Paul Lutheran Church
1234 W Washington
Pittsfield IL  62363-1655
(O) 217/285-2566
(H) 217/653-3040


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For more information on missions, contact:

Dr. Ken Schurb, Mission Executive
Central Illinois District – LCMS
1850 North Grand Avenue West
Springfield IL  62702-1626
Phone: 217/793-1802
Fax: 217/793-1822


Central Illinois District - Lutheran Church Missouri Synod
1850 North Grand Avenue West
Springfield, IL 62702-1626
Phone: (217) 793-1802 • Fax (217) 793-1822

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