South Texas Prison Outreach 
I was in prison and you came to me.  Matthew 25:36        

We welcome men and women to join S.T.P.O. to help take the love of Jesus into our local jail and area prisons. You could serve as a Bible Study Leader, Music Leader, or Prayer Counselor.

It is not our place to judge or ask questions of the inmates about the reasons they are incarcerated.  Our purpose is to present salvation to the inmates, disciple them, love them, and help them grow in their relationship with Christ.

We provide easy to read bibles and Christian reading materials to the inmates of Matagorda County Jail.  

For more information about the activities of South Texas Prison Outreach, call Bob Struebel at (979) 318-9116, or join us at our next meeting, first Monday of every month, at Ignite Church in Bay City, Texas.

Testimony: After years of ministry, one of the inmates came back to speak with me one evening as I was about to begin Bible Study in one of the prison institutions. A young man approximately 20-25 years of age walked up to me delaying the beginning of our worship saying to me, “I am glad I got locked up.” In shock as I listened, his plea was unusual because most prisoners had excuses or blamed others. He stated, “Since I been in here, I met Jesus. He has changed my life.” What a reason to continue teaching and preaching to prisoners. God’s word will not return without His pre-desired or predestined result. Keep up the good work.


For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.
Then the righteous will answer him, "Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink?  When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?"  The King will reply, "Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me."  Matthew 25:35-40 (NIV)

The S.T.P.O. volunteers work with Mike Barbara Ministries in the state jails.  Please see the event calendar for information about the next men's or women's event.  Also, to participate, you must sign up the Mike Barber Ministers well in advance at