For twenty-two years, Scott lived a life as a career criminal with thirty-five arrests, eight felony convictions, and five prison sentences to his record. Ultimately, he surrendered his heart to Christ while incarcerated in 2005, and he was never the same. God has sent him back to the incarcerated population to show prisoners the way out. He has had the privilege of leading thousands of men, women, and children to Christ that are living behind the wire. Scott and Donna K. Rice partnered to write Scott’s book, Behind the Wire: A Prisoners Journey to the Pulpit. Scott distributes copies of his book throughout numerous prisons as a resource to help prisoners find true freedom in Christ.
Today, Scott and his teams continue to go into jails and prisons sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ while distributing his book. After 10 years of full-time church ministry in 2022, Scott & Dannielle stepped out in faith to fully serve God's vision for BTW Ministries. There is also a feature film coming out about their life called “Pardoned by Grace” starring Joey Lawrence and Michael W. Smith.
Lori is a nonprofit administrator for a residential recovery center for men and women. She is a former teen Sunday school teacher with many years of experience serving in multiple capacities in the local church. As a certified peer crisis counselor, she helps both men and women who struggle in dysfunctional lifestyles. She is proficient in bookkeeping, nonprofit administration, and she loves teaching socialization classes, and serving in women’s ministries.
Phil has served with Novo Mission for the last 20 years, focusing on igniting and impacting disciple making movements. A key has been mentoring inmate leaders who have helped to disciple thousands of their fellow inmates and their families on the inside and outside. Phil is ordained with the Evangelical Free Church of America, and has pastored, planted churches, and provided leadership to church planting movements. He also taught at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School for 5 years. He and Ruthann who recently celebrated their 50th Anniversary have four adult children and seven grandchildren. Both found Jesus outside the church as teens and have been reaching others beyond the church ever since.
David along with his wife Deborah founded Revival in Prison Ministries (RIPM) in 2007 while employed with the Indiana Department of Correction, the ministry provided Christian church services at two central Indiana prisons. After retiring in 2011 RIPM was incorporated as a nonprofit organization and conducted its first tent revival in prison. Over the next 8 years, the tent revival ministry grew to serve 10 Indiana prisons where the Gospel was shared with 2000-2500 incarcerated men and women each summer. In 2020 RIPM, decided to partner with Behind the Wire Ministries so the tent ministry would continue upon their retirement.