Mike Palombi in New Jersey State Prison, Speaking as a reformed inmate and healed addict.
Mike Palombi praying with a group of men at Bethany Church.


The mission of Prisoner of Hope Ministries is to share the transforming love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ to impact the hearts and lives of incarcerated men, women, and youth, to become loving and productive citizens of their communities.

Your gift today will help reach incarcerated men and women with the Good News of the Gospel. Thanks to you, lives are changed, families are restored, and communities are made safer.

Read on below to learn more about what we do, where we go, and how you can be involved!

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What We Do

It isn’t often that a story this powerful comes along. Mike Palombi’s message of hope is encouraging, inspiring, and a welcomed antidote for those struggling with the condition of hopelessness. His message is delivered powerfully, simply, and not without answers to some of life’s most troubling circumstances.

While men, women, and youth are incarcerated, we visit the prisons to share Mike’s story of crime and addiction, salvation, restoration, and redemption. We provide Mike’s memoir, “How’s It Feel, Tough Guy?” to prisons for the inmates to read his story.

Prisoner of Hope Ministries also works with men, women, and youth stuck in the clutches of addiction. We visit rehabilitation centers, juvenile detention centers, drug treatment facilities, recovery groups, and more.

Prisoner of Hope Ministries brings the light, love and friendship of Jesus Christ into the lives of prisoners and their families. They learn they are forgiven, and they learn they are loved. It is truly a life changing, and often life saving experience.

Whether you are an inmate, an addict, a housewife, or a church pastor, Mike’s message crosses multi-cultural boundaries and respectfully challenges every man and woman, young and old, to re-evaluate their own lives and choose how they will live.

Mike’s message of hope has reached audiences, large and small, in prison, church congregations, schools for at-risk youth, drug treatment facilities, recovery groups, and youth and men’s groups.

Where We Serve:

We serve wherever we are called. We have traveled and will travel throughout the Unites States.

How to Get Involved:

– Purchase books to donate them to a prison for inmates

– Donations for the ministry (travel, supplies, books, translations of the book, etc.)

**Donations are not non-taxable at this point in time. We are currently in the application process for our 501(c) 3 status.

The Coast Star People Mike Palombi speaking at Passaic Jail, New Jersey
Mike Palombi speaking at a men’s group.