Our Mission

Mission Statement

In response to the call and example of Christ, Yokefellow Prison Ministry of N.C., Inc. motivates and encourages prisoners, yoked in personal relationships with community volunteers, to examine their lives; experience the forgiveness, healing and power of God’s love; and return from incarceration with a covenant commitment to, and new disciplines for, personal responsibility and contribution to family and community.

Woman behind bars


Yokefellows voluntarily accept a common discipline in living the Christian life which includes:

  • VolunteersPrayer: To pray every day, preferably at the beginning of the day.
  • Scripture: To seek God’s guidance through reverent reading of the Bible every day, following a definite plan.
  • Worship: To participate, at least once a week, in public worship of God.
  • Money: To return to God a definite portion of my income to support the Christian cause.
  • Service: To invest a specific amount of my time in humble acts of love and service to others.
  • Witness: To make an unapologetic witness in daily life, daily work, daily words.
  • Study: To become a better informed Christian by careful study of Christian books.


In addition to these seven disciplines, Yokefellows commit themselves to participate in a weekly Yokefellow meeting for sharing, support, encouragement and accountability for Christian growth.

Live Testimonies

Learn how inmates are being affected by Yokefellow’s ministry.

Four-Part Testimony

To God be the Glory

To God be the glory ! from Pat Ford on Vimeo.

Bruce Pate’s Interview with William Friday

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Interested in volunteering? Visit the How to Volunteer page.

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