Regeneration Rehabilitation Reintegration

Mission Gate Prison Ministry
Mission Gate Prison Ministry

Turning lives from 

crime to Christ


Turning lives from 

crime to Christ

Mission Gate Prison Ministry

Welcome to Mission Gate*

Mission Gate is both an in-prison ministry and a residential program for men and women recently released from prisons, jails, or rehabilitation facilities. 

*Accredited by National Alliance for Recovery

*Member of Missouri Coalition of Recovery Support Providers: Missouri Recovery Lifeline

What Mission Gate is all about

Bringing freedom into prison


Our staff and volunteers take the Gospel into Missouri prisons and jails.

They share the Gospel, teach strategies for right living, and help inmates break the chains of crime.

What a privilege it is to see ex-prisoners' eyes light up when they see a ray of hope. Change becomes believable. Life becomes manageable. Living life fully becomes a reality.

A residential reentry program


Our program gives many desperate men and women their last chance to change. 

After 9 months of intensive work, these same individuals stand tall and strong at graduation. They're ready to rejoin their families and contribute to their places of work, churches, and communities.

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Men's programs

Women's programs

Partnering with communities


Local churches and communities are an important part of our recovery program. 

Churches welcome our men and women as contributing members of the congregation, helping them put their spiritual gifts to work. 

Many local employers prefer to hire from Mission Gate because of our residents' positive attitudes, excellent work attendance, and job performance with no worry about drugs or alcohol.

Rick Mathes: Turning Lives from Crime to Christ


Mission Gate is the last chance for many men and women coming out of prison or rehabilitation to create a new healthy and meaningful life. 

Our residents work, study, and diligently prepare for a new way of life as a child of God. Every year more than 300 men, women, and families step out from the dark shadow of prison or addiction and into a future filled with hope and opportunity.

Step through the Mission Gate with us.

Special Events

Christmas Angel Mission Coming Up!

Find out how you can become part of Christmas Angel Mission and watch eyes light up as more than 2,000 children open their gifts!

Every Christmas season, Mission Gate coordinates an enormous effort to collect gifts for the children of prison inmates, ex-offenders, and people struggling with addiction. This ministry relies on volunteers from churches, businesses, and families. 

Learn more about Christmas Angel Mission.


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