Time For Change Ministries
Time For Change Ministries provides Biblical resources for use in the prison environment. These resources are written in a way that clearly expounds the passage and presents the gospel, while taking into account certain factors that specifically affect prisoners. These include the average literacy level of a UK prisoner, prevalent mental health issues, ADHD and vulnerabilities of prisoners. The result is an interactive and engaging presentation of the Bible.
Who is involved?
Not to us, O LORD, not to us but to your name be the glory… Psalm 115 v 1
Gillian has been involved in prison ministry since 2006, after visits to Filipino prisons with Philippine Outreach Centre Ministries (POCM). She then started a weekly Bible study for prisoners in HMP Cardiff.
Prior to pioneering Time For Change Ministries in 2012, Gillian gained a Diploma in Applied Theology at Redcliffe College and worked with Christianity Explored Ministries, co-writing the Christianity Explored Prison Edition and Discipleship Explored Prison Edition.
Gillian has been a Christian since her early 20’s, and is a member and Mission Partner of Highfields Church, Cardiff. She is a Prison Chaplain at HMP Cardiff and HMP Prescoed and continues to visit the Philippines and work alongside the POCM prison ministry team. Gillian is a Crosslinks Associate Mission Partner.
Working on specific projects:
Various writing projects
Ali is a proofreader and copy-editor who has worked freelance for various publishers and with Gillian on written projects.
She was a linguist and translator with Wycliffe Bible Translators and has a degree in music from the Royal Academy of Music, a Diploma in Applied Theology from All Nations Christian College and a PGCE in secondary music teaching.
Mental Health Seminar
Claire is a psychiatrist who became interested in prison ministry whilst working at a secure forensic hospital and undertaking mental health clinics in prison. Claire and Gillian have developed the TFC Mental Health seminar to help people involved in prison ministry to recognise and handle mental health problems.
Claire became a Christian when she was 21 and is a member of Highfields Church in Cardiff. Having become a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and completing a MSc in Psychiatry, she is interested in pursuing further training in the field of biblical counselling.
Julie is a Latin Link missionary based in Oruro, Bolivia. Julie has been working in Bolivia for 15 years and involved for most of that time in prison work through Prison Fellowship Oruro alongside other ministries in her church and previously with students.
At the moment Prison Fellowship Oruro has two main programmes: The Angel Tree Centre, which works with prisoners’ children and their families, and Restoring Hope, which runs restorative justice courses, discipleship and other activities in the local prison and Young Offenders’ Centre.
Gema Albornoz Ramírez
Gema lives in Aguilar, Spain, where she is an English teacher. Gema reads through Julie’s Spanish translations, as a second pair of eyes, to check they are accurate.