By Connie Davis Bushey
News Editor, Baptist and Reflector
DEFIANCE, Ohio — Is Defiance the best place to have a ministry to former inmates?
Yes, says Pastor John, as he is known here. He’s heard the joke about his home town and ministry before. But the reality here is much more serious, he added, and has nothing to do with the French-American War which led to the name of the town.
“We’re not really all that defiant here. We are defying the odds every day, every time we try to help somebody get started again,” said John Cattell, pastor/director, The Disciple’s House, which helps many inmates who come through the 600-bed Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio in nearby Stryker. [Read more…]