By David Dawson
TRENTON — Going to church on Easter Sunday wasn’t an option for the inmates at the Gibson County jail.
So, sheriff Paul Thomas decided to bring church to the inmates.
What happened next was, as Thomas put it, “just a God thing.” And something Thomas will never forget.
For several hours on the Monday night after Easter, the Gibson County correctional complex took on the feel of an old-time tent revival, with the complex simultaneously hosting 11 separate services — led by 11 guest speakers and 11 worship teams — in each of the pods at the facility.
More than 100 inmates made decisions for Christ that night, with some making professions of faith and others making rededications. Forty of the men are on a list to be baptized.
“It was awesome,” said Thomas. “(Holding these services) was something the Lord had just really laid on me to do. I knew that I might get some pushback or some criticism, but I just knew I had to be obedient to it.” [Read more…]