A Word from the President


Welcome to Catalyst Ministries!

Catalyst Ministries was formed to answer God's call into the prisons of West Virginia. Our mission is to be the God of the Bible's Spiritual Catalyst of real, lasting transformation within the lives of the incarcerated, thus leading to culture change within our prisons, safer communities upon release and restoration and reconciliation of families.

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Mount Olive Bible College


Mt. Olive Bible College, funded by Catalyst Ministries, and sponsored by Appalachian Bible College, continues the state-wide effort to permanently improve the culture in the West Virginia Prison System.

This new West Virginia Prison Bible College is unique to all but two, prisons in America (we modeled our Bible College after that of the Louisiana State Penitentiary’s at Angola, LA and The Darrington Seminary in Texas).


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Life-Changing Testimonies

Listen to their hearts!

This has been a real eye opener these past four months. I have felt the Holy Spirit working on me every single week .These in-depth classes have greatly expanded my understanding and knowledge of Jesus Christ. As time in class goes by, I feel more and more confident with this new and additional information. I truly believe that the combination of my past experience, other college classes that I took in the past, which included the RSAT gradation and the new training I now am receiving, will make a difference in this prison!

I feel that the Holly Spirit is leading me to be a much more effective worker in the changing of the lives of people around this facility. As I have progressed through this semester and while studying in the pod where I live, I have had several fellow inmates ask for information about Jesus. With these questions comes an opportunity to get to know them better and help them with the problems they might have. As the time goes by I see more and more people, watching, listening and truly curious about what we do!