Restorative Justice/Jail Ministry

The WRBA has been a part of Jail Ministry for many years, but there is a bigger need than just ministering within the jails. Many other people are affected by crime and the consequences. Restorative Justice/Jail Ministry was created to serve the offenders in jail, ex-offenders once they are released, family members of the offenders, and those affected by the crime. These people are often overlooked, usually because it’s unclear how best to support them. Restorative Justice/Jail Ministry will help the community pull together to address these issues.


A primary activity of the Restorative Justice/Jail Ministry is worship services at the county jail. To volunteer for this ministry, follow the instructions below.

*In-person worship services will resume in April 2021.

Click on the 'Volunteer Application' below and fill out online, once completed print your application, sign, scan and send electronically to Lt. Sue Tweedle.

If you are unable to send electronically your application can be mailed to McLennan County Jail, Attn: Lt. Sue Tweedle, 3201 State Hwy. 6, Waco, TX 76705.

Questions, contact Chaplain Larry Turner.

Donate funds for Bibles

There are strict guidelines as to what is allowed in the jail, so any book has to be approved before it can be used. The WRBA works with the local authorities and provides the jail with approved Bibles. However, the increasing number of requests for Bibles and Christian Literature has exceeded the monthly orders and allowance. Donations to help with Bible purchases go a long way in keeping the jail’s shelves stocked. You can donate by check (made out to WRBA with a note of “Jail Bibles”) at the WRBA office, mail it to P.O. Box 1848, Waco, TX 76703 or click the Donate button below.

Click HERE for a printable brochure.

For more information about Jail Ministry, contact the Jail Ministry Coordinator at