Impact Report




2017 was a year of transition for TJM with the retirement of Rev Jack Marsh, a founder of TJM, and the hiring of Rev. Stuart Warren to lead the organization and continue to fulfill Rev. Marsh’s vision. Our mission has always been to "share God's message of hope with those in jail," and that will continue under Stuart Warren's leadership.


One full time employee and one part-time administrator facilitate the work of 31 volunteer chaplains and 91 worship teams who minister within the Hamilton County Justice Centers. Additionally, TJM serves as the training and credentialing center for clergy wishing to gain access to many correctional and treatment facilities in Hamilton County, saving tax dollars for Hamilton County tax payers. Our total volunteer roster includes roughly 650 individuals that requires regular servicing.

The number one visit, in terms of recidivism, is a visit from clergy.
— Dr. Harold Dean Trulear

Major Activities/Accomplishments

  • Worship teams’ minister to an average of 500 inmates per week.

  • Our chaplains fulfill an average of 30 inmate requests per week requiring an average of 40+ hours of chaplain time.

  • Our reading glasses ministry ministry distributed 603 pairs of eye glasses to inmates.

  • TJM responded to an average of 100+ requests/month from inmates. These requests consisted primarily for prayers, rosaries, Bibles, reading material, and eye glasses.

  • TJM works with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department on background checks (every two years), badges for our volunteers, and fulfill continuing education requirements for our volunteers.

  • Educate, monitor, and mentor our volunteers in order to protect and cultivate the privilege that TJM has been granted by the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department to offer God’s message of hope to those incarcerated in the Hamilton County jails.

  • Moved the TJM office to 525 W. 5th Street, Suite 108, Covington, KY 41011.

  • “Cookies at Christmas” sourced, packaged and delivered 15,000 cookies to roughly 2,000 inmates and 300 sheriff’s deputies at Christmas.

  • The CEO serves as a consultant to the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department on religious matters.


TJM is a 501 (c) (3) organization. Funding comes from 3 major sources – The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department, local churches and religious organizations, and individual donations. 

  • 2018 revenues - $91,046.34

  • 2018 expenses - $84,897.56

2018 Goals and Measures

  1. We will document a year-end total of 20,000 inmates attending worship services in 2018. To do this we will rely on reports by Worship Teams submitted online and through the mail.

    • In 2018, we documented a total attendance of 23,000 inmates attending worship services.

  2. We will document that we will have a chaplain on scene within 1.5 hours of being requested for all death notifications. A success rate of 100 % will be determined by recording the time/date of request vs. time date of chaplain’s response.

    • In 2018, we responded to 100% of all death notifications within the 1.5 hour goal and 100% of grief intervention requests by day’s end.

  3. We will have a chaplain respond by the end of the day for all grief intervention requests. A success rate of 90% will be determined by recording the time/date of request vs. time date of chaplain’s response.

    • In 2018, we responded to 97% of all grief intervention requests by the end of the day of each given request.

  4. We will average at least 4.7 out of 5.0 evaluation indicating the quality of our training. This will be measured by the responses to evaluations distributed at the end of each training session. This goes to one of our key areas, and strengths, of helping people grow in jail ministry and as disciples.

    • Due to a transition in leadership, this evaluation is unable to be located and assessed.