Prison to Praise International Home

Today's inmates are tomorrow's neighbors...

Our Leadership

Pastor David Umfreville - Founder of Prison to Praise InternationalPrison to Praise International has been in operation since 1996 and was founded by David Umfreville who continues to serve as Director. David is a graduate and past adjunct professor of Prison Ministry at Criswell College and received his master's degree at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is a Certified Volunteer Chaplain's Assistant with 35 years experience. He served for 27 years as a founding director of the Prison, Jail and Juvenile ministry at First Baptist, Dallas. David is personally endorsed by the North American Mission Board in Prison Missions. He regularly ministers at regional correctional facilities and coordinates the ministry’s volunteers and outreach efforts. David also regularly hosts prison awareness conferences worldwide.

Board of Directors

David Umfreville

Inmate Correspondence Discipleship Manager
Thomas Colarossi, Former Interim Pastor Depew NY, Retired Air Traffic Controller & Former Gideon Member

Board Member
David Tullos - Secretary/ Treasurer
Entrepreneur / Consultant – Oil, Gas, Mining

Board Member
David Wicker III, Retired Executive – Food Industry

Board Member
Rev. Jerry Groom, Ret. Director of Chaplains, Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice
Presently – Sr. Pastor, First Assembly of God, Kaufman, TX

Board Member
Heard Hearon Retired Vice President, Gifford Hill Concrete Company, Dallas TX

Honorary Board Member
Herschel Forester, President, Herschel Forester & Co. Real Estate, Dallas TX

Associate Minister
Reverend James H. Pence – Author, Speaker and Retired Pastor

Fund Raiser
David Dunston – Management Consultant

Legal Counsel
Robert S. Preece, Atty. Dallas TX

Andrea DeMaribus, CPA, Buffalo NY

Outreach Support Advisor
Joseph P. Morgante, Business Consultant, Worship Leader, Buffalo NY