WE ARE CHANGING SOCIETY VIEW, ONE LIFE AT A TIME.
The Official Non-Profit Partner for Ferguson 1000/Global 1000
The mission of Manasseh is to provide social services to families in need, with special emphasis to families struggling with love ones incarcerated.
Manasseh, working as a nonprofit organization, has been serving families with loved ones incarcerated and others in need since 1996. Manasseh, through its kind giving over the past 22 years has given $5.1 million to over 51, 000 families. Manasseh has logged over 65,000 hours of prison visitation hours in the last 22 years, while providing biblical teaching principals and healthy relationship classes. Serving anyone is the pleasure of the staff at Manasseh. Should you ever need the services of Manasseh please contact us. If Manasseh is unable to service your request, we will contact partners to assist you. Thank you for taking the time out to visit Manasseh Ministry. It is our hope that you will enjoy your experience with us and share your experiences with others. God bless you and remember: Until we help others outside our comfort zones, we are only helping ourselves.
Meet the Team
Reverend Jackson Founder and CEO
Pastor Richard Jackson, Founder and CEO of Manasseh Ministry, brings over 20 years of experience to serving ex-offenders and their families. He has a Bachelors in Pastoral Care. He has received various certifications and training in his field including; Certified Healthy Relationship Facilitator, Mentor, and Certified Substance Abuse Facilitator. Pastor Jackson has been involved as the Repairers of Breach Church since 2010. He has taught re-entry classes in prisons and local jails since 2007.
Minister Clara Reese Secretary
Minister Clara Reese currently serves as secretary on the Manasseh Board of Directors for 18 years.Currently, she attendsBrookes Bible College. Minister Reese received a Bachelors of Art in Business Administration and Masters of Art in Management and Leadership from Webster University. As a certified Adult Education and Literacy Instructor, she has taught adult education for the Parkway and St. Louis Public Schools.Her passion for rightly dividing the word of God is reflected in her teachings as a Sunday School and Bible Study Teacher.Minister Reese is the founder of Abounding Grace Ministries.
Larry Howard Vice President
Ministry Larry Howard has a AA from Lincoln University. He serves as the Vice Chair and leader of the Prison Ministry since 2009. He brings to the table over 15 years of experience in serving ex-offenders and their families. He is loyal and dedicated member of our Board.
Cynthia Witherspoon Treasurer
Cynthia Witherspoon is Manasseh Ministry Treasurer. Ms. Witherspoon is an accomplished graduate of TSU. She previously served as an Accounting and Finance Officer for the U.S. Airforce. Currently, she is an Accountant at SLU and Mentor for Family Resources Center and Harmony Grand Chapter Order of th Eastern Star.
Important Educational Facts
Over the last 25 years the number of incarcerated peoples has quadrupled
From 1991-2007, the number of children whom have a father incarcerated had increased 77% and the number of children whom have a mother incarcerated had increased by 131%
When a loved one is incarcerated, it has long-lasting emotional, social, and economic effects on the family and the individual themselves
Children with an incarcerated parent are some of the most at-risk, and least visible, gourp of children
Around 1.7 million American children have an incarcerated parent; a quarter of these children are still minors
Courtesy of Second Chance Coalition and Minnesota Fathers & Families Network