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Correction Officers For Christ

Bold Enough To Serve God

 
Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid.
— Isaiah 12:2

Who We Are:

NYC Correction Officers For Christ is a fraternal organization under the auspices of the NYC Dept. of Corrections. We facilitate monthly gatherings, host prayer groups, and visit informed and hospitalized members of the service, as well as serve during times of bereavement. 

As Christian Correction Officers we are on the front line behind walls of spiritual warfare everyday. We see the strongholds that Satan has on people from all walks of life. But, we stand strong on John 16:33 and Jeremiah 29:11.


 

Our Mission:

Our mission is to lead all Correctional staff, Civilian employees, and their families to a knowledge of the life changing power of Jesus Christ in a practical and transparent way, as we endeavor to meet human needs in Jesus’ name without discrimination. 


 

What We Believe:

1. There is one God. There are three persons in the Godhead, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. All three are undivided in essence and co-equal in power and glory. (Gen 1:1, Luke 1:3,5, John 14:16-17)

2. We believe that Jesus Christ, by his suffering, death and resurrection made atonement for the whole world. That whosoever believe and accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior shall have eternal life. (John 3:16)

3. We further believe that the scriptures, which consist of the Old and New Testaments, were given by inspiration of God and they only constitute the divine rule of Christian faith and practice. (2 Tim. 3:16, 2 Peter 1:20-21)


 

A Word From Our President:

COFC President, Officer Yvette Hamilton

Throughout life’s journey and life on the job, the Lord has taken me from what I used to be to who I am today; and, I look forward to the person that He is transforming me into. I’ve come to realize that God’s love is not contingent on my perfection, and I’m comforted by the
truth that it’s God who works in me through His word to bring me to His corrected end result. I simply take one day at a time and let God do His work in me.
Of course, every day may not be a good day for me, but in each day I see Christ. So, how do I deal with my bad days? I relinquish each day to God’s corrective will, and I rest in the knowledge that absolutely nothing can separate me from the love of Christ. By taking one step at a time with God I continue to walk towards His divine perfection. Since He’s promised never to leave me, I know that He is with me through the good, bad, happy, sad and even lonely times.

Straight talk: Don’t worry about fixing yourself up first. Simply surrender to Jesus Christ right where you are and let God change you. Without a doubt, God is going to finish the work that He started in you.

In His Service

Yvette Hamilton


 

A Word From Our Vice President:

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Greetings, My name is Steven Bell and I'm presently the 1st Vice President of "Correction Officer for Christ". Our goal is to present hope through Jesus the Christ to our brothers and sister here in the department. 

Psalms 46:1 declares that "God is our refuge and strength and a very present help in the time of trouble". 

As we know trouble times are upon us both in an outside of the workplace. However we believe that the Lord can & will carry you through if you genuinely "Trust & Believe".

In closing, remember God loves all and has no respect of person and is inviting you to put your cares and burdens on him as He cares for you.

God's Blessings, 
Steven L. Bell

A Word From Our Second President:

 Grace to you, and peace, from God our father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I bring you greetings as the 2nd Vice President of Correction Officers For Christ.
I am deeply humbled and forever grateful to be used by God. All it takes is one “YES!”, and the dedication and commitment to follow the vision that was given by God. In other words, make up your mind and follow through.
It is our goal to spread the love and hope of Jesus Christ by being the shining light in a dark situation. With the help of God, we can achieve our goal. Remember, it’s only a test your going through. It’s going to be over real soon. Just keep the faith and don’t give up. Four words that I live by that gets me through the day are, “Can God? God Can!”.

Yours because of Christ,
George Davis

 

Meetings:

Every second Wednesday of each month @ 4:30pm
All MOS Active, Retired and Civilians are welcome.

Location:

 

ST MARKS AME CHURCH
95-18 96 STREET
JACKSON HEIGHTS NY 11369

(Entrance on Northern BLVD)
Gated Parking Available 

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 137
3811 Ditmars Blvd. 
Astoria, NY 11105

Contact Us:

We'd love to hear from you! You can send us an email at hello@nyccofc.com or fill out the form. 

 

Testimonials

It is indeed an asset to have a faith based organization such as Correction Officers for Christ in our department. COFC has visited with members of service who are hospitalized and seeking emotional support during their illnesses. COFC is readily available to minister comforting words during dismal times. This organization has weathered the storm with us. Correction Officers for Christ, you are our Trojan heroes in times of despair, loss, death, tragic events etc. Your work is invaluable.
— Civilian Doreen Medford, Care Unit
There was a period in AMKC that was particularly heavy, and I prayed to the Lord for strength and understanding. COFC President Hamilton came over to AMKC with some COFC saints. They prayed with us in the chapel, which resulted in the weekly AMKC Prayer Group. COFC supported us and gave us prater cards so that staff who were unable to attend could still be prayed for. This time was an enormous blessing to many of us. Souls were saved and encouraged. We praised, prayed for one another, prayed for the jail, and for this agency. Rev. Cato became very involved as well. Thank you COFC for being obedient, and loving on us in our time of need.
— Deputy Warden Helena Smith, DOC Headquarters

PRAYER & WHERE

 

 

Prayer meetings take place weekly in the chapels of the following jails:

GMDC: 12:00 Mon - Fri
RMSC: 12:00 Mon - Fri
EMTC: Roll Call Prayer Mon - Fri

RNDC: Roll Call Prayer Mon-Fri

*Times are subject to change.

Have a Prayer Request?

 

 

Stop by and pray with us. If you can’t stay and pray, you may place your prayer request in the prayer box located in the chapel of each prayer location listed above or you can submit it in the form below!