Every Monday night the Calvary Chapel Greer jail ministry team enters the Greenville County Detention Center to share the Gospel, lead lost men to Christ, and disciple inmates with long-term sentences. Few words can describe this experience. The Holy Spirit is always moving, and He asks us to respond, no matter which side of the bars we are on. The enemy is constantly at work, and as you can imagine, spiritual warfare is always a struggle inside the walls of a jail or prison.

One of our goals is to encourage the men and help them understand that they have done nothing that Jesus didn’t overcome on the cross. We are all in need of a Savior! Many times we laugh, cry, and share struggles. It is so moving to see men’s hearts truly broken, and knowing that their relationships with the Lord grow each day is such a blessing. We hope that once these men leave the jail, they never return. We often say “I hope I never see you again!” Of course, we are speaking of seeing them in jail again. The truth is that we will see many of the inmates in Heaven!


For any inquiries or if you would like further information on how to be a part of this ministry, send an email with questions or requests to Bruce Berryhill at; bruce@calvarygreer.org

Psalms 51:10-12, “Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me away from Your presence, And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, And uphold me by Your generous Spirit.”