Jim Liske is the CEO of Prison Fellowship Ministries (PFM), including
Prison Fellowship, Justice Fellowship, and the Colson Center for
Christian Worldview. Since assuming his position of leadership in 2011,
he has overseen PFM's efforts to build the Church inside America's
prison walls, advocate for principles of restorative criminal justice at
the state and national levels, and empower churches to influence the
culture as an expression of a holistic Christian worldview.
As the leader of the nation's largest ministry to prisoners, ex-prisoners,
and their families, Liske has visited and spoken at prisons across the
country, assuring inmates that no life is beyond the reach of God's
grace. He has spoken about the impact of incarceration and the Church's
responsibility to address it in media outlets such as FOXnews.com, World Magazine, and The Frank Pastore Show. He is also a frequent commentator on the Colson Center's nationally syndicated Breakpoint radio program.
During his previous, nine-year tenure as the senior pastor at Ridge Point
Community Church, a large congregation in western Michigan, Liske gained
extensive, hands-on prison ministry. Under his leadership, and inspired
by the ministry of Prison Fellowship, Ridge Point began a para-church
organization that helps newly released prisoners deal with addiction
recovery challenges, find employment and transition back into the
community. The organization has a valuable partnership with the Michigan
Department of Corrections—directly engaged with the Michigan Prison
Reentry Initiative—and has helped numerous former inmates with life
Liske and his wife, Cathy, have two children.