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Matthew 25:36

"I was in prison and you came to visit"



About Us

KAIROS is an International Christian Ministry. KAIROS Prison Ministry International, Inc. (KPMI) is the parent organization of a body of ministries operating as Chapters that are located in many States and Countries addressing the spiritual needs of incarcerated men, women and children, and to their families and to those who work in the prison environment. Kairos sprang from the Cursillo movement and is supported by Christian volunteers including those from Cursillo, Emmaus, and those other movements that consider Cursillo as their root.

On any given KAIROS weekend you may find our guests to be of the Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Atheist, Wiccan, non-specified or other beliefs.  We welcome all.

KAIROS Inside currently operates in 350 prisons in 31 states in the U. S. and 8 additional countries including the United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa, Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua, Peru and Canada. More than 170,000 incarcerated men and women have been introduced to KAIROS, since its inception.  The current number of volunteers exceeds 20,000 per year. 


The people of KAIROS are called by God to share the love of Christ with those impacted by incarceration. KAIROS encourages believers from a variety of Christian traditions to be volunteers in this Christ-filled ministry. KAIROS programs offer to prison residents, their families, and those who work with them, the opportunity to receive God’s forgiveness through faith in Jesus Christ, and to grow in their faith and servanthood in Christian community.

We stand on the common ground of the following elements of faith:

We in KAIROS believe:

  • The Bible is God’s authoritative and inspired word for our faith and our lives.

  • In the Trinity of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit;

  • In the deity, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ;

  • Friendship with God is a free gift, for God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son so that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.

  • The love of Jesus Christ motivates His followers to provide food for the hungry, drink to the thirsty, welcome to the stranger, clothes for the naked, and visits to the sick and those in prison.

  • In sharing the love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ with all incarcerated individuals, their families and to those who work with them inside and outside the correctional institution.