Alamance-Orange Prison Ministry is a 501c-3 which exists to provide and promote spiritual comfort and growth to the men assigned to Orange Correctional Center through services rendered by a full-time community funded Chaplain. The Board of the Ministry is responsible for giving guidance and financial support so that the Chaplain can carry out his/her duties.


The Ministry strives to better prepare OCC residents with skills, abilities and motivation to successfully reintegrate into their communities and families upon release and, where possible, provide support and encouragement to those receiving them. This is to be accomplished by connecting all concerned to available resources to be found at OCC and in the surrounding community.

Some of the programs that AOPM supports are:

  1. Administration of religious programming at OCC (see “Weekly Calendar”).

  2. Provision of pastoral counselling to residents and staff.

  3. Cooperation with volunteers, clergy, and mediators who work with men and their friends/family.

  4. Distribution of clothing and hygiene items donated by volunteers and religious community.


The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,
because the Lord has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the prisoners,
— Isaiah 61:1