Our Story


New Life Prison Ministries offers hope and direction to those impacted by the criminal justice system by presenting the good news of Jesus Christ through interactive Bible correspondence studies, ARC audio devices, video showings and aftercare support upon release.  Our goal is to see lives permanently changed to the glory of God.

Our Vision


We envision a future where all inmates and ex-offenders have the opportunity experience and live a personal relationship with Christ and to ultimately go on to live their lives as responsible and productive citizens in society.



The core values of New Life Prison Ministries are currently under review and will be posted when approved. Estimated: Spring 2018.

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Our Building
Gerrit and Susan

About our Founders

New Life Prison Ministries, (initially New Life Film Ministry), was born in 1980 when two young brothers, eager to share the good news of Jesus Christ, approached officials at the Elgin Middlesex Detention Centre in London, Ontario for the purpose of showing monthly Christian films.

Gerrit and Susan Blok

With chaplains providing direction and encouragement, New Life volunteers began to see the powerful impact films had on many offenders. Within a very short time, the Blok's were asked to conduct one-to-one visitation with men and women who requested follow-up visits. 

In 1982, correspondence courses were launched to respond to the hunger for spiritual growth amongst men and women in prison.

Under the godly and visionary leadership of Gerrit and Susan Blok who served as leaders (1980-2014), the ministry grew rapidly as New Life students and chaplains spread the word about Bible courses throughout the prison system.

God has blessed the work of New Life, and lives have been changed for eternity.

Enough cannot be said about the important role played by the Blok's who, through their sacrificial and dedicated service, were used by God to build New Life Prison Ministries into what it has become today.