A Brief History of Prison Mission Association

In 1955 Joe Mason had a visitation ministry in a small circuit of county
jails in Texas. As inmates responded to the Gospel the need increased
for a free Bible correspondence program to help new Christians
become grounded in the scriptures. The result was the establishment of
Prison Mission Association, formed with the goal of reaching prisoners
for Christ and helping them study God's Word.

Although PMA's primary focus is on America's inmate population, it
became apparent that not all of our students were incarcerated. There
are also many groups and individuals not directly associated with PMA
who are using our materials for prison and non-prison ministries both in
the US and abroad. Bible Correspondence Fellowship is the branch
of PMA that handles all English correspondence courses. Estudio
Biblico Bereano
was established to minister to the Hispanic community
through Bible correspondence courses. Today our student base is
drawn from nearly twenty countries spanning all six populated

PMA's home office is now located in Port Orchard, Washington with a
regional office in Burnsville, MN where Pastor Dwight Anderson is located. We have expanded our ministry by making our correspondence lessons available through e-mail and over the Internet.

A video on the life of PMA founder Joe Mason can be viewed by clicking here