Date: July 9, 2000

Speaker: Manny Mill

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Equipping others to bridge the gap from prison to the local church

Manny Mill is Founder and National Director of Koinonia House National Ministries, Inc., a post-prison ministry equipping others to bridge the gap from prison to the local church.

In 1986, the Lord Jesus Christ found Manny while he was running from the FBI in Caracas, Venezuela. After surrendering his life to the Lord, he returned to the United States and served time in prison. In 1988, Manny received one of the first Charles W. Colson Scholarships awarded to ex-prisoners to attend Wheaton College. There he earned a BA in Biblical Studies (1989) and an MA in Theological Studies (1991). Manny was ordained to the work of the Gospel ministry in May 1991.

The First Koinonia House, organized in late 1990, was the result of Manny's sharing with a few others his vision and personal experience of how the local church provided spiritual and physical help to him upon his release from prison. The national model for post-prison ministry was developed from that first house, and Koinonia House National Ministries, Inc. was formed in 1997.

As the national director, Manny preaches and teaches at conferences, retreats, colleges, churches and prisons around the country. A native of Cuba, he also delights in opportunities to preach and teach in his first language, Spanish. He and his wife are trained instructors for Prison Fellowship's In-Prison Seminars. Manny also works as an advocate for the church in prisons. He challenges the church outside the prison walls to support and embrace Christian inmates while they are in prison and upon their release. He was instrumental in developing a resolution entitled The Church's Responsibility to Prisoners which was adopted by both the National Black Evangelical Association and the National Association of Evangelicals in 1997. He has appeared on several radio, television, and cable television programs, including programs that broadcast Manny's testimony over 1,500 stations in 147 countries.

In September 1994, he received the “Good Neighbor Award” presented annually by the DuPage AME Church in recognition of service to the community. Manny is a member of the Wheaton Ministerial Association and the West Suburban Evangelical Fellowship, a local association of the National Association of Evangelicals. He served as president of that organization from 1995-1996.

A father of four children, Manny resides with his wife Barbara and son Howard in Wheaton, Illinois. The Mills are active members of First Baptist Church of Wheaton.

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