Shining Brightly


For 39 years, Chaplain Gary Koly has been using his gifts for the glory of God in prisons across Ohio. Gary shares the Gospel with enthusiasm and an unforgettable smile.  He loves our clients and his winsome ways leave an indelible mark on every life he touches.  By God’s grace, Gary gives hope to the hopeless.

Recently, Gary was chosen to participate in the Bill Glass Behind the Walls evangelistic service at Belmont Correctional Institution in St. Clairsville, Ohio. This is a great honor that has been conferred upon Gary repeatedly over the years.  This year Gary, along with 65 other teammates, visited a total of 2,596 inmates at one facility.  During this event, 211 decisions for Christ were recorded, 117 of which were first-time commitments. We praise the Lord for these decisions. Please pray that each newly-committed individual will become a disciple and grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We are so thankful for you, our partners. Your generosity and faithfulness allow Gary and the rest of the TFM team to press on, shining the light of Jesus into the darkness. May the Lord bring forth a bountiful harvest!


Mike Swiger

True Freedom Ministries is a non-profit organization dedicated to reaching people in jails and prisons, the homeless, the elderly in nursing homes, and those trapped in addiction, in Ohio, with the message of the true freedom that is found only in Jesus Christ.