Luke Carson

Team Leader for Prisons & Resettlement

"I believe those in prison are some of the most forgotten about in our communities"

Luke joined LCM in 2010, after moving from Belfast to London, to work with Webber Street and the homeless and street population.

During this time he started going into prison to try and help men who would be sleeping rough when they got released. There was so much need and it became clear that missionaries and the church could do more in this area. So since 2020, Luke has been Team Leader for Prisons & Resettlement.

"I have always had a heart for those on the edge of society and I believe those in prison are some of the most forgotten about in our communities. God wants us to reach out to those who are in prison with the gospel, to show them patient love and to disciple them through the ups and downs of life".

One of Luke's goals is to get churches into prisons and to get people leaving prison into churches.

"This has a lot of challenges and barriers but it’s a privilege to see God at work when we spend time with people inside prison and see members of the local church come alongside them as they begin a new chapter in their lives".

Only 1 in 5 people who engage with faith inside prison will continue that journey when they get released. Luke wants to see that change by helping churches become more welcoming to ex-prisoners and to help people who leave prison overcome the hurdles that stop them going to church.

"What excites me most about this ministry is seeing men meet Jesus and go on to share their faith with other prisoners or those who have a similar story".

Luke is married to Karis who also works in prison ministry. He has a lot of loves outside of ministry like art, music, reading, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, boxing and football.

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