Prison Ministry Leader Named Baptist Of The Year - | Nashville News, Weather & Sports

Prison Ministry Leader Named Baptist Of The Year

Posted: Updated:
Credit: The Next Door Credit: The Next Door

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Baptist Center for Ethics' website has named the leader of a Nashville-based prison ministry its "Baptist of the Year" for 2013.

Linda Leathers is the CEO of The Next Door. The nonprofit provides programs to help formerly incarcerated women start over. They include job training, mental health and substance abuse treatment, and parenting classes.

The Next Door has helped more than 1,500 women over the past decade. The group now has residential transition centers in Nashville, Knoxville and Chattanooga. executive editor Robert Parham said in a news release that "Leathers represents the best of the goodwill Baptist tradition" because she is "rooted in the Bible with a commitment to social justice and mercy ministries."

(Copyright 2014 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Powered by WorldNow
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 NewsChannel 5 (WTVF-TV) and WorldNow. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.