Agape Prison Outreach

Pastor Roy Yamamoto at Agape Christian Fellowship Oahu

Pastor Roy Yamamoto

After facing a life behind bars, Pastor Roy always remembers his brothers and sisters facing the same fate. Agape Prison Outreach (APO) started almost as soon as he was set free to return to the prisons and share the Bible. “The Word of God is our only chance to be set free and stay free,” says Pastor Roy, with Bible in hand. “If we don’t have this in our lives, all is lost.”

APO consistently goes into the prisons to set captives free spiritually and, hopefully, physically via intentional programs of worshipping God in spirit & truth. APO does concerts, revivals, Bible studies and journaling. They also do special events in places like Saguaro Prison, Arizona; where almost 1,700 Hawaii inmates currently reside. Headliner Hawaii celebrities — Da Braddahs, Henry Kapono, the Katinas, and others — pop by loaded with Hawaii snacks and Bible journals.

The breakthrough comes as the prisoners watch a video of their children at Camp Agape … that’s when hardened hearts break into free-flowing tears. As the program comes to a close and the altar call is given, almost all the inmates surrender themselves to Jesus. Their children’s changed lives inspire them to change their lives forever too!

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. – Romans 3:23

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. – Romans 6:23

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. – 1 John 1:9

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. -John 3:16

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.- 2 Corinthians 5:17

If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. – Romans 10:9

Remember those in prison, as if you were there yourself.    – Hebrews 13:3