Marriage Retreat for Texas Prison Staff

Would you like an invitation to HELP at a Marriage Retreat for Texas prison staff?


Once a year we host a Marriage Retreat For the correctional staff of the Texas prisons.

The divorce rate of a correctional officer is 95%.  Prison is a stressful place for everyone.

This is an inexpensive short term mission trip.

We would love for you to join us.

It will change your life and the life of the couples that your serve.


We will be at the Lakeview Camp & Conference Center at the Assembly of God

5128 FM 66, Waxahachie, Texas 75167

December 15-17, 2017


If you want to join us, please request an invitation by filling out the form below: 

Name *
Please let me know that you would like to be invited to the Marriage Retreat for Prison Staff 2017

Grace and Forgiveness

The story of Johnny’s miraculous life is told in the book, DELIVERED, R.H. Publishing, Frisco, Texas, publishers. Johnny ministers under the anointing of the Holy Spirit with signs following. His variegated past and unique sense of humor, provide color to his message.

Grace and Forgiveness

By: Dr. Johnny Moffitt

“I am writing to you, dear children, because your sins have been forgiven on account of his name.”

1 John 2:12New International Version (NIV)

I have been going to prisons around the world for over forty years.  Many times I have heard one of these people who have committed terrible crimes, say, “I don’t think I’ve been able to forgive myself because part of me doesn’t believe that I deserve to be forgiven.”

I wish this was an isolated comment, lifted from a single conversation, but I have heard the same confession from hundreds of prisoners and non-prisoners alike, all over the world.  If forgiveness were offered only to those who deserve it, we would all be doomed.  Every one of us.

Here’s one verse we often use as a hickory switch, thrashing ourselves whenever we stumble:

“…for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,”

Romans 3:23 New International Version (NIV)

And that’s true, we have sinned.  We’ve already embraced that reality.  We know we fall short of perfection.  Way short.  But notice something interesting about that familiar verse: it ends with a comma.  Meaning sin is not the whole story.  Check out the rest of the sentence:

“…and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.”

Romans 3:24 New International Version (NIV)

We are not to stop at sin, then; we are to move on to grace.  Freely.  No payment on our part is required, because the cost has already been paid in full, and we’ve been redeemed.  We have done nothing to deserve this free gift.  We simply hold out our hands and say, “Thank you.”

That is grace!  A gift.  With a tag that reads, “For you.”

How often have we fixed on the “sin: and forgotten the “grace”.  No wonder we find it so hard to forgive ourselves.  We’re thinking punishment.  God is thinking Christmas.

It is hard to receive a gift we feel we do not deserve.  But forgiveness is not that kind of gift.  It flows in one direction: from God to you.  And you are worthy---not because you think so, but because God deems it so.

Your heavenly Father is holding out the gift of grace and forgiveness, purchased by his Son’s blood.  No gift has ever cost more.  Receive it and forgive yourself.

Worldwide Voice in the Wilderness

 39th Anniversary Banquet Celebration 

Friday, September 8, 2017

Wyndham Dallas Suites - Park Central

 Reserve your seat now  or 972-234-6009  or 



39th Anniversary Fundraising Banquet

Dear Friends and Partners, 

It is almost Celebration Banquet time. 

Dr. Johnny & Betty Moffitt of Worldwide Voice In the Wilderness

Dr. Johnny & Betty Moffitt of Worldwide Voice In the Wilderness

Please be our guest at: 






7800 Alpha Road, Dallas, Texas


Our Special Speaker, Johnny Moffitt, is the founder and Director of WVIW.

Since his conversion to Christ in 1971, he has risen from being an outlaw biker, non-achiever and a person who only believed in himself, to a leader, teacher, minister, mentor, and a recipient of numerous awards from two Texas Governors, the prison system of Ghana, the Full Gospel Fellowship of Churches and Ministers and Churches, Amigos de Fe Ministries of Mexico, and the Coalition of Prison Evangelists.  His dramatic testimony was told in the book, “DELIVERED”. You don’t want to miss hearing him.


SEPTEMBER 8, will be here before we know it. 

I hope and pray you are making plans to be with us

Again this year the Celebration Banquet is complimentary.  But, there is limited seating, and you must pre-register.  So order your tickets soon.

Please consider sponsoring one or more tables at $500.00 each.  Or, perhaps you could sponsor one or more couples for $150.00 each.  God may impress on you to be a “CONQUERORS” sponsor for a gift of $1,000 or more.  Whatever the size of your gift, please help us with a sponsorship today. 

We look forward to seeing you at “DELIVERED” Fundraising Banquet.  Please confirm your attendance by filling out the ONLINE response form by August 28th.  You may also register by email at


Again, there is no cost to attend; however, we will be asking you to prayerfully consider becoming a partner with us in taking the “DELIVERED” message of the Gospel to prisoners and the forgotten and neglected peoples around the world. 

For more information call 972-234-6009.


International Prison Ministry in Honduras

“Lord,” he said, “now I can die content! For I have seen him as you promised me I would. I have seen the Savior you have given to the world.”
— Luke 2:29-31 Living Bible

Johnny Moffitt praying over the Ministry Leaders at Puerta del Cielo in La Ceiba, Honduras.

International Prison Ministry in Honduras

By: Dr. Johnny Moffitt

That is the way I felt, as I entered the maximum security, National Penitentiary, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.  We had gone there to minister to the more than 4,000 inmates.  Over 500 men had died from fires in that prison in the last ten years.  Our team consisted of me, Betty (my wife), Travis Moffitt (our son), Pastor David Humphries, missionary Michael Scudiero, missionary Mitch Arbeláez of Go to Nations, our driver and Connect Global Honduras National Director-Jorge Amador, and several local prison volunteers.

I have ministered in prisons in twenty-seven nations, and I have never seen anything like what we witnessed.  After clearing security, we entered the prison.  Immediately, we were met with a gauntlet formed by over 300 prisoners standing on both sides of the sidewalk, for over 100 yards.  The video we took of our passing through this line is over three minutes long.  These men were clapping and cheering and reaching out to shake our hands.  In the background, over the cheering, we could hear the sound of several shofars announcing a call to worship throughout the prison.  I was captivated by this display of love and honor paid to us by these men.

In the yard where we were to have our service, were over 900 men waiting for the Word of God brought to them by this team of Americans.  It was absolutely amazing!  I will never forget it.  We worshiped, danced, sang, and there was great joy in this very dangerous prison.  For just a few hours peace ruled.  And to top it off, over 200 men gave their hearts to Jesus that day.  All glory to Him!!!

After the service, the prisoners actually served the team lunch.  In this prison where food is a valuable commodity, somehow, these men fed us a wonderful meal of chicken, potatoes, and plantains.  I felt like Simeon of old, when he first saw Jesus; “now I can die content.”  I don’t mean today—I mean I am content with my ministry and know I   am doing what God called me to do. 

Worldwide Voice in the Wilderness

 39th Anniversary Banquet Celebration 

Friday, September 8, 2017

Wyndham Dallas Suites - Park Central

 Reserve your seat now  or 972-234-6009  or 



Prison Ministry Video

Please take 4 minutes to watch this exciting video from our last international ministry trip to Honduras. 



Families Impacted by Prison

In June We had the priviledge of speaking in several churches across Honduras

We had a truly great time speaking on a handful of topics, one being how prison impacts families. We sometimes do not realize how many people we know personally or are connected to that are affected by prison.

I hope you find this message informative, encouraging and uplifting! 



When Everything Falls Apart

Johnny Moffitt speaking at the prison in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

In June We had a great opportunity to visit 2 prisons in two of the largest cities in Honduras. 

In all my years of Prison Ministry, I have not seen anything like what we experienced in Honduras.

We truly had a great time in La Ceiba, Honduras. Please take a few minutes to listen to this special message. I hope you receive something great from the Lord! 



Thank You for your prayers and support of our ministry! We are grateful to be sent! 


Honduras Trip Update - Our Visit to Puerta Del Cielo

Johnny Moffitt praying over the Ministry Leaders at Puerta del Cielo in La Ceiba, Honduras.

In June, Betty Moffitt and I were privileged to visit several churches in La Ceiba, Honduras.

One of our visits was to a church named, Puerta del Cielo, or Heaven's Door.

I love ministering in a place where the spirit of the Lord is so evident. This church can worship and they are prayer warriors too.

Our team spoke at Puerta Del Cielo Several times throughout the week and I was glad to be able to pray over the leadership to kick off the National Ministry Leaders Summit. 

Thank You for your Prayers and Support! We truly had a great time in La Ceiba, Honduras. 


Thank you to Pastor Milton Valle and his Wife Pastor Mayra Valle. They're gonna be in my heart and in my prayers. 


Honduras Trip Update - Our Visit to the Hospital

Betty Moffitt and Michael Scudiero with Frances one of the Medical Directors

Betty Moffitt and Michael Scudiero with Frances one of the Medical Directors

In June, Betty and I were privileged to visit La Ceiba, Honduras.

We visited a local hospital which is in need of many things. We are grateful for the work that is being done by several organizations, churches, and individuals. Connect Global is building a Maternity Home in La Ceiba for the sweet mothers who currently have no place to rest before or after they give birth. 

Betty Moffitt was able to bring over 100lbs of Medical Supplies to the Regional Hospital Atlantida in La Ceiba Honduras

Johnny and Betty's Grandsons, Wade and Peter, donated the medical supplies from their personal supply. 


We delivered bandages, syringes, medications, vials, and a host of other basic, but vital supplies. 

It was great to see the vision of the Hospital Staff, as well as the commitment my son, Travis Moffitt, along with his ministry Partner, Javier Mendoza have both made to help the mothers and newborns of Honduras through their organization, Connect Global


Dedication, Faith, & Commitment

Dr. Morris Sheats

Dr. Morris Sheats

In April, I was privileged to spend some time with some of the most important people in my life. 

First I went to Southern Louisiana for a mission conference.  There I met several of the men and women who influence my life every day.  They are missionaries from around the world, whose dedication, faith, and commitment are continual blessings.  It is from them I learn about our mission, calling, the Word of God, and God Himself.  Also, they are all really fun to be with.

Then Betty and I were able to travel to Lubbock, Texas, to spend some time with our spiritual father, Dr. Morris Sheats.  There we spent two days with him as he taught a couple dozen of ministers who look to him as a spiritual father.  It is always good to sit at father's feet. 

Dr. Sheats taught on "Transitions" in a way that really ministered to me, and will be a part of my growth for a long time.  We are very grateful for this very special time.


Heading to Prison in Honduras

Our First Marriage Seminar in a Texas Prison

In early 1995, WVIW held our first Marriage Seminar in a Texas prison, in the Hughes Unit in Gatesville. 

We had about 25 couples and about 20 volunteers.  It was a great success.  Immediately, prisons across Texas were asking for a Marriage Seminar.  As a result, we have held over 100 seminars in over 30 prisons and hosted over 2500 couples.

Worldwide Voice In the Wilderness First Marriage Seminar in a Prison.jpg

These Marriage Seminars are now a major part of this prison ministry and we stay booked over two years in advance. 

If you would like to be part of this wonderful ministry to the lives of hurting couples, just go to our web-site, and sign up on the "Volunteers" page.  

Less than 3% of marriages will survive prison, but WVIW Marriage Seminars are changing that in Texas. 

Come join us.


It is time to Repent

Often on my many out-of- town trips, I would drive down the wrong road by mistake.  After a few miles I would realize the signposts no longer matched my directions.  Or the map clearly showed I was headed away from my destination, not toward it.


I could keep driving the wrong way, stubbornly insisting I would get there somehow.  Or I could backtrack---whining the whole time---until I reached the spot where I made a wrong turn and make the right one.  At that point I would be so relieved, so happy to be going in the correct direction, the whining ended and rejoicing would begin.

When we come to our senses, when we see our mistakes---our failures, our sins, our spiritual bloopers---for what they are, it is time not only to confess but also turn around and go back to where we know in our hearts we need to be.

“The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near.

Repent and believe the good news!”

Mark 1:15

We will not drive this road alone.  God (our heavenly GPS) will never turn His back on you.  Patiently, lovingly, the Lord waits for each one of us to stop and face Him once more.  He will not say, “I told you so,” but rather, “I love you so.”

“He is patient with you,

Not wanting any to perish,

But everyone to come to repentance.”

2 Peter 3:9

“Everyone.”  I guess that means, well, every one of us.  No matter what we have done.  No matter how deliberately.  All it takes: a change of heart.  And then a shift in direction.  If we are sorry yet keep on sinning, we are driving farther down the road that gets us no place we truly want to go.

To repent means to quit sinning, turn around, and walk back into God’s embrace…

realizing that God’s kindness

Leads you toward repentance.”

Romans 2:4

Here’s the thing: this is a well-traveled road.  You are, no doubt, going to stumble along this route again someday, repenting afresh.  Rest assured, God’s patience will outlast your obstinacy.  He will still be there for you.


Would you like an invitation to help at our next Prison Marriage Seminar?

Three times a year WVIW will host a Marriage Seminar in a Texas prison.

This is an inexpensive short-term mission trip. We would love for you to join us. It will change your life and the life of the couples that your serve.

WHERE: Hughes Unit - Gatesville, TX (44 Minutes west of Waco)

WHEN: August 17-20 

If you want to join us, please request an invitation to:

Name *
Please let me know that you would like to be invited to the Hughes Unit August 2017 Marriage Seminar

Building Systems of Evangelism

It is almost midnight and I have just finished grading some assignments from my students at Christ for the Nations.

I teach a class there each Spring to 3rd-year students called "Building Systems of Evangelism". These are amazing young people. They are from all over the world, Africa, South America, India, Central America, and even the USA.

CFNI Class on Evangelism.jpg

CFNI Evangelism Class

Johnny Moffitt pictured with his 2017 Spring Class from CFNI - 

I can tell you the church is in good hands.

These students will carry the Gospel where ever they go. Millions of people will choose to follow Christ through the ministry of those being trained in Bible schools like CFNI today. I am truly blessed to be part of it and see the hearts of these young Christians.

I am very proud of CFNI and proud to say "these are my students."


Why Marriage Seminars?

This is why what we do is so important. After many years in prison, this beautiful couple came to one of the WVIW Marriage seminars.

Virgil has now been free for 2 years and the are going back in with us to share Christ, show other couples they can make a wonderful marriage through Jesus. 

Thank all of you who make this possible through your gifts and support.


Virgil and I served on our FIRST marriage seminar together at the Hutchins Unit...another dream come true! What a...

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