Charles W. Colson is the founder and head of Prison Fellowship Ministries, the world's largest outreach to prisoners, ex-prisoners, crime victims, and their families.
In the early 1970s, Colson was known as the White House "hatchet man," feared by even the most powerful politicos during his four years of service to President Nixon. Then he converted to Christianity in 1973. After pleading guilty to Watergate-related charges, and spending seven months in an Alamaba prison, he saw that reconciliation among offenders, victims, their families, and communities should be a ministry of the church. He set Prison Fellowship in place to exhort, equip, and assist the church in this ministry.
Colson has also sensed God's calling to comment on the culture through the written and spoken word. He has written 23 books, is a syndicated columnist, and in 1991 launched a daily radio feature called "BreakPoint," a unique and well-received attempt to provide a distinct Christian worldview on everyday issues and conflicts. The program is aired daily on over 1,000 radio outlets nationwide.
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