ABFM is hosted by Henry & Debra Stinson who have experienced the full gamut of life’s issues having been married to each other for over 30 years. In the ministry, you will find Debra and Henry along with other ministers facilitating the prison ministry prong.
Debra has an earned bachelor’s degree in management from Chicago State University, a master’s degree in human resources from National Louis University, a degree in biblical studies from Charis Bible College along with ministry licensure, and an honorary doctorate degree from St. Michael’s Institute. Debra was ordained under the banner of Faith Minister's Alliance in September 2017.
Access By Faith Ministry (ABFM) is a faith based not-for-profit, 501©3 organization with purpose. First, ABFM serves to enlighten, transform and renew the minds of detainees in the penal system by sharing the message of the Grace of God with them and, for those released, we seek to provide re-entry services through business and workforce development training programs.
ABFM embraces the Bible and believes it is the true and authoritative Word of God. Our foundational scriptures are found in Romans 5:1-2 (KJV):
Therefore, being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. By whom also we have access by faith, unto this grace, wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
Mission: To effect a change in the lives of those we encounter by sharing the Word of God with them for the sole purpose of transforming their lives.
Vision: Access By Faith Ministry is the catalyst that propels the lost and economically disenfranchised to acknowledge, receive, and walk in their God given rights.