Greetings In The Name Of Jesus Christ

Welcome To Men Of Purpose International

We Work To Teach Men To Follow Christ and To Live In The Reality Of Kingdom Possibility!

Iron Sharpen Iron 
Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong

Misssion

The mission of our organization is to connect the Church on the inside with the Church on the outside.

Objective

Our objectives are to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and proclaim freedom to the incarcerated and prepare them to re-enter society and overcome recidivism.

Goal

Our goals are to exalt the Savior; edify the incarcerated and formerly incarcerated while equipping them to overcome recidivism.

Why The Men Of Purpose

The Men of Purpose International has formed as Men and Women of God, who are filled with the spirit of God 

 "To proclaim freedom for the prisoners".Luke 4:18.

 We believe we are on assignment to " Strive to "Remember the prisoners, as though in prison with them, and those who are badly treated since you yourselves also are in the body". Hebrews 13:3.

Our Story

Being moved by our passion for God, we believe we are to have compassion for Mankind. As God moved upon the leadership of those formerly incarcerated and those who served as volunteers within the Prison Industrial Complex. We affirm that the Lord assembled us together as Brother Lewis Lee who had served 44 years in State Penitentiaries desired to create a place of fellowship during the pandemic. We affirmed that this call was of the Lord and began to meet weekly via a zoom platform and monthly outings as opportunities became available. 
Men of Purpose International stands upon 
" Proverbs 27:17 NIV As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another".

Meet Our Leadership Team

Pastor Darren T. Johnson
Co-Founder
Board Chairman

Pastor Darren has served as an English and Social Studies Teacher in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Pastor Darren has served as Christian Education Pastor at Sharon Baptist Church of Philadelphia and as the Senior Pastor of New Life Bible Fellowship. He presently serves as MOPI Board Chairman. He holds a B.S. in Biblical Studies, a M.S. in Organizational Leadership from Philadelphia Biblical University and MBA from Cairn University. Pastor Darren is presently pursuing his Doctorate degree at Howard University in the School of Divinity. He is married, has two children and is passionate about addressing the disparity of the Prison Industrial Complex and the 13th Amendment.

Allen Mantz
Secretary 

Brother Allen Mantz – lives in New Ringgold with his wife Susan. He attends Christ Church in McKeansburg Pennsylvania. He has served as a volunteer within the prison system since 2011 and is passionate about ministering "behind the walls". He has Facilitated LIFE (Leading Inmates in Faith and Education) bible study and CPR (Christians Preparing for Release) at Mahanoy SCI. He presently serves as the Secretary of Men of Purpose International.

Pastor Craig Mable
Co-Founder
Director Public Relations

Pastor Craig Mable Sr is a native of Bronx New York and currently resides in the greater York Pennsylvania area. He is married to the love of his life and together they have three adult children. He is the founder and Senior Pastor of Finished Work Ministries. He presently serves as Director of Public Relations. He has a bachelor's degree in biblical studies from Maryland Bible College and Seminary. He is currently pursuing his Master's degree in leadership from Luther Rice College and Seminary in Lithonia Georgia. His passion is to win souls for Christ, make disciples, and help plant churches.

Brother Ed Sinkovitz
Board Member

Brother Ed Sinkovitz is a Veteran of The United States Air Force. He currently serves as a Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams of Central PA. He has served as Vice President of Second Chance Ministries and currently serves as a volunteer with LIFE ( Leading Inmates in Faith and Education}. He presently serves on the board of MOPI. He is Married, has two adult children and attends Possum Hill Union Church of Carlise Pennsylvania. Brother Ed passionately stands upon the word of God and unapologetically seeks to please God rather than the applause of Man. Galatians 1:10

Minister Lewis Lee
Co-Founder
President

Brother Lewis Lee is currently employed as a clerk at the Defenders Association in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attends services at Christian Compassion and is in the minister training classes. He is the Co-founder of LIFERS Ministry and Men of Purpose International and presently serves as the President of MOPI. Brother Lee was sentenced to life in prison as a juvenile offender and released after serving 44 years as the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that such sentences for juveniles were "cruel and unusual". Today he works passionately to help connect the Church on the outside with the Church on the inside.

Deacon Marvin Napper

Deacon Marvin Napper serves under the leadership of Pastor Lonnie L. Herndon at The Church of Christian Compassion in Philadelphia and also as the Vice President of Men of Purpose International. It was after serving five years in prison for armed robbery, that Deacon Napper repented and came to the saving knowledge that in Christ he could be redeemed. He attributes his spiritual development to Pastor Lonnie Herndon and Bishop Keith W. Reed Sr. He is the founder and sole proprietor of A & Beyond Services Construction Company and is dedicated to serving Philadelphia with integrity and trust. He is Certified by EPA, OSHA, NARI, and MBE, and prioritizes professionalism. 
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