Ventriloquist David Pendleton performs for the inmates at a Bill Glass Behind the Walls event.

Ventriloquist David Pendleton performs for the inmates at a Bill Glass Behind the Walls event.

Former football player uses entertainment to deliver hope

By Lt. Erick Smith, AA/Public Information Officer
California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison, Corcoran

The California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison, Corcoran (SATF), recently hosted a Bill Glass Behind the Walls event.

A former NFL player, Glass founded the ministry to help those incarcerated in prisons.

According to the organization, “Since 1972, Bill Glass and his crew of volunteer ‘teammates’ have been visiting America’s prisons bringing inmates the message of the gospel in a way like no other ministry on Earth. Athletes, entertainers and musicians bring their testimony of salvation through Jesus Christ in a non-stop stunt and music-driven evangelism event.”

Event attendance was not mandatory.

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Learn more about Bill Glass Behind the Walls at https://www.billglass.org/

From left are Lt. Erick Smith, Bill Glass, Community Resource Manager Jeanette Bragg and Tanya Crevier, who demonstrated her ability to spin 10 basketballs at a time.

From left are Lt. Erick Smith, Bill Glass, Community Resource Manager Jeanette Bragg and Tanya Crevier, who demonstrated her ability to spin 10 basketballs at a time.