Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal recently hired a chaplain for the Washington Parish Jail. Chaplain Michael Hamm works at the motor pool as well as serving as the jail’s chaplain. An experienced jail and prison minister, Hamm has already made an impact in the jail as he works to coordinate all jail ministry efforts as well as serve as a spiritual counselor for the men and women in the jail.
In December, Chaplain Hamm traveled to other correctional facilities (at his own expense) for two successive weekends of ministry. The first trip was to the Orange County Jail in Orlando, Florida, where he partnered with other jail ministry volunteers representing the Bill Glass Champions for Life prison ministry. Others involved in the ministry weekend included Tully Blanchard, founder of professional wrestling’s Four Horsemen, Henry Lawrence, former offensive tackle for the Oakland Raiders and many others. Pictured left to right are Tully Blanchard, Henry Lawrence and Chaplain Michael Hamm.
Chaplain Hamm spent the following weekend ministering on Angola’s death row with eleven other experienced ministry volunteers. He is pictured standing in front of the main gate to Angola.
Sheriff Seal is excited about the addition of a staff chaplain. “No one is going to escape the captivity of a life of crime until their mindset is changed, and that is not going to happen until their hearts are changed through a proper relationship with the Lord. Chaplain Hamm is making a tremendous impact in our jail and wherever he ministers. He has a tremendous personal testimony and I encourage Washington Parish pastors to get to know him.”
Chaplain Hamm can be reached at (985) 839-3434.