Published on:

7th Nov 2022

S2E11 - Come As You Are with Claude Williams - Part 2

Guest: Claude Williams Part 2

35 years in ministry

Master’s degree – Christian Counseling

Doctorate in Theology

Assoc. Min. Community Baptist Church of Greater Milwaukee

Youth Ministry since – since 1986

Women Prison Ministry - since 1992

Juvenile Detention - since 1996

Topic: Come As You Are

When a long-time inmate is released from prison, another sort of misery may be looming. How is he or she supposed to cope? We asked minister Claude Williams, who has been involved in youth and women’s prison ministries for decades. Among the highlights: his conviction that giving your life to God is key—no need to clean yourself up first. 

Show Highlights:

  • Bringing everything even our mess to God
  • Lack of humility
  • Prisoner’s not knowing what to expect in world
  • Family support and difficulty re-establishing those relationships
  • Church support


  1. Be Humble
  2. Due to time being imprisoned, lack of knowledge for society norms for example knowledge of current technology 
  3. Criminal record hindering their reputation and progress 
  4. Not knowing how to re-establish broken relationships with family members especially with children


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About the Podcast

Prisoner's Pardon
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A Prisoner’s Pardon, through storytelling, describes how prisoners are set free from physical and/or spiritual prisons (ex. Domestic & Drug Abuse) only via a pardon and not a reform program.

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Michi J is a Chicago native who now lives in the Milwaukee area. By day, she works as an energy-industry analyst; she spends her remaining hours pursuing her lifelong passion of exploring and proclaiming the coming Kingdom of Christ. Her fiction and non-fiction writing explores, through storytelling, the parallel existence of physical and spiritual laws. Her favorite authors include Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Charles Spurgeon, C.S. Lewis, A.W.Tozer, Dr. Tony Evans, Erwin Raphael McManus, and Kitty Foth-Regner.