Jack Carson

The Journey Continues -- Jack Carson

 

     My journey this week led me to Jack Carson, whose passion the past 13 years has been ministry at the Hays County Confinement Facility. He goes once a week, serving faithfully from 3:00 to 6:00 pm.

     His well-chosen life verse that guides his ministry is Hebrews 13:3: “Remember those in prison as if you were their fellow-prisoners, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.”

     Jack said: “As a counselor and Bible-teacher, this is my standard approach to individuals housed in confinement sections.

(1. Come on out, (the individual must volunteer to listen) I am only a messenger.

(2. This is a divine appointment with the Lord.

(3 God wants to change your life.

My message is built on:

John 3:16-18 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world though Him. Whoever believes in Him is not condemned but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in God’s one and only Son.”

a. Who God is

b. How He is devoted to us.

c. How He interacts with us.

d. The results of that interaction

e. The outcome of free will

     I cannot change lives, but I can share the truth which can change lives. The two most frequent questions from inmates are (1. How do I know the Bible is true? (2. How can I know that he will truly forgive me for everything I’ve done?

     Jack graduated from San Marcos High School and married his high school sweetheart, Ann Moeller. He is a United States Army Infantry veteran with service in Korea.  He and his brother pioneered the “10-minute oil change” concept in Austin, Texas.

     Ann and Jack live on and operate the family farm and ranch near the Redwood community. They are parents of two daughters—Jill and Jenny, and have five wonderful grandchildren. They are members of the Christian Church in Wimberley. Jack has made numerous short-term mission trips to India and Mexico.

     Jack is a witness to the following verse -- Matthew 25:39-40 “When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you? The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'"

     He has a servant heart.

Jim Lanning -- San Marcos Daily Record