Freedom Challenge (Lawton, OK)
Contact - (580) 315-2778
8607 SE Flower Mound Rd
Lawton, OK 73501
Freedom Challenge (affiliated with Adult & Teen Challenge Oklahoma) is a faith-based, life skills program and work detail that addresses an inmate’s life-controlling issues. Freedom Challenge consists of 100 men in two prison pods in Lawton Geo Correctional Facility where the men are discipled in a nine-month program.
The program applies biblical principles to their everyday life in order to help them overcome the issues that led to their incarceration. Freedom Challenge is currently developing an aftercare component that contains mentoring and community resources inside, as well as outside of the prison. The program's mission is “setting prisoners free;” not from prison itself, but from the life-controlling issues that placed them there.
Freedom Challenge started in May 2016. In just a few months, with the Lord’s help, we turned one of the toughest prison pods into an area for discipleship and mentoring. We are creating an aftercare program and mentoring program for when inmates are released and go back home. We want to ensure all of the men in this facility have all of the tools they will need to be successful in their lives.
Restoration programs are in the works as well, so that we will be able to address all areas of an inmate’s life should they need us again. It is important to have a plan in place, whether the person is still an inmate or is at home. We will be there to help point them in the right direction.
God has been doing a great work here at Freedom Challenge in Lawton Geo Correctional Facility. Inmates are surrendering their lives to Christ and deepening their commitments to live a better life.
We engage in a Biblically based curriculum in order to disciple and train inmates to not only achieve change in their own lives, but to reach their family and friends inside and outside of prison.