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Players and Pastors bring spiritual message to Angola

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ANGOLA, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Some big names in the NFL are doing some time at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola. 

Billed as a time of worship, training and fellowship, Willow Creek Community Church and Salem Baptist Church from Illinois converge on the Louisiana State Penitentiary along with players and chaplains from the NFL's Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers, New Orleans Saints, Baltimore Rams and Jacksonville Jaguars on April 7 and 8, 2014.

Warden Burl Cain appreciates greatly the support from Senior Pastors James Meeks and Bill Hybles in bringing this event to the Maximum Security Prison famous for its philosophy of Moral Rehabilitation.  The main headliner of the High Ground event will be NFL Hall of famer Mike Singletary of the Chicago Bears, San Francisco 49ers and the Minnesota Vikings.

Inmate Ministers who have graduated from the Joan Horner branch of the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, many of whom are now serving and assisting at other DOC state prisons are on hand to participate.  The event will support their on-going mentor training which has assisted the successful re-entry preparation for thousands of their peers who will return to communities across our state.

Pastor Hybles travels the globe to meet with and train thousands of pastors because he believes the local church is the "Hope of the World".

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