True North Ministry

Liberating Imprisoned Youth

About Us

At True North Ministry, we believe Jesus Christ is the key to recognizing the value of ALL peoples, achieving justice and that Jesus is the ONLY perfectly just person who has ever lived. We know this because from the words of Jesus, all have been made in His image and with that, the barrier of the dividing wall that separates races, classes of people and sexes has been abolished. Through the cross, all people groups are made ONE in His church. We believe God loves everyone, as He said, “God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten son, that whosoever believes in Him may have eternal life.” We believe the solution to achieving reconciliation and justice for all people groups is for individuals to come to a saving faith in Jesus Christ – by being born again to a living hope, a hope which is un-perishable and will not fade away and is reserved in heaven.

We believe True North Ministry is a part of that solution. Since our founding, in 2002, we have offered without any bias the saving hope of Jesus, and we are actively engaged in building disciples of Christ. We will continue to strategically invest in the lives of young people, building a foundation of faith, hope and living skills as we strive to obey Jesus’ command to make disciples of all nations.


Since 2002, True North Ministry has been led by God to provide hope, encouragement, and the life-changing news of the saving grace of Jesus Christ to area youth. We have primarily ministered to incarcerated youth, but over the past three school years, we have been involved with an after-school program in inner-city Akron where youth of all ages can come to a secure and welcoming Christian environment.

Over the years, we have seen the lives of many boys and girls impacted for the better as they come to know that despair can be replaced with hope and doubt can be turned into confidence and self-worth. When they accept salvation through Jesus into their hearts, they gain a greater understanding of what true life is.

Each year, except during the pandemic of COVID-19, we have held an annual banquet to celebrate the successes that God has provided to us, announce where the ministry is headed over the next 12+ months, and bring the community together to join us in our efforts. In doing so, we have been able to raise funds needed to continue our work in the community and hopefully grow and help more kids come to know Christ as their Lord and Savior. This year, we have decided to forego having the banquet and instead approach you with a direct request to prayerfully consider giving to True North Ministry.



2017 Wise Guy Bag Initiative

2017 Wise Guy Bag Initiative: Isolated in a detention center sits a young man or woman longing for someone to remember them  this holiday season.  Christmas means something different to each of them.  He has heard of a Jesus whose birthday is the reason for getting...

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Project Achieve

The youth from Cuyahoga Hills and Indian River Juvenile Correctional Facilities are brought to our farm in Green Ohio for the day. The day starts with Bible study and then they learn to do various tasks around the farm. They have the opportunity to learn carpentry,...

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They’ve Been Gifted

True North Ministry recently participated in the” They’ve been gifted” event at Christ Community Chapel in Hudson. We sold candle holders the youth made from logs and it was very successful. It was great to be part of such a nice event. Many other Ministries also...

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