The Field MinistrySupport Kit

Over the last few years of our operation, we have been able to build at the Darrington bible college a robust theological library of some 28,000 volumes, certainly unequalled anywhere in any prison in the world.  During their four years of training, our men grow accustomed to having such a world-class library, yet when they are transferred out to their Field Ministry prisons, they find few theological and ministerial resources. Years ago we determined to provide each team of Field Ministers with a theological library of its own.

Texas Field Ministers

For nine years, The Heart of Texas Foundation has spearheaded the vision for Field Ministry in Texas. As of 2019, Texas Field Ministers have successfully served the male prison population for more than five years. Currently, 162 Field Ministers serve in 33 prison units across Texas or 55% of the male prison population within the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Contact Us

Office phone:


Mailing address:

P.O. Box 110
Bellville, Texas 77418

Physical address for shipping or in-person visit:

25 West Glenn Street
Bellville, Texas 77418

Email, Call, or text:

Grove Norwood, M.S.Ed. CEO
281-850-8103 (Cell: Call or Text)

Brenna Norwood, Ph.D., Provost
Director of The Heart of Texas Foundation College of Ministry at the Hobby Unit for Women
502-802-9504 (Cell: Call or Text)

Mary Rokes, M.Ed., Director of Operations, Registrar
832-449-8126 (Office)

Audrau Winkelmann, M.L.S., Librarian and Coordinator of Student Learning Resources
832-449-8126 (Office)

Or, please feel free to send us a quick note below:

If you would like to donate by check:

Follow these steps:

  1. Write a check payable to Heart of Texas Foundation College of Ministry
  2. On the memo line of the check, indicate any information you would like us to have regarding your donation or simply write “General donation.”
  3. Mail your check to:

Heart of Texas Foundation College of Ministry
P.O. Box 110
Bellville, TX 77418

Your tax-deductible donation is greatly appreciated!

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The Heart of Texas Foundation College of Ministry takes the gospel of Jesus Christ into the darkest of places in the Texas prison system through our bachelor degree program which educates men and women with long-term prison sentences. Graduates of The Heart of Texas Foundation College of Ministry are allowed to serve their peers as Field Ministers throughout the Texas prison system.



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