Host:Dr. James Dobson
The late Chuck Colson, former Special Counsel to President Richard Nixon and founder of Prison Fellowship, was often asked, "How can I grow closer to God?" Chuck’s answer was simple. As Jeremiah 22:16 records, when believers defend the cause of the poor and needy, that’s how we can come to know God intimately. As you are serving the powerless, you will experience the power of God.
Chuck Colson is the late founder of the Prison Fellowship Ministry (PFM), Prison Fellowship International (PFI) and The Colson Center for Christian Worldview. He was a best-selling author of many books, an international speaker, a syndicated columnist and commentator on his radio program, BreakPoint. Colson received his bachelor’s degree with honors in history from Brown University, and completed his Juris Doctor with honors at George Washington University Law School. He was sent to prison in 1974 for his involvement in the Watergate scandal under President Richard Nixon. During the trial, Colson became a born-again Christian. After serving 7 months, he started Prison Fellowship as a way to minister to the incarcerated. During his lifetime, Colson held 15 honorary doctorates, and was awarded the prestigious Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion in 1993. He died in 2012 at the age of 80.