Partnering with Families Finding Life Beyond Incarceration




A Rich History

20 Years of Ministry

For over 20 years Mercy Heart has ministered to families and their incarcerated loved ones. We are now taking all of our training, resources, and curriculum and moving it to an online format allowing your church to host its own Mercy Heart program.

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Start Your Own Mercy Heart

Your church can host a Mercy Heart program. Simply sign up to begin streaming all the training, resources, and curriculum needed to minister to families and ex-offenders.

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Family Resources

If you have a loved one in prison we know times can be hard. Here are some resources to help you during this difficult time.

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Resources for Ex-Offenders

Learning to navigate life again after prison can be difficult. Mercy Heart offers many resources to ex-offenders to help you in your journey ahead.

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Host A Legacy Day Event

Our Legacy Day program brings children, caregivers, and inmates together for an amazing day behind prison walls. This event will help heal and restore families caught in the crisis of incarceration.

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We envision the Church being compassionately engaged in kingdom ministry to those in prison and their families.



Mercy Heart is the leading network of churches committed to partnering with families finding life beyond incarceration.




Ryan Northcutt

Roger Hollar

Ronda Bailey

Ryan Northcutt


Ryan is a passionate follower of Jesus and long-time friend of Mercy Heart. Having served as a staff member, board member, pastor of a co-sponsoring church with a chapel program, and having had a family member incarcerated, he is well acquainted with the crisis of incarceration and the challenges that follow. Ryan has over 16 years of pastoral ministry and a true heart for the Church. He and his wife Annie have been married for 11 years and have twin daughters Abigail and Rachel.

Roger Hollar


Roger founded Mercy Heart in 1995 and served as its CEO for 20 years. He has served as Chaplain/Teacher at Tarrant County Jail (Ft. Worth, TX), consultant for the Restorative Justice Ministries Network of Texas, Prison Counselor/Coordinator for Bill Glass "Weekend of Champions," and as a Executive Pastor at Glenview Baptist Church (Ft. Worth, TX). He currently serves as Director Emeritus at Mercy Heart.

Ronda Bailey

Executive Assistant

Ronda joined Mercy Heart in 2003. She has over 20 years of executive church staff experience, serving in two churches managing finances and office and pastoral operations. She is the assistant to the CEO, manages financial and office operations, and oversees fund-raising events. She and her husband Chelcie have been married over 33 years and have two grown children and three grandchildren.


  • GOD

    We believe in one true God, the eternal creator and ruler of the universe. He has revealed Himself in three co-equal, co-existing persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.(GEN 1:1, 26, 27; 3:22; PSM 90:2; MAT 28:19)


    We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ; His miraculous conception by the Holy Spirit; His virgin birth; His sinless life; His miracles; His vicarious and atoning death on the cross for the sins of mankind; His bodily resurrection; His ascension into heaven to sit at the right hand of God; and His imminent return to this earth. (ISA 9:6; JHN 1:1-5; HEB 1:3; 4:14, 15)


    We believe in the present active ministry of the Holy Spirit. He is present in the world to make mankind aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He lives in every believer from the moment of salvation. He provides the believer with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives a spiritual gift to every believer for ministry in the world. He empowers the believer to live faithfully for Jesus Christ. (JHN 16:7-11; 1CO 12:4-11; GAL 5:25)

  • MAN

    We believe that man was created in the image of God, but willfully sinned (rebelled against God), and is therefore spiritually separated from God. (GEN1:1, 26-27; 3:6-19; PSM 8:3; ROM 3:23)


    We believe that the salvation of man is completely the work of God. He offers this as a free gift of grace to anyone who will believe and receive Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. (JHN 1:12; 14:6; ROM 3:22, 23; 5:1;6:23; EPH 2:4-5; 1CO 1:30)


    We believe the church is established by Jesus Christ to carry out His work in the world and to promote His kingdom on earth. We believe that God works through His church by gifted believers to draw people to Himself. (MAT 28:16-20; EPH 1:22, 23)

Mercy Heart    P.O. Box 163783   Fort Worth, TX   76161   (o) 817-527-1543

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