P.O. Box 992, Paterson, NJ 07544, us

(973) 345-7537

EverLasting Life Foundation Ministry

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Church Scripture

 For  God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son,That whoever  believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 
For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world,
but that the world through Him might be saved.    John 3:16-17 NKJV  

Announce coming events

Jan. 18th, 2019 at  6:00 PM

There will be a Dr. Martin Luther King Program at Montgomery Village Community  Room, light refreshments. Montgomery and Summer streets, Paterson, NJ ​​

What We Do!

We have feed the hungry!

We have clothed the cold! 

We have provided for the Children this Christmas!

2018 the year of TOGETHERNESS,  there is no greater need than for us to come together this year and  forever more. 2018 will be a great year of building the strong  foundation to survive until the coming of Christ. We all must band  together regardless of doctrine and move in a Godly, righteous and faith  filled, spiritual direction. My brothers and sisters let us not be lead  astray by trivial matters created to separate us but let us band  together, pooling our resources and being that strong arm whenever and  where  ever needed. Lets move as one family and help each other as  family as our savior helps us. 

Mission and Purpose

 Everlasting Life Foundation  Ministry was created to serve the community of Paterson spiritually and  secularly. Everlasting Life Foundation Ministry is designated a 501 (c) 3  as determined by the Internal Revenue Service. A Church with a Godly  mission to serve this great country, this State of New Jersey and the  community of Paterson with humility and our God given strength.  Everlasting Life Foundation Ministry serves the need of the community  regardless of race, religion, creed, color and political affiliation. We  serve individuals not groups, through our different ministries. 

Everlasting  Life Publications publishes Christian newsletters and tracts for  distribution mainly to the shut in and prison locations. These  publications are available for download on our web site. 

​​Everlasting  Life Foundation Ministry provides toys for the children at Christmas  time, food baskets and turkeys for families during thanksgiving. We  provide coats for men, women and children during the winter; we try to  fill the family Christmas need with gifts of warmth. We gave homeless  children bags this year with blankets, a book and a stuffed animal or  toy. We have partnered with various organizations to meet the needs of  the community and also supply these organizations with a distribution  network. 

Church Profile

 Overseer William O. Henry, Pastor

Rev. Doris Carter, Co-Pastor, Treasurer

Elder John and Arie Reese, Associate-Pastors

Deacon Cinda Wallace, Secretary


Founded: 2002, January 2nd, New Jersey Non-Profit Corporation.

Founder: Overseer William O. Henry

Internal Revenue Service determination of 501 (c)3 Tax Exempt Status Jan. 3, 2002


Another Chance Mentor Project

The Church in collaboration with Everlasting Life Foundation CDC,  Another Chance Mentor Project’s unique design is to help ex-offenders  adapt back into society for LIFE, through hands on mentoring  programs, life skills training, education, and self-actualization. 


Mission: To assist  individuals and citizens with adapting to societies issues by providing  the needed knowledge and understanding to adjust to a constantly  changing world.   

 

         This program’s design is to  start with the ex-offender (referred to as mentee) while still  incarcerated and provides the necessary essentials of life upon their  release. Upon the mentee’s release their assessment should have provided  the programs and needs tailored to that mentee; by providing housing,  physical and mental examinations, educational counseling and placement,  an most importantly employment opportunity; the mentee must find gainful  employment.  The mentee must be reconnected with his or her family if  possible. Everlasting Life Mentor program will walk the mentee through  life with programs designed to build their self esteem, confidence,  humility and the truth that they may train others in the essentials of  life program.


Objective:

•        To cut the recidivism of Everlasting Life’s participants by two third the usual rate.

•        To train these ex-offenders’ to become productive in society.

•        To reacquaint the ex-offender with his or her family.

•        To find gainful employment of the ex-offender by education and on job training.

•        To find temporary financial support system for ex-offender.

•        To provide support services that other organizations have fallen short on.

•        Train the ex-offender in Crime prevention and neighborhood watch.

•        Teach the ex-offender the law, United States Constitution and New Jersey Constitution.

•        Develop data collection and information system to track ex-offender and their children through life.


Research Based Rationale for Ex-offenders:

Recidivism (re-sid-uh-viz-uh’m) the chronic tendency toward repetition of criminal or antisocial behavioral patterns.  The United States of America has the highest incarceration rate in the  world 2.3 million. Annually, approximately 14,000 inmates are release  from New Jersey correctional facilities, 2 out of 3 of these inmates  will return to prison within 5 years. New Jersey Taxpayers pay roughly  $48,000 per year, per inmate ( Metcalfe, 2012).

According  to the Pew Center on the States, more than four in 10 offenders return  to prison within three years, and across the country, the rate of this  revolving door has been fairly consistent – even though prison spending  has spiked to $52 billion a year.

In fact, if just the 10 states  with the greatest potential cost savings reduced their recidivism rates  by 10 percent, they could save more than $470 million in a single year.  These include Alaska, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Missouri, New  Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio and Texas (Bosh, 2011).

Nationwide,  nearly two-thirds of the 700,000 prisoners released annually are back  in jail within three years. In New Jersey, more than half the offenders  released from state prison are rearrested for a new crime within nine  months.

In 2008, the average annual cost of incarceration in New  Jersey was $46,880. But that represents a fraction of the toll that  recidivism exacts as a result of factors like family destabilization and  economic disruption.

Newark Prisoner Reentry Initiative has  provided more than 1,400 former prisoners with job development, job  retention, case management and mentoring services. More than 900 have  been placed in jobs at an average wage that tops $9 an hour, and the  six-month retention rate is 70 percent. Most important, the one-year  recidivism rate among program recipients is below the New Jersey state  average. *

It’s amazing that it cost $48,000 to house a inmate  for a year in prison, yet you can send that same inmate to Rutgers  University in Newark for a year with housing and meals for approximately  $22,800.

An effective mentoring program of reintegration into  society will reduce the recidivism rate; meaning the crime should be  reduced in the community over time.

           Mentoring is something that must be done with firmness, care  and love, by being, the example to these men and women. The mentors will  focus on the mentee’s issues and trying to bring the mentee into an  understanding of their life and how these issues may have affected the  outcome and future of them and their families. The mentor must encourage  the mentee with guidance, advice and simply listening to the mentee and  their issues with life. The mentee must trust the mentor and build a  confidence in that person.

          Our mentors will be of  various religious backgrounds that they may service the mentee better.  This mentor program is not based on religion but it is our belief that  if any mentee is religious it is best to keep him in that religion.  As  long as the mentee follows his religious belief, we can track his growth  and well being. As an example, if the said mentee was to stop going to  church or the mosque it may be a sign that they have returned to a life  to crime or dabbling in criminality.

          The mentor will  also be responsible for staying in contact with the church, mosque, and  minister of the mentee. This contact is important and must be  documented; the minister should be keep abreast of the mentee progress  since they are a stakeholder in this recover process.