Executive Director of Awana Lifeline
After 40 years as a church pastor and seven years in prison ministry, Mike Broyles has joined Awana as executive director of Awana Lifeline™.
This new role enables Mike
to continue his
vision for fathers inside and outside of prison, only on a much larger scale.
"I want to train fathers in the church," Mike
says, "while involving them in the lives of inmates and inmates' children around the world."
In 2006, while serving as a family life pastor, Mike
devised a unique idea for training fathers in his
recruited 20 men to assist him in mentoring prisoners at Los Angeles County Jails.
L.A. County is the largest prison system in the world.
and the men taught the inmates how to live up to their biblical responsibilities as fathers using Malachi Dads, a prison program of Awana
believes strongly in Awana
Lifeline's vision that every child would have a godly father who is building a legacy of faith in Christ.
looks forward to continuing Lifeline's nine-year-long mission as a fathering ministry - inspiring and equipping men, families, churches and communities to develop godly dads.
"Mike is a visionary leader committed to the Lord's work," Awana President/CEO Jack Eggar says.
has a heart and passion for children, fatherhood and prison ministry.
I believe Mike will lead Awana Lifeline to influence more men in the church and in prison than ever to be the fathers that their children urgently need."
Equipping inmates to disciple their children
Mike partnered with Awana Lifeline for several years while serving as a pastor for Grace Baptist Church in Santa Clarita, California.
His primary involvement was leading the Malachi Dads program at Pitchess, one of the prison facilities in L.A. County Jails.
In 2011 and 2012, Mike served as director of prison ministries for World Impact.
Using Malachi Dads, Mike
has seen more than 1,000 men trust Christ for salvation in L.A. County Jails.
also helped run five Returning Hearts Celebration events at L.A. County Jail and at Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola.
assumes leadership for a ministry that has quickly grown across North America since launching in 2004.
Lifeline is about bringing hope, joy and forgiveness to inmates and their families and men in churches and their families all across America," Mike
"It's about breaking the cycle of crime and the cycle of sin from generation to generation.
We're about seeing men in prisons and men in churches become the light of the world."
How to contact Mike Broyles