Since 2008, the Perry Chapel Foundation has been dedicated to one thing - providing a worshipful space where the men serving at Perry Correctional Institute can become all that God intended.
Perry Chapel Foundation exists to construct a place of worship, inside Perry Correctional Institute, where those incarcerated may hear the Good News of Jesus Christ, grow in grace and knowledge, and, as new creations, impact the prison culture for the glory of God.
The project began as a cooperative effort between Christian citizens of Greenville County, the South Carolina Department of Corrections, and Perry Correctional Institute's Chaplancy staff. Chaplain Larry Epps seeks to minister to the approximately 900 men who are housed at Perry. He does so having to use recreational space for worship services and discipleship classes. This space, however, is almost always occupied with activities. There is no space consistently available for the most important rehabilitation found inside the wire - a new life in Christ.
A group of Greenville businessmen who regularly volunteer inside the prison took up the task of constructing a chapel. The initial goal was to raise $250,000 which would then be matched by State funds to construct the chapel facility on the grounds of the prison. Over the course of this journey, it was determined the better route would be for the effort to be completely private enterprise. We are broadening our reach, sharing our story, and engaging the larger community in making this chapel a reality.
The goal is to raise $500,000 for the construction of the Perry Chapel. Currently, the Perry Chapel Foundation has raised approximately $200,000. Please join us in completing this worthwhile endeavor. Those imprisoned are on the Lord's heart. We pray they will be on yours as well.