Richard Rienstra

Richard Rienstra ( is contract administrator for Faith-Based Community Initiatives' grant "Linking Ex-Offenders with Michigan Works!" and is ordained as a minister in the Reformed Church in America.

Articles by this author:

  • "We Are All Here"

    Worship in the Prison Church

    “About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake . . . all the prison doors flew open, and everyone’s chains came loose. The jailer . . . thought the prisoners had escaped. But Paul shouted, ‘Don’t harm yourself. We are all here!’”
    —Acts 16:25-28