It is with a heavy heart that we announce Frank Barton passed away Sunday, April 7.

With his partner in life, Maxine, Frank served the Lord for more than 30 years as leader of Florida Conference Prison Ministries. Frank’s ministry has brought many lives to Jesus, and this legacy will not be forgotten.

Please keep Maxine, their three daughters, and son in your prayers as they cope with such a significant loss.

In lieu of flowers for the memorial service, financial gifts to Florida Prison Ministries are welcomed. To make a contribution:

  1. Visit the Florida Conference Church page on Adventist Giving.
  2. Scroll down to the bottom of the “Conference/Union Offerings” section.
  3. Click “Add Categories” in the Conference/Union section.
  4. Type “prison” in the search field.
  5. Click “Florida Conference Prison Ministries.”
  6. Enter the amount you wish to donate in the Prison Ministries field.
  7. Click the “Continue to Donate” button and follow the web site’s instructions, including an option to donate as a guest without having to create an account.

Florida Prison Ministries is committed to training volunteers to reach every inmate and his/her families/friends who would like to have an opportunity to know Jesus Christ and be saved.

We are blessed by God with a complete, effective program implemented by volunteers relying on the Holy Spirit. We will, with the Grace of God, meet the opposition with the “sword of the Spirit” which is the Word of God. (Ephesians 6:17). For God has given His promise to us in Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” The success is not in us but in Him as He states in Psalms 37:5, “Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.”

These Bible promises have been given to us to achieve His success in working for Him. Thank you Jesus!