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36 minutes | Oct 20, 2021
Homeless on purpose
Ever wonder what the Homeless deal with on a daily bases? In this episode Matt will walk you through what it was like to go Homeless on purpose. This experience changed Matt's life and the direction of Ransom Ministries. You will hear of the frustrations experienced even in a short time. We hope you will get a new perspective on the homeless and the struggles they experience. Listen with an open heart and we are sure you will be blessed.
20 minutes | Oct 16, 2021
Relaunching into our calling
Today we see how we help those we serve Launch into their calling
20 minutes | Oct 15, 2021
Restoration is a beautiful thing
Today we talk about the beauty of Restoration and moving forward into the life God intended for us.
20 minutes | Oct 14, 2021
Rebuilding takes work
This episode we talk about the rebuilding our lives process and how at Ransom we walk through that process with our participants and how you can do the same with those in your life.
25 minutes | Oct 13, 2021
Repairing our past is a process
Over the next 4 days we will be going through the curriculum that we use to teach our classes. We know we have done this before but we have had a lot of feedback and felt we need to offer it again. We are going to do this over the next 4 days in succession. Please share these episodes with your friends and family.
38 minutes | Oct 6, 2021
Everyone has a story
Today we will hear from a few of our participants and hear their stories told by them. We hope though this episode you will see we should never judge by what we see. We need to listen to those around us.
31 minutes | Sep 29, 2021
Charlie- Finding Purpose in a prison
In this episode we talk to Charlie Bailey a local business man as he shares first how he turned his life around through a bad situation. Charlie shares how growing in his relationship with Christ put him serving in Jail ministry. You will hear through his story how God revealed his gift of helping people he never would of dreamed he could ever relate with. We hope this will help you see that you just have to get involved in something for God to work in your life. He will show you His plan for you when you step out of your comfort zone.
36 minutes | Sep 22, 2021
Jim Backes- "The angel with the Demon Tattoo"
Today we talk to one of the most driven person we have ever met. Jim was very well educated, successful in business and a heart to give back. Jim came in our community a few years ago and we have always known he would be an important part of Ransom You will hear his belief system on business, and serving others. We know as you listen to his story you will see that its important to share your talents with others.
37 minutes | Sep 15, 2021
Erin- "I was an atheist"
This episode we talk with Erin Curtis about living a life when you don't feel like you fit in. She will talk about a life of struggle and growing up around mental illness and when your dreams feel like they fall apart. Erin will talk about her path to addiction and what that has cost her at this point of her life and multiple stays in treatment. You will also hear her share about the power of God in her life now. We are sure you will be blessed by her story.
18 minutes | Sep 8, 2021
Angela- From the student to the leader
Today we talk with Angela Lignos our new Director of Education. Angela will talk about her life before and then being a client at the Home of Grace (Rehab for Women) She will also talk about being a student of Ransom Reprogram 3 years ago in our first class of Home of Grace women. You will see her come full circle and now is the Director of the program she was a part of and took what she learned and is becoming all that God created her to be. This has always been the vision of Ransom to have someone that participated in the program to come back and lead. We know you will enjoy her story.
23 minutes | Sep 1, 2021
Life outside the boat- Serving with Balance
Today Matt talks about how we can serve those around us without hurting them. We will discuss how to balance Mercy and Justice when serving those that God put in our lives. We will show that we must first know the persons story before we can know what they need. We hope you will see that we make things so hard when it really is not that hard if we let those we serve to participate in their own healing. Please listen with a open mind and understanding that we must have balance. Jesus gives us the model on how to balance not only our serving but our personal lives.
28 minutes | Aug 25, 2021
Sandy Delchamps- Welcome to the team
Today you will meet our new Director of Ransom Recycling. Sandy Delchamps comes to us from a very powerful Rehab ministry with 12 years experience in help men get through Addiction. We have known Sandy a long time and worked with him on many projects. We are excited to have him on our team and we wanted you to meet him. I think you will see through this interview why he is a good fit. We hope you enjoy go to for more information on what we do and how to get involved.
39 minutes | Aug 18, 2021
Matt and Tara- How it all began
Today we are going to revisit Matt and Tara's conversation on how Ransom was birthed and how they got on the same page. They discuss the process of figuring out what God was calling them to as a couple. They will tell stories of how their faith was built along the way. This is how it all began
20 minutes | Aug 11, 2021
Today we bring you Kristian Gibbs Story again. I wanted you to hear Khristians story again. Since this taping Khristian has moved on to his career job and been at that job for over 8 months and been promoted multiple times. You will hear his story of a life of trying to chase the dollar and how it caused him to make bad choices. But since then he has done things the right way and it is paying off. We hope this will encourage you to stay focused on you goals.
20 minutes | Aug 4, 2021
Mary Paige- Finding her own way
Today is a special episode for Matt as he talks with his 16 year old Daughter. We discuss how it it is growing up in a family that is in ministry. Mary Paige will talk about the frustrations of seeing two different worlds and hearing stories of people that have and have not as a teenager. We hope you will enjoy her raw and real stories of her turmoil with her own walk with God and how she had to find her own way and the importance of letting her do that. You will love her openness.
25 minutes | Jul 28, 2021
Quincy- Never Stop Caring
Today we bring you a story of victory, defeat, and love. We talk with Quincy about his time at Ransom and then we follow up with where he is now. We hope you will learn that people will not always make good choices but that does not excuse us from caring. I love Quincy and will always consider him a friend. Never give up and never stop caring for others. Even when they don't do what you think they should but also we must not become enablers by not wanting to say no or be honest. Enjoy todays episode and share with your friends. To find out more about Ransom Ministries go to
28 minutes | Jul 21, 2021
Johnnie- Helps to have a support system
Today we talk with Johnnie Rodgers. We met Johnnie through a partner of ours and I am so glad we did. I think you will enjoy our conversation with Johnnie about his life growing up in Grand Bay Alabama, Being in the navy and being married for over thirty years. Join me as we walk through his life and hear of his victories and his struggles. If you want to know more about Ransom ministries go to
20 minutes | Jul 14, 2021
Ransom Reprogram- Relaunch
Today we finish up our 4 episode series on our Ransom Reprogram Curriculum. In this stage we talk about relaunching into the workforce and stepping towards our goals. This class talks about work culture and also a biblical look at starting a job. We hope you have enjoyed this walk through Ransom Reprogram. All of us need to remember and keep learning what it takes to be a great employee and an even better person. For more information on Ransom Ministries visit
20 minutes | Jul 7, 2021
Ransom Reprogram- Restore
This is our 3rd episode that we are walking through the Ransom Reprogram Curriculum. This stage is what we tell our students is looking through the windshield and a place to start dreaming of what could be. Matt will walk you through the classes and the reasons for each part of the teachings. We hope you will enjoy this and if you want to find out more about Ransom Ministries go to
20 minutes | Jun 30, 2021
Last week we talked about the repair stage of Ransom Reprogram. Today we will talk about the rebuilding stage. This is the stage that we learn about being the ideal employee, Goal Setting, Vision Boards, Vocational planning, Resume Writing and Mock Interviewing. Matt will go through the process of Rebuilding what crime and addiction has taken away. If you want to learn more about our programs go to
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