Finding Christ in an Unlikely Place

Sept. 23, 2016 Jennifer J. Smith

Jennifer Smith shares her powerful testimony of the freedom she found when Christ awakened her to the gospel while incarcerated—when her sin collided with the cross. Jennifer then joins a panel of women who also came to know the Lord while serving sentences at McPherson’s Women Prison in Arkansas. Watch them share their radical life-change stories.

Running Time: 35 minutes


Jennifer Smith: Good morning! What a privilege to be able to attend, now, my third True Woman! And what a privilege and an honor it is to be able to share God’s story, that He has written in my life, and to share when sin and the cross of Jesus collided in my life, and the result of that. 

Or, as Dr. Moore shared last night, how when the gospel wrecked and rebuilt my life. Or, as Blair shared, how I went from being a captive to being captivated by Christ. Or, as Mary shared, when I found that place where Jesus became enough.

I want to share with you, briefly, this morning that I’m a former inmate. I spent eleven-and-a-half years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections. Before I go any farther, I just want to stop and say, I know I don’t look that old (laughter). I know …

About the Speaker

Jennifer J. Smith

Jennifer J. Smith

Jennifer Smith's youth was filled with abuse, bitterness, addiction, and violence that led her to spend eleven-and-a-half years in prison. During her incarceration she came to know her Savior and was transformed by God's Word. She now serves as a chaplain in the same prison where she was once incarcerated, sharing the hope of the gospel everyday to women in prison.