Ministry brings Christmas to children of prisoners


Just because Don Roath retired from being a minister doesn’t mean he has retired from ministering.

After moving to Hood County in 2011 and joining First United Methodist Church of Granbury, Roath enlisted church members to participate in the national Prison Fellowship Angel Tree Program.

The outreach is a component of the national Prison Ministry formed by Chuck Colson, a reformed member of the Watergate Seven who was known as President Richard Nixon’s “Hatchet Man.” After serving time in federal prison, Colson formed the prison ministry and won numerous honors for his work in furthering the Christian message. He died earlier this year at the age of 80.


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