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Who We Are - What We Do - and Why We Do It

MAIN THING FIRST MINISTRIES

A 501(c)3 Organization

Ron Biggers, Founder and CEO

www.mainthingfirst.com

ronbiggers@mainthingfirst.com

OUR VISION

Healing and hope to all families of the incarcerated.

OUR MISSION

In addition to making Jesus known, Main Thing First Ministries supports, mentors and ministers to families that are dealing with issues caused by the incarceration of a loved one.

  1. We support the families with counseling and relationships with other families.

  2. We support their children with academic tutoring.

  3. We support adults with pre-GED classes and college prep classes.

  4. We support the families with pre-employment preparation.

  5. We support to the families with seeking or searching for employment.

  6. We mentor the families with relationships with other strong families. 

  7. We support the children with sponsorship to appreciate children activities.

  8. We minister to the family unit including the individual that is incarcerated.

    1. We are in constant communication with all family members.

    2. We start a rebuilding of the family starting the day of sentencing.

  9. We connect with the faith based community, the private, and governmental agencies to build a consortium of citizens that want to build a stronger, safer and more prosperous community.

  10. We build a customized re-entry program for former offenders with job application and interview techniques.

  11. We seek funding for training and wage support for the employer.

  12. We communicate and council with the employer and the new employee on a regular basis to offer encouragement and support.

 

YOU CAN BE A MAJOR HELP!

We covet your prayers, the volunteering of your time and skills, and your financial support.

“We” the community are responsible for “our” community.  Things are never going to change unless “we” change them.

Send your questions and suggestions to: ronbiggers@mainthingfirst.com

 

Mail your checks to Main Thing First, P.O. Box 1325, Roswell, NM 88202-1325.

 

Thank you!

 

ABOUT THE FOUNDER - RON BIGGERS

During my sophomore year in high school I was invited by some friends to attend a youth group at a local church.  A new youth pastor had started his ministry near the same time that I joined that church.

 

I hadn’t been in church for some time, so this was a new experience.  Max, the youth pastor, taught several Bible studies, and took us on trips to other local churches for training and sharing with other youth groups.  The next year in high school Pastor Max led me to Christ and I was baptized.  Shortly after that, in my senior year of high school, my gradual fall away from God started.

 

After high school I enrolled in the local university.  I wasn’t a good student.  I repeated several classes, some several times.  I began some shameful activities that lasted for some time.  I am not proud of that season in my life.

 

Several years later I was married, and God blessed me with a wonderful son.  My son has grown into a better man than I will ever be, but the marriage ended.

 

Later I joined another church.  This is where my son was baptized.  He graduated from high school and then college with a degree in computer technology, after which he moved to find a good job.

 

Again I switched churches (I know what you are thinking, another church?). This where I got involved in several ministries, a few of which I led.  Then I was sponsored to a men’s spiritual weekend retreat, “Walk to Emmaus”. One afternoon at that retreat I had an encounter with the Holy Spirit and found myself totally broken.

 

Weakened, crying, and sweating - for the first time in my life I was truly confessing my failures, my regrets, and my sins.  I was in a need of forgiveness for my shameful past.  I Needed new direction for what God wanted from me. I needed to know if God had a purpose for my life, and if He did, what it was.  I cried out for His love and forgiveness… and I received that forgiveness.  I felt as if that part of my past had passed away like it had never happened.

 

But now what?  What about the rest of my life?  I prayed Isaiah’s prayer, “Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?’ And I said, ‘Here am I. Send me!’” (Isaiah 6:8).

 

I came down from that mountain wondering what I had done in praying that prayer.  What if God asked me to go somewhere awful; somewhere far away and dark?  The “what if’s” ran through my mind, wanting an answer, fearful of the answer... would there be an answer?

 

An answer did come.  A pastor asked me if I had ever considered prison ministry?  I said not just “No”, but “H*** no”.  That is literally what I said.  Prison ministry was one of those places that was far away and dark. In his wisdom he told me that he understood.  But, he still asked me if I would go with him to the jail and pray for a man who was going to be transferred to another institution. Reluctantly I agreed.

 

Inside a jail cell next to three inmates, God spoke to me.  He clearly stated this is where He wanted me to serve him.  Prison ministry was my purpose!  That was on September 28, 2002.  I have been going to visit men in jail every week ever since, for fifteen years now.

 

During my many jail visits I had occasion to talk to a large number of the wives, mothers, sisters, girlfriends, and children of the incarcerated.  I listened to their stories and learned of their struggles. I saw the overwhelming heart ache that comes over their loved ones that were incarcerated.  I knew they needed help that no one else was offering.  Someone had to do something for the families of the incarcerated.

 

That lead me to form “MAIN THING FIRST MINISTRIES”.

 

 

Ron Biggers

Founder & CEO, Main Thing First Ministries

OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Ron Biggers

Founder and CEO

Pastor Joe Diaz

Chairman of the Board

Pastor Tim Arlett

Executive Board Member

Position Open

Legal Council

Bethany Benavides

CFO

Dan Jennings

Board Member

George Farmer

Board Member

Barry Foster

Board Member

Natasha Mackey

Board Member

Brad Biggers

Board Member

Eric Chapman

Board Member

The Executive Board of Directors

Pastor Artis Allen

Executive Board Member

The Advisory Board of Directors

JoDee Bower M.S.W., L.C.S.W.

Executive Board Member

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Pastor Jason Perry

Executive Board Member

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