Built in 1986, the Hospitality House in Huntsville has assisted hundreds of families of prisoners each year. The staff are dedicated to provide the physical and spiritual needs of prison families with temporary shelter, food, TDCJ orientation. We are committed to the strengthening of spiritual and family relationships to help them see the hope that only God can provide. The ministry is directed by Debra McCammon. Her husband, Joe, serves as chaplain for the ministry.
This family ministry maintains contact with families, inmates, chaplains, and other support groups both inside and outside of prison. Special attention is given to providing gifts for children at Christmas time and back to school time.
The Hospitality House originated in 1983 as a concept of service in the Prison Committee of the Texas Baptist Men. Texas Baptists raised funds and materials, and the TBM Retiree Builders assembled approximately 270 people on the 23rd of May 1986, for a 24-hour build-out of the 7,000 square foot facility with 48 beds.
People have come, approximately 2,400 per year, from all around the world and nearly every state of the Union to visit loved ones incarcerated by the TDCJ in the Huntsville area.
The Hospitality House is governed by the board of the Texas Baptist Prison Family Ministry Foundation. Board members include representatives of the Baptist General Convention of Texas, Texas Baptist Men and Tryon-Evergreen Baptist Association.
The purpose of the Hospitality House Ministry is to promote the public welfare and alleviate the hardships of the disadvantaged by ministering to the physical and religious needs of families of prisoners incarcerated in the penal system of the state of Texas. These families are the "other victims" of crimes.
Or mail to:912 10th St. Huntsville, TX 77320