Dr. Michael L. Reighard
CEO/Founder/Resource Development Administrator
Training Team Leader
In the early years of Mike’s pastoral ministry, he recognized the desperate need for prison ministry and witnessed the powerful change that inmates experience once they accept Christ. After the completion of an M. Div., he began his career with the Federal Bureau of Prisons. During twenty years as a chaplain with the Bureau, he and his wife, Neda, observed the frequent return of inmates to prison. God began moving Mike in a new direction: to establish a community re-entry program for ex-offenders. This new direction has become Jericho Commission .
Public Relations Representative
Mike networks with faith groups and business leaders in and around the Springfield area. He is a 49 year old born-again Christian who has dedicated his life to helping the incarcerated. After attending Bethany Bible College & Seminary, where he earned a General Bible Diploma, God gave him a vision for Free at Last Ministries. Mike has spent the last 18 years counseling & mentoring the incarcerated. He is currently serving as a youth mentor with the THRIVE Afterschool Program at Calvary Temple aka Life360 Church. Mike has a heart for the incarcerated and looks forward to spreading the Message of the Kingdom.