CHAPLAINS

Email Office Phone
Dennis Marks - Chaplain dennis.marks@goodnewsjail.org (601) 485-7708

MarksDennisDennis Marks was born in Miami, FL. Although raised in a Christian home, it wasn’t until December 2, 1978 that he truly began his Christian walk. Dennis attended Trevecca Nazarene University, Georgia Nazarene Bible College Extension and Toccoa Falls College.

In May 1990, Dennis was ordained as an elder in the Church of the Nazarene. Dennis pastored churches in Georgia and Tennessee, as well as served as a missionary to American Indian children at the Sun Valley Indian School in Arizona.

In April 2002, Dennis became a full-time Good News Jail & Prison Ministry Chaplain at the Lauderdale County Detention Facility, where he currently serves today. In July 2006, Dennis transferred his ministerial credentials to the Southern Methodist Church and serves with Elder’s Orders. Dennis lives in Meridian, MS with his wife, Linda. They have 7 children.  Their oldest daughter is married and lives in Virginia and has given them two granddaughters.  Their three sons are married and live in Meridian. Their youngest son and his wife have given them a grandson. Their three younger daughters live at home and are homeschooled.

FACILITIES SERVED

Lauderdale County Detention Facility
2001 5th Street
Meridian, MS  39301
Phone: (601) 482-9896
Facility Information
Capacity: 310
Daily Population: 250
Yearly Population: 7,500
Officials:
Major Laurie Robinson

Hilltop Honor Farm
7297 Hwy 39 N
Meridian, MS  39305
Phone: (601) 481-1964
Facility Information
Capacity: 70
Daily Population: 30
Officials:
Major Laurie Robinson

MINISTRY STATISTICS

MINISTRY LOCATION

Lauderdale County Detention Facility

Hilltop Honor Farm