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The mission of Mercy Outreach is to bring the love of Christ to all people, and to serve God one day at a time and one person at a time until He returns. We are dedicated to restoring hope and direction to the lives of broken, incarcerated, and hurting people through evangelism, discipleship, one-on-one spiritual counseling, and meeting their physical needs as the Lord provides.


Mercy Outreach was founded on the idea of helping those in need. Since our organization was established, we have endeavored to provide help where the need is greatest.Clayton Transitional Center (CTC) is a state prison facility that houses about 376 male offenders within 12-36 months of their release.  Mercy Outreach in partnership with Charis Gathering Ministry ministers at Metro Transitional Center for women and Jimmy Helms Facility for pregnant offenders and seriously ill men and women being housed for medical treatment. In 2019, We added Phillips Transitional Center to our outreach.


Our team is made up entirely of volunteers. We advocate for those who need our help. Even a little help goes a long way.


That is why we are especially happy to find new volunteers who share our commitment to doing good in the world. Do you want to support us by helping with our work? Then do not hesitate to contact us. A helping hand is always greatly appreciated. To volunteer please contact us on on our Contact Us page. We respond quickly to all inquiries

S.Debord, Chaplain

Meet Our Team

Chaplain Sue DeBord

Chaplain Sue DeBord became a follower of Jesus Christ in 1986 and immediately had a heart for the broken and wounded. God called her into prison ministry in 1988 and she began going into jails shortly there after. In 2000, a door opened at Metro State Prison for her to become the volunteer coordinator. She was ordained in 2009 which allowed her to begin doing spiritual counseling with the offenders. When the prison closed  in 2010, she stepped into a new level of ministry at Clayton Transitional Center where she is now the volunteer Chaplain.

Dorothy Benson

Dottie Benson – Was called to prison ministry eighteen years ago beginning at Metro State Prison. Dottie saw the need and answered the call. Dottie was brought from alcohol and drug addiction to saved and delivered.

Dottie, started out working in Chaplaincy. Dottie began to work with the indigent program for the women at Metro State prison. With lots of donation began to supply the needed items for women. Charis Gathering then invested into Christmas Bag Project which gave the women a Christmas bag filled with goodies and hygiene supplies approved by the prison system.

Dottie, also helped with the volunteer coordinating which included volunteer paperwork from trainings of new people to volunteer in the system. Lots of paperwork, Dottie also ministered in the lock down area either to unruly, mental health or death row. This ministry was done through the cell door. Dottie has such a loving heart for the incarcerated people.

Dottie also has a Bible Study that she sends out to approximately 350 inmates bi-weekly to both male and female to prisons throughout the Georgia area.

After Metro State Prison Closed Dottie found a position as volunteer chaplain at Helms Medical Center where the sick and dying men and all the pregnant women are. Dottie has weekly bible studies as well as one on one ministry. The Christmas Program is still done at Helms as well as Clayton Transitional Center along with Sue DeBord.

Dottie does  go to Lee Arrendale State Prison and holds bible study and helps with the hygiene program there and the Christmas bag program and whatever the Chaplain may need.

Dottie attended Charis Bible College beginning in 2006 graduating in 2010.

Dottie is 78 years young and plans on going strong for many more years serving with my heart’s desire.

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