What is the Hospitality House?
Built in 1986, the Hospitality House in Huntsville has assisted thousands of families of prisoners each year. The staff is 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.
History of the Hospitality House
People have come, approximately 3,000 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.
- Open Pantry Policy
- School Supplies Handout
- Christmas Toy Give-Away
- Art Against the Odds: Children’s Art Therapy Program
- Execution Orientation
- Inmate Release Orientation
- Media Free Shelter
- No Cost Overnight Lodging
- Spiritual and Family Ministry