Aug 18, 2021
Jim McCloskey founded Centurion Ministries, the first
organization devoted to exonerating wrongfully convicted
prisoners serving life sentences or sentenced to
death. Jim has helped free 65 innocent people.
Today, Jim shares how his path was first one
of destruction, followed by redemption and only then was he
able to begin his amazing, life-giving work.
Tune in for Jim’s awe-inspiring reflections
on the emotional responses from his clients. In hearing
his telling of the laborious process of re-investigating
cases, you will be reminded of the value of hope and sacrifice.
Don’t miss my conversation with this dedicated advocate for
- The National Registry of Exonerations tracks over 2,800 cases
of individuals who were wrongly convicted of crimes, based on new
- Centurion Ministries has taken on over 80 cases, freeing 66
people. Collectively, these individuals have served 1,488
years in prison.
- When Jim's mother contracted polio in 1947, his father modeled
the importance of responding to adversity with love, loyalty and
- Six hours a week, Jim would visit inmates at New Jersey's
Trenton State Prison as a requirement for seminary.
- Do you believe I'm innocent? With no legal or
investigative training, Jim worked for three years to free Jorge de
los Santos from prison after presenting new evidence.
- Learn more about Centurion Ministries here.
- Get a copy of Jim McCloskey's When Truth Is All You
JIM MCCLOSKEY'S LIVE INSPIRED 7
- What is the best book you’ve ever read?
We Were Soldiers Once... and Young by Lt.
Gen. Harold Moore.
- What is a characteristic or trait that you possessed as
a child that you wish you still exhibited today? Courage
to stand against the group.
- Your house is on fire, all living things and people are
out. You have the opportunity to run in and grab one item. What
would it be? The Bible.
- You are sitting on a bench overlooking a gorgeous
beach. You have the opportunity to have a long conversation with
anyone living or dead. Who would it be? Abraham
- What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
My dad told us to always be honest and always be prepared.
- What advice would you give your 20-year-old
self? Be your own man.
- It’s been said that all great people can have their
lives summed up in one sentence. How do you want yours to
read? Micah 6:8 What the Lord requires from you: to do justice,
embrace faithful love, and walk humbly with your God.