Is There A Place in Society for Ex-Offenders?

June 8, 2015
Hosted by Charles Haywood Ellis III

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There are hundreds of thousands of ex-offenders released from prison a year. While statistics say that Two-Third of those released will be re-entries back into the system, the remainder will live with the stigma of having been imprisoned. Join us today as we try to answer the question: “Is there a place in society for ex-offenders?

An Hour of Empowerment

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An Hour of Empowerment, hosted by Charles Haywood Ellis III will be designed to give you information that will empower, enlighten and educate you to make the best decisions that affect your everyday life. We will provide tools, techniques and knowledge that will cut to the heart of various relevant matters. While the show covers a variety of topics, our primary focus is on voting, self-improvement, education, relationships, urban violence, finances and much more.

Charles Haywood Ellis III

He is one of the most respected leaders in the religious community both in Detroit and across the nation. Bishop Charles H. Ellis III is the pastor of the 6500-member Greater Grace Temple in the Motor City, and the Presiding Bishop of the 1.3 million member Pentecostal Assemblies of the World.

He’s known as a man “with a heart for people” who believes in reaching beyond the walls of the church to touch hurting lives. In Detroit, he’s known as a dedicated civic leader and is a board member of numerous community organizations.

His church has been the site of a number of international events including the funeral of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks. During the auto crisis, his sermon, “A Hybrid Hope,” was featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times on the same day. It made international headlines as he challenged Washington to help save the auto industry. Through this effort Bishop Ellis and this sermon were featured in three documentaries.

Bishop Ellis broadcasts daily to potential millions on his internationally viewed “Amazing Grace” telecast. He’s also a member of the cast of the docu-series, “Preachers of Detroit,” which airs on the Oxygen Network.

Bishop Ellis is happily married to his wife, Crisette, and is the father of three children, Kiera, Charles IV and Kirsten (who made her transition in 1994).

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