Pastor Paul Song

Pastor Paul Song served as a volunteer chaplain for 19 years at HMP Brixton but was restricted and then banned from ministry at the prison after a Muslim became Head Chaplain.

Paul Song

Pastor Paul Song served as a volunteer chaplain for 19 years at HM Prison Brixton, running several internationally respected Christian courses and bringing many prisoners to Christ.

But in 2015, a Muslim imam took over as Senior Chaplain who said he wanted to “change the Christian domination” within the prison. Shortly after, Paul started to face restrictions on his ministry – as did other Christian groups running courses at the prison.

He was eventually banned from the prison, without authorities explaining why or providing evidence. Eventually, the prison claimed that Paul had called an inmate a “terrorist” which Paul denied, saying:

“The whole reason I served at the prison was because of my desire to bring the good news of the gospel to people, regardless of their religion or background. I believe that it has the power to transform the lives of all who believe, and so I would never do anything which may cause an individual to not want to hear the Christian message.”

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