From September of 1989 until October of 2005, we were known as the Adventist Prison Ministries Association (APMA), which was the support and service organization for Seventh-day Adventist Prison Ministry volunteers in the North American Division.
We are now a 501(c)3 international self-supporting professional association of Adventist Prison and Jail Ministry volunteers, known as the Alliance of Prison Ministry Organizations and Affiliates (APMOA), that serves as a Prison Ministry training and consultation resource for all levels of the world-wide Seventh-day Adventist church. (We do not solicit or accept tithes.)
Although we changed our name and the scope of our mission, our officers and Board members are all - and must be - Seventh-day Adventists in good standing at their local churches. We are also totally committed to supporting the global mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, especially as it relates to Prison and Jail Ministry. (We also have an "Endorsement of Credibility" from the North American Division of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.)