About Us

Sharing the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ with prison inmates.
Since 1976, Gospel Echoes has been sharing the good news of the Gospel by sending ministry teams to prison and providing discipleship materials for prison Chaplains and inmates. The ministry was founded by Marvin & Amy Beachy in Goshen, IN and quickly expanded across North America.

Gospel Echoes Team Association, Canada West, was incorporated in 1991 as a Registered Charity (#132215617RR0001) and is funded by individuals, churches and businesses. Gospel Echoes Team is responsible to an elected Board of Directors. Operations are directed by a Regional Director, Office Manager, and Ministry Team Leader.

God has been faithful, and today the ministry is moving forward with the help of many prayer warriors, volunteers, graders, and contributors.

To God be the glory; great things He has done and is doing today!

Mission Statement
It is the primary focus of Gospel Echoes Team Association, Canada West to share the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ with prison inmates. We believe that the redemptive work of Jesus Christ through His death on the cross and His resurrection makes it possible for men to be saved from the penalty of sin and to be transformed as new creatures.
Gospel Echoes, in partnership with the local church, provides its’ ministries free to prison inmates and chaplains. The ministry is supported through church offerings, individual and business donations, monthly partners, and other fundraising efforts. Our mission is to reach out to the least, the lost, and the last. Matt. 25:36, “I WAS IN PRISON AND YE VISITED ME…”
Doctrinal Statement (What We Believe)
We Believe the entire Bible, and that it is the only inspired word of the One uncreated and triune Creator God, and that it will stand forever. (John 1:1)

We Believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is the only Son of the living God, Who by His virgin birth, appeared among man as the Lamb of God to be the supreme sacrifice, the only atonement for the sin of all men by the shedding of His precious blood on the cross of Calvary. (Luke 1:26-35; John 3:1-21)

We Believe that Jesus died, was buried, arose from the grave on the third day, ascended into Heaven where He now is the mediator between God and man, and that He shall return to take His Bride, the church, to be with Him forever. (Matt. 27:34-28:10; Luke 24:50-53; John 14; Acts 1:9-11)

We Believe that those who do not accept Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour shall upon departure from this life enter a place of conscious eternal punishment, Hell. (Rev. 20:14-15; Matt. 10:28-30; Luke 16:23; Mark 9:42-48)

We Believe that our primary responsibility in this life is to fulfill the Great Commission of our Lord, to evangelize the world through the power and guidance of the Holy Spirit. (Acts 1:4-8)

We, the Gospel Echoes Team members, although we hold memberships in Mennonite churches in our home areas, are committed to work in love with all born again Christians to accomplish this great task before the return of our Lord Jesus Christ whose kingdom shall have no end.
In the ministry of the Gospel Echoes Team we feel our responsibility and calling is to help men and women in need behind bars.


I have completed Courses 1-4 during my incarceration. I also received my personal Award Bible. I would like to continue with Courses 5-8.
– Irene