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Folsom State Prison the Fifth Stop on National ‘Jesus Loves You’ Tour

Co-authors of the newly-released book, “Jesus Loves You … This I Know,” pastors Craig Gross and Jason Harper will share the love of Jesus to inmates at Folsom State Prison, one of the nation’s first maximum security prisons. In an effort to show love to those who have been neglected by the Church, Gross and Harper will lead a chapel service for the inmates on Oct. 25, 2009, preaching the message, “Jesus Loves the Crooks,” on the fifth stop of their national tour surrounding their book.

Gross and Harper wish to refresh the phrase “Jesus loves you” and share a message of redemption, hope and freedom in faith to those who are, “stuck at Folsom Prison, (where) time keeps draggin’ on.”


Jason Harper serves as the director of community outreach for Capital Christian Center in Sacramento, Calif. He is a published author and the founder of The Extra Mile, an organization committed to advocating for better education and health care for inner-city children.

Craig Gross, originally from Sacramento, Calif., is the founder of Fireproof Ministries and TripleXChurch, a Web network that helps those struggling with pornography or workers in the sex industry. The author of “The Gutter,” “Starving Jesus” and “The Dirty Little Secret,” Gross spends most of his time with unchurched people. He currently resides in Las Vegas, where he started The Strip Church in the heart of the city.


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Gross and Harper’s book, “Jesus Loves You …This I Know” (Baker Books, ISBN: 978-0-8010-1329-4, $17.99) released Sept. 1, 2009 and applies the timeless truth of Jesus’ love to all people, no matter who they are or what they have done.

Coinciding with the book, Gross and Harper are currently in the midst of a national tour, during which they are visiting six cities around the nation, hoping to connect with groups of people who have traditionally been ignored by the Church.

Their tour kicked off on Aug. 30 at Westboro Baptist Church, where Gross and Harper confronted hate with love at the Kansas church known for its offensive protests. As part of the tour, the authors have given away 400 free lunch buffets in Las Vegas, debated an adult film star in Los Angeles and helped to give away a house to a deserving family in Detroit. After their visit to Folsom State Prison, they will conclude their tour at the Atlanta Pride Festival on Oct. 30-Nov.1 to apologize for they way religious people too often treat the homosexual community.

More information about the authors, book and tour can be found at www.jesuslovesyou.net.


To request an interview with Gross or Harper, or for information on the book or tour, please contact Jodi Phillip at 469.438.3729 or via e-mail at [email protected].

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