Bishop Jack Wisor says he thought about quitting the ministry altogether after the community started protesting him and his ministry, but he decided he couldn't do that to the people that depend on him for a place to live.
Wisor says that people in Brockway have been throwing glass bottles, trash and even logs at his ministry on Route 28. They've even threatened his life after he decided to allow Ernie Simmons to live there. Wisor says Just for Jesus takes in anyone with nowhere else to go, and that will include released inmates as long as the law allows.
He feels like he is protecting the community, as his ministry works with the State Police and the Department of Corrections and was approved by them to house released inmates. Anyone who stays at one of their shelters has to abide by a curfew, work around the ministry and work on themselves. Wisor hopes people in the community will realize that even released inmates have to have somewhere to live, and he says it's better for the community and the person staying there to be in a structured church environment.
Right now, there are 25 people living at the Just for Jesus ministry. According to Wisor, over 700 people have come and gone in the last seven years.