Fresh Start Ministries of Tampa, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that was founded in 1991 in Central, Pennsylvania by Pastors Charles and Betty Williams. Through their ministry, they have been mentors, counselors and teachers to thousands of men and women. They have developed and utilized their own unique techniques to teach life skills and Godly principles to those desiring to transform their lives. Using the Word of God as their blueprint, they've created workshops and classroom curriculums to minister to the lost and forgotten women inside and outside the penal system. In 2002, God called them to move their family and ministry to Tampa, Florida and they answered that call with passion. Their ministry has expanded to include 3 key components: Beyond the Gates Prison Ministry, BW Focus and Victory House-A transformational home for women re-entering society after incarceration.
In 2019, Fresh Start Ministries was awarded the Advocacy Award by the Tampa Bay Underground Network. Here's a quick video of Pastors Charles and Betty Williams telling their stories in their own words.