Chaplain Gene Presley
Gene and his wife Dianne, of 33 years, have lived in Tallahassee, Florida for about 2 years and are from the Pensacola area. His daughter and grandchildren brought them to this area. Gene is federally retired as Postmaster of Gulf Breeze Florida and then retired as State of Florida First Judicial Circuit Alternative Dispute Resolution Director/ Mediation Services for the court system. As you know, Jesus is the “Prince of Peace” and Gene, as a peacemaker, helps others seek peace and resolve conflict God’s way through mentorship and bible study at Gadsden Re-Entry Center, Apalachee CI East and West Units. At this time, he is teaching 20 weeks of classes on Peacebuilding and Biblical Conflict Resolution in all three prisons. He recently was blessed to spend a few days in four prisons with Pastor Gary Montgomery’s Living Stones Children of Inmates program. He ministers on four day journeys into prison with Walk on Water Prison Ministry in Santa Rosa CI Annex and Main Units at least five times a year.
He is a member of Big Bend After Re-Entry Coalition (BBARC). He has been ordained by Walk On Water (WOW) Prison Ministry. His journey with prison ministry began in 2009 on a four day journey into Century Correctional with Kairos. Gene periodically goes into prisons with Florida’s Inmate Encounter. He is the leader of Tallahassee Celebration Baptist Church Prison Ministry Group. His mission is that all should have God’s peace and be used for God’s purpose in their lives through acceptance of Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
Gene joined the GEMS team in 2016!
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