The Canadian pastor who was recently jailed when a police helicopter found where his outdoor congregation was gathering noted how his imprisonment allowed him to minister to his fellow inmates.
Pastor Tim Stephens of Calgary, Alberta, also addressed the implications of the ongoing church arsons in Canada, during an exclusive interview (video below) with conservative Canadian outlet Rebel News.
Stephens made international headlines in June after a police helicopter found his outdoor church service and Calgary Police took him to a maximum security prison while his young children sobbed.
Stephens said when his fellow inmates at the Calgary Remand Centre realized why he had been arrested, they considered it unjust.
“When they understood why I was there, they didn’t think it was right for me to be there,” said Stephens. “They would call me ‘pastor,’ they would open up about their own problems and want counsel, want advice. Even inmates who were hardened atheists came to appreciate where I was coming from and