Macklin Ministries is a faith-based, non-profit organization that works to provide assistance, to include spiritual, social and educational opportunities to disadvantaged people in our community and otherwise.
Reginal Macklin and Lisa Bowman-Macklin started Macklin Ministries in 1996. Their focus was and still is educational reform, prison reform and social reform.
Lisa was a teacher and then became a principal in the Seattle Public School District. She devoted 25 years of her life teaching, administrating and advocating for the disadvantaged children and youth that she served. Upon leaving Seattle Public Schools in 2001, Lisa went on to open her own school The United Interdenominational Holiness Academy of Excellence in Tacoma, Washington. She now serves as an Assistant Director and Educational Consultant and supports parents and children in public and private schools free of charge. Lisa’s background allows her to troubleshoot problematic situations in the classroom and provide advocacy for parents who do not possess the necessary skills to assist their own children.
Macklin Ministries provide tutorial sessions; as needed for children who are behind academically, free of charge. We understand the importance of children having the necessary tools to be successful in school. Therefore, each August we host the Back-to-School Giveaway to include backpacks, books and all other school supplies for the community and local churches.
The Macklins expanded their vision of service and took over the Prison Ministry in 1997. We currently serve in several prisons on a monthly basis
The Prison Ministry Reform is two-fold. The first is understanding that many inmates are young men of color who came from single-parent households headed by women with very few positive male role-models.
Monthly visitations allow for spiritual impartation into their lives along with the message they are never alone.
It is our goal to remain visibly supportive of them and to demonstrate a caring and nurturing environment at each service.
We are now in the process of establishing five more Clean and Sober/Transitional Houses over the next 2 years for men, women and families.
We strongly discourage re-offending and are in need of donations and support to obtain an educational facility, computer lab and monitoring station for released inmates.
Secondly, we clearly understand when a parent is incarcerated, it leaves a big gap in the family structure. Therefore, we are passionate about the children of incarcerated parents and have developed an Angel Buddy Ministry. We gift to these children each Christmas and send the gifts in the name of the incarcerated parent no matter where the family may live in the United States and abroad. In this way the children understand even though that parent is away from the family, they have not forgotten about them.
It is our desire to support them even more by providing monthly meetings to mentor and assist them academically and socially. We would also like to bring in motivational speakers and provide them with “fun” activities like skating, bowling, movies, etc.
Please do your best to support the efforts of Macklin Ministries.
Reginal and Lisa Macklin