letter from the founder
Beloved Fellow Christians,
Roger Munchian miraculously was rescued from capital punishment charges in 1997 for 2 counts of aggravated manslaughter while driving drunk and served only 5 year probation. That experience was his Damascus Road opening his eyes to a new life in Christ based on eternal perspective and putting a halt to his national network of drug trafficking.
Eventually his past caught up with him and he was facing federal and state indictments that would bury him for 150 years in prison for slew of conspiracy and drug trafficking charges arising from his prior lifestyle of sin in the early 1990’s.
Again miraculously Roger was rescued from a life in prison with only a 2.5 year sentence in Arizona Department of Corrections. God placed this ministry vision in Rogers heart while he was serving his sentence. As a born again believer in prison he accepted his consequences for the bad choices he had made in the past and realized this was a true blessing in disguise and welcomed the sentence as a mission assignment from God. His personal experience in prison was essential to
understand the hopelessness, helplessness and the brokenness of the least of these imprisoned and how that brought so much suffering to their loved ones since his wife and kids too were facing similar challenges. God used the NIV Life Application Study Bible to teach Roger the truth of His word and the principles of righteous living. As soon as Roger was released in 2005, he launched the Prison Ministry vision through his own 501c3 organization known as Life Changing
Prison ministry which was later adopted by His Church family and known as Christ’s Church of the Valley Prison Ministry only to outgrow to a separate entity known now as Rescued Not Arrested, Inc. Rescued Not Arrested provides 140 church services a month, 500 one to one mentoring and dozens of inmate baptisms each month in Arizona. Each year RNA distributes tens of thousands of English and Spanish NIV Bibles to hundreds of Chaplains nationwide and missionaries in 6 Countries. The word is spreading fast and more demand for free Bibles with free shipping is being requested weekly from prison chaplains and missionaries around the world. Praise God!!! Rescued Not Arrested is operated by 100% volunteers. Dozens of volunteers including Roger are full time
volunteers and others serve part time or sometime. All donations are used for the mission cause and majority of the mission is providing thousands of English and Spanish NIV Life Application Study Bibles each year to youth and adults incarcerated nationwide and Fifty thousand NIV English and Spanish Bibles to over 500 chaplains in County, State or Federal Jails and Prisons in 50 states. Zondervan has partnered with RNA and provides all the Bibles at a very reasonable
rate. In addition, RNA has an effective transition support process in place for released inmates to help them integrate into society successfully and not return back to prison. RNA provides immediate job and housing opportunities and connects them to likeminded community church family.
Rescued Not Arrested, Inc is a 501(C)3 Non Profit Organization. For tax-deductible purposes write your checks to Rescued Not Arrested.
Roger Munchian, Founder
Rescued Not Arrested