"No more fitting example can be found than the story of Jon Ponder, a convicted bank robber and Richard Beasley, the FBI agent who arrested him. Richard went to John's home the day after his release from prison to let him know he had and was praying for him. Having accepted Christ in prison as a result of reading the Bible and hearing the words of Billy Graham, John and Richard developed a remarkable friendship. John now runs the Hope for Prisoners ministry."
- Tony Perkins, Family Research Council