Our Story

Jimmie and I began our journey as prayer acquaintances. Jimmie was mentoring a gentleman in his men’s group who was married to a friend of mine. Anyone that knows me, can tell you how passionate I am about prison ministry and by this time I had been serving in the prison ministry department at my church for four years. Meeting Jimmie through our mutual friends was no big deal. (so I thought) Through our friendship Saved By Grace correspondence with birthed. Jimmie ministering on the inside and me on the outside. As our friendship grew letters turned to phone calls and phone calls turned to visits. Favor fell on us as we were not married but contact visits were granted. This allowed us to participate in retreats together at the unit. We would go around encouraging families, couples and other brothers in the faith. Saved By Grace transportation was now birthed. As families did not have transportation to see their loved ones. Jimmie and I would again tag team from the inside out. Fast forward to October 10, 2017 we were married in the unit visitation room. We share our testimony in the marriage journey seminar as a lot had taken place between 2016 -2018 when my husband was released. God indeed was merciful and faithful towards us.

Meet our team

Board Members

Tamara H. Williams

Executive Director

Twenty five years of customer service experience in health care, financial counseling, account specialist and loan processor.  Worked for large corporations such as Methodist Hospital, Baylor Hospital, American Airlines and Nation Star Mortgage.

Volunteering for over 20 years becoming an Ordained Minister in 2013 and Elder 2016.  Prison Ministry involvement since 2011 in the following capacities, Administrative Assistance, Volunteer Trainer and Unit Team Lead.  Certifications received with the Potters House – Counseling and Behavioral Health in 2009, Light University – Caring for peoples Gods Way 2009, A Renewed Mind Ministries – Deliverance 2008 and Morris Cerullo School of Ministry 2011.

Jimmie L. Williams Jr.


Twenty years of diverse experiences. Two years of trucking experience with specialty as fork lift driver, General Manager at McDonalds,  15 years as a Barber and Agricultural Field Worker.  Involved in various ministry programs such as Minister of faith, praise and worship leader, peer to peer mentor,  Bible Study facilitator and quest for authentic manhood program.

Maria D. Horn


Maria D. Horn is a JP Morgan Chase VP retiree with 42 years of banking experience. She has managed Domestic/International Corporate clients and Banks with banking portfolio, servicing all areas of customer service. Operation Manager of various customer service areas and call center staff. Policy and Procedures were followed and productivity often exceeded set goals.

Dana Blair


Dana resides in Plano, TX where she works as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.  She obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in chemistry and nursing followed by a Master’s Degree in Nursing.  Dana Blair is a highly motivated and dedicated person who believes that to accomplish things in life, you must set goals and high expectations for yourself, yet always put God first.


Tatiana Santollo

Board Member

Tatiana Santollo is a TDCJ-approved wedding officiant,  paralegal, specialist in document preparation services, proud prison wife and a prison advocate.

Rosa M. Silver

Board Member

Rosa has a Bachelor of Arts of Science and a Masters of Arts in Psychology with an emphasis in Life Coaching.  She serves as a Director of Operations for Saved by Grace Foundation.

Gwen Collins Womack

Communications Director / Certified Life Coach

Founder of Womack Ministries and host of “In the Free World Doing Time”; She is an author, life coach and licensed minister, as well as a conference and motivational speaker.

SBG Headquarters

Our office space is complete with a media studio, a computer room, and a spacious lobby. Feel welcome to view the interior floor plan below.

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