Our Mission

Glorifying Jesus Christ by making inmates Christian Disciples

Genesis One breaks the cycle of recidivism by changing the lives of offenders both in and out of prison through accountability and discipleship, offering meaningful programs to prisons, with aftercare and resources upon release.

Who We Are

In March of 1990, John Easley and his wife founded Trails End Corporation, dba Genesis One, a 501c(3) entity. Penny Willoughby is the Genesis One Executive Director serving its stakeholders, volunteers, and board.

Genesis One (G1) was established to work in conjunction with the Oklahoma Department of Corrections to break the destructive cycle of recidivism. Our vision is to reduce failure and increase opportunities so that offenders may successfully and effectively assimilate into society as productive law-abiding citizens. This is done through both pre- and post-release programs

Genesis One is a Christian, faith-based organization whose chapter membership is open to any offender regardless of race, age, gender, or religious preference. However, that offender must accept God into his or her life before continuing in the program. GENESIS ONE believes that without Jesus Christ this program will be of no value.

What We Do

— We Find & Fund

— We Build Networks

— We Strengthen

— We Educate

— We Provide Care

— We Consult

Impact Stories

I was a normal kid. I was extremely book smart and a bit of a loner. I married my high school sweetheart when I was 19 and in college. After college we found out I could not get pregnant and we later divorced. I had been with him since I was 16 and this was the first time I was able to make my own decisions without considering anyone else. Those decisions were not very good for many years.

Kevin spent eighteen years of his life incarcerated, his time in was broken up into three incarcerations. He could never break free. During his time in the county jail after his third arrest he had a life changing encounter. It was while he was waiting to go back to prison that Kevin met Jesus and accepted him as his Lord and Savior. He had been counseled to follow Christ in baptism and that was his goal when he landed at Holdenville, but his stay there was too short to get it approved. Back on the transport bus, he was being shipped to Jim E. Hamilton.


Be the change your community needs!