President/Director -- EFM
Senior Pastor -- Eagle's Nest Church
Dr. David R. Pelka
Dr. David R. (Randy) Pelka is the President and Director of Eagle's Flight Ministries. He is also Senior Pastor of 'The Eagle's Nest'. You may e-mail Dr. Pelka by Clicking Here

Dr. Pelka graduated from Shippensburg Area Senior High School in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania in 1966.
In continuing his education he graduated from Zion Bible Institute, East Providence, Rhode Island in 1969 as a Pastoral major; Berkshire Christian College in Lenox, Massachusetts where he majored in Christian Education. He then ultimately went on to earn his Master of Theology degree from International Seminary, Plymouth, Florida. Dr. Pelka completed work on his Ph.D. from Evangel Christian University, Monroe, Louisiana. Dr. Pelka has also completed a CPE residency as a Clinical Pastoral Counselor.

Dr. Pelka also is employed by the State of Georgia as a Chief Counselor in the GDOC (Georgia Department of Corrections). He is based at Ware State Prison in Waycross. Ware State Prison is a Level 5 Prison which houses behavioral problem close security inmates and assists them in returning to a general population status and transfer to a lower security prison. Currently there are slightly over 1600 inmates housed at Ware with a staff of 400.

Ware State Prison is also the host facility for Appling Pre-Release Center in Baxley, Georgia (200 inmates); Bacon Probation Center in Alma, Georgia (200 inmates); the Tommy Rouse Day Reporting Center in Waycross, Georgia (supervising approximately 200 probationers from Ware and surrounding counties); Ware Annex and Bacon County PDC (Probation Detention Center) each of which houses approximately 200 medium and minimum security state prisoners.

The prison outreach ministry of Eagle's Flight Ministries reaches not only into Ware State Prison and those institutions it hosts, but also to the Ware County Jail which houses up to 600 inmates for Ware County and the City of Waycross. Periodically they also minister in the local RYDC (Regional Youth Development Center) which houses up to 30 inmates who are below the age of 16.

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