Ron Hicks is a proud father, grandfather, and pastor. At the age of 19, Ron Hicks received a life without parole sentence. While in prison he became a sign language interpreter, braille transcriber, and leader in Angola’s faith community. After serving 33 years, he received his second chance through a commutation in March of this year. Ron holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Christian Ministry and Pastoral Ministry respectively, and is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity degree from the New Orleans Baptists Theological Seminary. He is also an Ambassador to The Visiting Room Project, bringing TVRP to audiences across the country, while working as a reentry specialist at the Louisiana Parole Project.