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From Crime to Christ

Sharing a Hope that leads to a changed life

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Transforming Lives,
Saving Tax Dollars

GRO Pod improves recidivism by more than 50%

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The Great Commission

Each year over 1,500 inmates pray to
receive Christ in the intake area alone

Forgotten Man Ministries brings together inmates, chaplains, and lay-workers in the study and ministry of God’s Word.

FMM chaplains conduct daily in-house jail ministries that include Biblical one-on-one counseling, Bible correspondence courses, group Bible studies, discipleship training units (GRO Pods), distribution of Bibles and Christian books and wholesome books & magazines, showing of Christian DVD’s, and the facilitation of pastor visits and local church worship services.


Rev. Albert M Novak, full-time lead chaplain with Forgotten Man Ministries, heads up a staff  including part-time  Administrative Assistant & Lead Female Chaplain Sue Nolff,  and part-time GRO Pod Chaplain Leo Wynne – in addition to 29 volunteer associate chaplains involved in a variety of daily team ministries.

In addition there are over 200 jail ministry volunteers assisting with Bible teaching, correcting courses, and personal mentoring each month.

FMM Ministry Update for March, 2017

Bible Study Classes


Bible Courses Completed


Bible Lessons Graded


Professions of Faith

99 +

"Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations (including inmates) ...Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you." Matthew 28:19,20



Forgotten Man Ministries trains volunteer jail ministry chaplains online using the learning system.  A volunteer candidate must apply and be accepted before beginning their jail ministry training.  A $25 Course Registration fee applies for candidates upon receiving login information.  Candidates are not guaranteed a volunteer spot in the jail.  All applicants must complete the online training course and a Genesee County Jail Guidelines questionnaire issued through Chaplain Novak.  In addition, one must submit to a security clearance criminal background check and be granted approval by the sheriff in order to enter the county jail and conduct any jail ministry.




Preferred Photo No 1– Warmest Spring Greetings –
Thank you for your ongoing support.
Terri and Chaplain Al Novak

FMM IS APPROVED BY ECFA : Evangelical Council for Financial Acountability
GUIDESTAR : Charity Check Verifying Nonprofit Eligibility
BBB: Better Business Bureau
MSA: Michigan Sheriff’s Association


FEMALE INMATE WRITES: FMM has taught me about Jesus and satan and how real it all is. I wouldn't understand the way I do without the help of the FMM ladies! The Lord saved me, my son, and fiance's life by setting us down and making us sober up and show us how wrong we were living. I didn't know the Lord until jail and now that I do, I will never go back to satan!! Cindy and Lois (FMM associates) show us so much amazing love during their bible class. They give me hope and make me realize that we are all humans. Real genuine love I have never really known. I look up to them and want to have what they have. Thank you for being God's messengers. I wouldn't have come this far into peace without you all from the bottom of my heart, Thank You! WE PRESENTLY HAVE 28 LOVING AND CARING FMM ASSOCIATE CHAPLAINS THAT SERVE IN THE GENESEE COUNTY JAIL
- Rachel 3D