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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, showing of Christian DVD’s, and the facilitation of pastor visits and local church worship services.

Presently, Chaplain Al Novak, a full-time missionary with Forgotten Man Ministries, heads up a staff  including part-time Assistant Chaplain Sue Nolff,  and part-time GRO Pod Chaplain Leo Wynne - in addition to 27 volunteer associate chaplains involved in a variety of daily team ministries.

There are over 150 jail ministry volunteers assisting in discipleship mentoring monthly.

FMM Ministry Update for JANUARY 2015

Bible Study Classes


Bible Courses Issued


Bible Lessons Graded


Professions of Faith

76 +

"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



We have a significant waiting list of inmates wanting to get into the GRO Pod at present. We plan to expand this program from 15 to 24 students per session to help accommodate the growing interest but still need your financial help to ensure that we can continue to support and grow this valuable ministry.

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GRO Pod Questionnaire - Was the training that you participated in helpful? Answer: I believe the course was exceptional. The course directives provided an excellent basis for Christian values toward life. The Anger Resolution and Financial Freedom courses were also very enlightening. The most wonderful parts of the program are the times of worship, fellowship, and Bible study. I have gained a wealth of understanding of the Bible and our Savior Jesus Christ ... this program has changed my life and gave me hope. God Bless.
- Marc