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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 25 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 April, 2016

Bible Study Classes


Bible Courses Issued


Bible Lessons Graded


Professions of Faith


"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


  • Chaplaincy Training

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.



GRO Pod Chaplain Leo Wynne

GRO Pod Chaplain Leo Wynne



Former GRO Pod Grad writes us from Pugsley Correctional Facility, Kingsley, MI: I was laying here reading God's Word and felt the need to write to you (GRO Pod Chaplain Leo Wynne). You laid the foundation, Jesus Christ in my life. It's all about Christ Jesus and like you said that nothing matters but a relationship with Him, getting to know Him. I am so grateful for the things that you taught me and showed me. I feel like I could be Timothy and you Paul, and how Timothy was his son in the faith. I am praying for someone like you to continue mentoring me. It would be nice to have someone keep you aligned with the Word. Thank you! Grace and Peace, Trevor