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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 Assistant Chaplain Mickey Tankersley,   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 August, 2017

Bible Study Classes


Bible Courses Completed


Bible Lessons Graded


Professions of Faith

121 +

"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 Fall Blessings!
Your partnership enables us to share a brighter future for many who have fallen into the cracks.
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


AUGUST GRADUATING GRO POD STUDENT WRITES: In the GRO Pod I have learned more about God and His Word than I have anywhere ever. In this period of time, I was tested and encouraged to not only learn but to memorize scripture and where to find it. I can now tell anyone who asks where to look when asking about something. I am able to show someone how to be saved. My spiritual growth has been miraculous since joining GRO Pod and I am confident in returning to the streets and being able to stay on God's path. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to be in this class and please give my huge thanks to Brother Leo for giving of his time. GOD BLESS
- MItchell 5B