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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 SEPTEMBER, 2015

Bible Study Classes


Bible Courses Issued


Bible Lessons Graded


Professions of Faith

97 +

"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


Jail Ministry Training

Forgotten Man Ministries trains volunteers and 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 on  Candidates are not guaranteed a volunteer spot in the jail, but must complete the online training course and complete a Genesee County Jail Guidelines Course from Chaplain Novak, pass a criminal history background check, and be granted approval by the sheriff in order to enter the county jail.



God’s love for us is all wrapped up in a baby called Jesus.  We celebrate His birth by giving gifts to one another to remind us that giving itself is a true act of love.  The inmates here in the jail are mostly “forgotten” at Christmas.  The FMM jail ministry team through the financial support of Christians in our county will provide a gift for those described as the “lost, the least, and the last” and let them know that God really does love them.  The gift bag will contain a hygiene pack, candy bars, candy cane, and an assortment of evangelistic literature that will be given to each inmate in a hand decorated bag.  Your help is needed to purchase such gifts as co-laborers with our Lord.  Thank You as we follow His own words and instruction to love our enemies.
Please Read Sheriff Pickell’s
2015 Christmas Appeal Letter
and Learn More about our Christmas Program



GRO POD STUDENT: "You do not know how much the GRO Pod means to me. Each time I think about doing something wrong, I think of (WWJD) What Would Jesus Do? I thank God for his mercy. When you preach (Chaplain Leo Wynne), I listen. I am a sinner who really wants to get his life right, and not just my life, but my family and friends to. My roommate and I study every night memorizing Bible verses. I want to leave this darkness and come to the light of life. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. " Timothy (5B)