Forgotten Man Ministries

Forgotten Man Ministries, headquartered since 1966 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, is the arm of the local Christian church. The primary purpose is to evangelize and disciple inmates housed in Michigan county jails. Faith missionary chaplains, who are called of God, trained and commissioned, share Christ inside of the jails and seek prayers and financial support on the outside.

2 Corinthians 5:17 - Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new crearture: the old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

Who We Are

The Forgotten Man Ministries is a non-denominational, charitable organization established in 1966 with a mission to carry the gospel of Jesus Christ to inmates housed in the county jails of Michigan, USA. We are presently serving in 35 jails.

Our Vision

Our primary purpose is the rehabilitation of inmates through the gospel of Jesus Christ. We believe this is best accomplished by providing a trained and commissioned chaplain to minister within the county jail environment. Our chaplains organize and oversee evangelistic programs within the jail, utilizing volunteers and provide Biblical counseling to inmates and staff.

Types Of Activity

Our chaplains coordinate and oversee the following types of ministries in the jail: Bible distribution, Weekly worship services, Group Bible studies, Personal Biblical counseling, Correspondence Bible Courses, Bookcart & Literature ministries, Drug & Alcohol related programs, Video ministries, & special seasonal programs (ex. Christmas, Easter, etc.)


Presently serving in the county jails of Michigan, USA

Our magazine (newsletter)

Our quarterly newsletter is called "Reaching the Forgotten". It is mailed out bi-monthly to those on our mailing list that totals over 13,000.


About Our Prison Ministry

Forgotten Man Ministries is recognized by the Michigan Sheriff's Association and provides a 24 hour training class for volunteers in jail chaplaincy. This class is taught regionally throughout the State of Michigan. Most sheriffs require this training before volunteers may minister in the county jail. The executive director of FMM is the designated chaplain to the Michigan Sheriff's Association.

Support In

1. Monthly support needs for our missionary chaplains.
2. Volunteers to assist in a variety of jail ministries.
3. Godly wisdom & empowerment for our chaplains & volunteers.
4. God's favor with jail staffing & open doors for ministry.
5. An understanding of Who Christ Really Is among the inmates.


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