Berrien County


-More than 8000 inmates are booked into the Berrien County Jail each year.

-Maximum capacity at the jail is 340 inmates.



Russ Simonson

Russ Simonson

Phone: 269.983.7141 Ext. 7234


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Our hope is that each inmate who participates in our programming will start a "new life" in Jesus Christ and in doing so, never returns to jail again. We offer a number of programs to inmates including:

-Bible distribution

-Self-study Bible courses

-Weekly church services

-Group Bible studies

-Spiritual counseling

-Library cart of faith-based literature

Volunteer Opportunities

Serve. We have opportunities available in the jail and at home for individuals interested in joining us in ministry. Please contact Chaplain Russ at the number above for more information on requirements, training, and needs.

Represent. Partner with FMM by sharing our story at your local church. Church support is very important, both for our ministry and for departing inmates seeking to make a new life in Jesus' name. We need people like you to connect us with churches across the county.

Pray. Most importantly, lift up the chaplain and volunteers in prayer. Pray for inmates who are lost and seeking redemption. With your help, we can continue to touch lives in the jail.

Forgotten Man Ministries
3940 Fruit Ridge Ave. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49544

Tel: (616) 784-4620


Forgotten Man Ministries is a tax-deductible 501 (c) (3) charitable religious organization.
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