Branch County


-More than 2700 bookings take place at the Branch County Jail each year.

-A maximum of 142 inmates can be held at the jail on any given day. 



Ed Knisely

Ed Knisely

Phone: 517.278.2325 ext. 258


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FMM provides spiritual care to the men and women in our jail through the capable leadership of our chaplain and volunteers. Our purposes are evangelism and discipleship in the jail and to do that we offer a number of programs including:

-Bible distribution

-Self-study Bible courses

-Weekly worship services

-Group Bible studies

Volunteer Opportunities

Serve. We have opportunities available in the jail and at home for individuals interested in joining us in ministry. Please contact Chaplain Ed 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 Branch 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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