Genesee County


FMM ministers to an average of 580 men and women daily at the Genesee County Jail. 

Annual bookings add up to about 16,000.



John Heyworth

John Heyworth

Phone: 810.238.7102


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We offer a number of programs at the Genesee County Jail in our efforts to share Jesus with those incarcerated:

-GRO (God Restoring Offenders) Pod: An 8 week (M-F) in-depth program that teaches Biblical principles with life application. So far this has reduced recidivism (re-offense) in participants from 76% to 22%. We hope to expand the program to include 20 men in each session.

-A book cart ministry (wholesome & Christian materials weekly)

-Distribution of Gideon’s (prison edition) Bibles and FMM correspondence Bible courses

-Provide personal Biblical counseling for inmates

-Coordinate intake area preaching teams and literature distribution

-Christian video ministry showings multi-weekly
-45 group Bible studies each week

-7 church worship services each Friday (3 floors)

-Follow-up and discipleship ministry



Volunteer Opportunities

First Steps

Pray. Pray that we will continue to reach inmates for Jesus and for the Lord to open doors and hearts for us in Genesee and other jails across the state.

Volunteer. Contact Chaplain John Heyworth at the above phone number and email for more information on volunteering in our worship services, Bible studies, or as a mentor. We also love volunteers who like to organize, file and help with event planning! 

Represent. Share FMM at your church. We are always looking for local partners to share the story of FMM in their church and help promote upcoming events and fundraisers. 



PREA Training:  All volunteers must complete our e-learning course on PREA before volunteering in the Genesee County Jail

Religious Volunteer Guide: Please take time to review and understand the "Religious Volunteer Guide" for the Genesee County Jail

Sheriff's Form:  Once you have completed the previous two steps, please print out and sign the Sheriff's Form and bring to Chaplain Heyworth in the jail.



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

Tel: (616) 784-4620


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