Van Buren County


The jail is located in Paw-Paw and can hold a maximum of 215 inmates.



Cal Alderink

Cal Alderink

Phone: 616.240.7327


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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. FMM Van Buren County offers a number of specialized programs to inmates searching for a renewing relationship with Jesus Christ:

-Bible distribution

-Self-study Bible courses

-Church services

-Group Bible Studies 

-Book Cart Ministry

Volunteer Opportunities

Serve. If you have an interest in sharing Jesus with inmates please contact Chaplain Cal at the number or email above. We offer specialized training and support to guide you as you minister to those incarcerated and forgotten. Possible areas of service include mentoring, leading Bible studies and leading worship services. 

Represent. FMM Van Buren County needs support from local churches around the county to sustain the ministry inside the jail. Would you consider sharing the FMM story with your pastor, mission board, and church family? 

Pray. Most importantly, we need your prayer for our ministry. Pray for both Chaplain and volunteers as they serve and also for the inmates to have open hearts to receive the gospel!

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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