If you are interested in joining our ministry team, view our current job opportunities.

Two Locations.

One Savior.

For more than 45 years, Forsyth Jail & Prison Ministries has worked with volunteers from churches across our community to share Christ’s love and compassion as a path to new life with thousands of incarcerated men and women, many of whom found not only a new life in Christ, but also a new life and second chance in the community after release. 

“Remember those in prison as if you were in prison with them.” – Hebrews 13:3

FJPM currently ministers to more than 750 incarcerated men and women at the downtown Forsyth County Detention Center (jail) and the 250 men housed at the minimum-security Forsyth Correctional Center (prison) off Cherry Street. 

Number of ministry opportunities this year
Transition to Work Program graduates

Our Mission

Forsyth Jail & Prison Ministries uses Christ’s love and forgiveness to transform lives and break the cycle of crime and punishment.

Get Involved

Our Ministry depends on you!! There are a number of ways to support this important and life changing work. 

Ways to Give

  • Online using a credit or debit card
  • By Mail with a personal check
  • Gifts of Stock and Other Securities
  • Planned Giving
  • United Way Contributions

Ways to Engage

  • Pray for the Worship Services
  • Provide Snacks
  • Join the Thursday Yorkfellow Prison Ministry
  • Collect Personal Hygiene articles
  • Form a team in your church
  • Help with outreach to inmate’s children
  • Become a sponsor 
  • Invite a chaplain to speak at your church
  • Hire an ex-offender to work at your business

Participate in Upcoming Events

Breakfast Fundraiser

October 23, 2024, 7:00am-8:30am 

Our most significant fundraiser of the year!  

Come hear life stories from our Transition to Work graduates who
invested time in pre-release courses to better themselves. Countless
ex-offenders have successfully transitioned from prison to community life. They
are blessed to be a blessing.

Benton Convention Center
301 West Fifth Street, W-S, NC

Contact us by September
30th to sponsor a table of 8 or to attend the breakfast.

(336) 759-0063


Transition to Work

Transition to Work prepares inmates for release into the community via a 18-24 month pre-release four course curriculum focusing on life skills, decision making, and employment skills.