A Message From Our Co-Founder & Spiritual Advisor:

"Welcome to our site! I am so glad that you are here. Take a look around to learn more about who we are as a ministry, our mission and vision for Christ, as well as information about how you can get involved in any of our events and minstries. We welcome you to reach out to us! If you have any questions at all, I would love to connect with you!"


WE ARE THANKFUL THAT YOU ARE HERE.

COME VISIT, OR GIVE US A CALL! WE WOULD LOVE TO GET TO KNOW YOU.


OUR HISTORY

Forgiven Ministries, Inc. is a young, independent, growing ministry.

We started with a small group of people who came together out of a shared desire to help others, a different kind of help—a Christ centered help that was not defined by a specific place or a specific gathering time, but by a group of people, some ex-offenders, living out the truth of God’s Word by modeling grace, and by loving and serving others.

Part of our journey has included meeting inside and out of prisons, community corrections centers, half-way houses and in our community.

  • 2011 - FORGIVEN MINISTRIES ORGANIZED & INCORPORATED
  • 2012- FIRST VIDEO INTERVIEW WITH REV. NETTIE
  • 2013- FIRST BOARD MEETING
  • 2013- WEBSITE FORMED
  • 2013- BY-LAWS APPROVED
  • 2013- FIRST ELECTION OF BOARD MEMBERS
  • 2013- FIRST BANQUET (Night of Golden Celebration)
  • 2014- JOINED WITH KAIROS  PRISON MINISTRY AND ENTERED LAKE  ERIE CORRECTIONAL FACILITY FOR 4 DAY RETREAT
  • 2014- PARTNERED WITH ERIE COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS CENTER FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE WORKERS (325 Hours)
  • 2014- BUSINESS PLAN WAS PREPARED
  • 2014- NON-PROFIT STATUS APPROVED (Retroactive  2011)
  • 2014- PARTICIPATED IN ERIE GIVES & PARTNERED WITH COMMUNITY SHELTER SERVICES
  • 2014- FIRST FUND -RAISER
  • 2014- FIRST NEW LIFE CELEBRATION BANQUET
  • 2015- WCTL RADIO INTERVIEW
  • 2015- ERIE CCC COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS (375 Hours)
  • 2016- PARTNERED WITH THE SUNSHINE GROUP & GOD'S TREASURE HOUSE
  • 2016- PARTNERED WITH SERVERIE & UNION CITY FIRST ASSEMBLY CHURCH
  • 2016- BEGAN CLIENT HANDBOOK, EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK & ORGANIZATIONAL MANUAL
  • 2016- ERIE CCC COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS (792 Hours)
  • 2017- PARTNERED WITH SERVERIE TO HELP BUILD PERRY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL'S PLAYGROUND
  • 2017- NEW WEBSITE DONATED AND SPONSORED BY MINISTRY DESIGNS.  BECAME BRANDED THROUGH MERCYHURST UNIVERSITY
  • 2017- OPENED JOSHUA HOUSE (Men's Residential Community)
  • 2017- ACQUIRED FEMALE RESIDENCE

CHANGING LIVES

My name is Richard Reilly.  This Ministries’ name says it all: “Forgiven.”  The first thing is accepting God’s Forgiveness, then being ministered to in order to grow into my destiny.  I can honestly say that I feel the Lord’s forgiveness through this ministry.

Thank you for being here for men who are in the same position as me.

Richard Reilly

I have been involved with Forgiven Ministries for a few months now and absolutely love the culture here. Everyone is on fire for Jesus and looking to spread their love.