Jail Chaplin - Allan Reiman
Under the direction of Chaplain Allan Reiman, we offer many religious services. Chaplain Reiman is a Trained and Ordained Chaplain who works under the supervision of Forgotten Man Ministry. Forgotten Man Ministry is a non profit Ministry headquartered in Grand Rapids, MI. Their web site is www.forgottenman.org. The Chaplain is required to attend bimonthly training sessions and answer to the Director of the Ministry, Chaplain John Fehler. There are also over 40 volunteers who help with the Ministry at the Livingston County Jail. They come from approximately 20 different churches in the area.
Although Chaplain Reiman works around 35 hours a week at the jail, he is not employed by Livingston County. He is a missionary supported by various churches and individuals. The Chaplain, commonly referred to as "Chappy", states that he is "called by God and is seeing Him, God, do wonderful things in the lives of men and women incarcerated at the jail".
Chaplain Reiman and his wife, have been Livingston County residents for over 35 years. They have 4 children and 12 grandchildren. Born and raised in Michigan, Chaplain Reiman attended Tyndale Bible College and earned a Bible Certificate in 1990. He enjoyed 35 years in varying positions including working as a Controls Design Engineer in manufacturing before moving on to Missionary work with YWAM (Youth With A Mission) in 2002.
Chaplain Reiman spent 13 years as a volunteer at the Washtenaw County Jail leading Bible classes every Thursday night and conducting Sunday Worship Services. He then began to work part time as a volunteer at Livingston County Jail in 1996, eventually assisting two former Chaplains at the Livingston County Jail. He became Associate Chaplain and held that position for approximately 6 years before being made the Chaplain at the Livingston County Jail. He became the Chaplain in 2012 and has been doing the Ministry at jails for over 26 years.
Chaplain Reiman attends Cornerstone Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Brighton (original member) and currently serves on the Missions Committee. He can preach at Churches and speak at your events.
Here are the programs supplied by the Chaplain to Inmates who desire to take advantage of them.
- Chaplins are available to talk to and counsel inmates. We have 4 Associate Chaplins and over 45 volunteers involved with the Ministry. The Chaplins are here to minister to the needs of ALL INMATES, whatever their religious affiliation may be.
- A female Associate Chaplin is available specifically for female inmates.
- Forgotten Man Ministry supplies a series of Bible Correspondence courses to study.
- Bibles, devotional materials, and religious books are available to all inmates.
- Church services are offered to all classified inmates on Sunday afternoon as well as on an additional day during the week.
- Celebrate Recovery (a Biblical 12 step Program) is offered weekly.
- Catholic services (and reconciliation, as need arises) are available weekly.