The friends of moravian prison ministry
is an independent ministry support
group within the Moravian Church
Southern Province that seeks to:
> secure ongoing financial support for this important ministry;
> raise awareness of the amazing “boots-on-the-ground” work happening in the Forsyth jail
and prison through the Moravian chaplaincy; and
> share opportunities for people to support this chaplaincy with their time, talent, and prayers.
By becoming a Friend of the Moravian Prison Ministry, you will be answering God’s call
to minister to “the least of these.” We urge you to open your hearts and minds to this ministry
that is truly life-changing.
The moravian partnership with the fjpm
Since 1978, community churches in Winston-Salem have shared the gospel with incarcerated men and women through the Forsyth Jail and Prison Ministries (FJPM) — helping them seek Christ and break the cycle of crime and punishment. In 1995, the Moravian Church formalized a partnership with FJPM and called pastor Robert Wolfe to a full-time chaplain’s position. Upon Pastor Robert Wolfe’s retirement in 2018, Pastor Jeff Carter answered the call and began his work as Chaplain in January 2019. He is the only Moravian minister serving within the FJPM. Through this ministry partnership, Chaplain Carter:
teaches Bible studies and life-skill classes;
leads worship at the jail and prison;
provides 24-hour emergency crisis counseling for inmates;
reconnects inmates to their estranged families;
provides marriage counseling to strengthen fragile families;
coordinates a weekly Yokefellows meeting at the prison; and
encourages men after incarceration.