Jail Ministry

About the Ministry

Our long standing member Joyce Rookus answered a call from God back in 1995 to utilize her gifts and passion for those incarcerated at the Allegan county jail. She received a chaplaincy to minister to the women residents in jail and has been serving there ever since. Joyce visits and ministers with the women twice a week for counseling, Bible Study and prayer. On many occasions she continues to follow up as a mentor upon discharge. Four times a year, the pastor, worship team leader Janet Vande Vrede and piano accompanist Tom Werkema join Joyce to conduct three consecutive Sunday afternoon services. Those who don’t belong to another church fellowship are welcomed to attend our church after completing their sentence.


Every Wednesday and Thursday


Allegan County Sheriff’s Department (& Jail)
112 Walnut Street
Allegan, MI 49010
Phone: (269) 673-0500