Who We Are

Forgotten Ministries was developed in Enid, Oklahoma in 2009 by Jeremiah & Sarah
Herrian . Enid was a very unlikely place to start a homeless ministry however the needs
were evident once we decided to look deeper into the desperation and depravity of this
small town. Sarah is originally from Los Angeles, California and Jeremiah from a small town
in Oklahoma. They met on the mission field and soon felt led to lead in ways only God could
provide. They started on the streets of Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles and followed
Gods leading to Enid, Oklahoma. Serving together they soon realized God had a desire for
them to lead in full time missions. This sparked a joy in their hearts to be the hands & feet of
Jesus wherever they went. The ministry started as a small mobile ministry taking clothing,
food, worship, teaching, and providing home renovations to those that needed it the most.
Forgotten Ministries has exploded with opportunities for our community and the
communities around us to serve and love on the broken.

Right now, Forgotten Ministries consists of an Emergency Homeless Shelter, Men and
Women Transitional Housing, Weekly Programs for Kids, Mission
Trips, and extensive community outreach opportunities.

We rely solely on our partners in ministry and prayerfully ask God to bring workers and
support along this journey. Please be praying on how you can partner and start on this
journey to loving those that God is desperately pursuing.

Jeremiah & Sarah Herrian

Forgotten Ministries Directors

I was raised on a farm 5 miles west of Bison and graduated Hennessey High School. I continued my education at Oklahoma State University where I graduated with a Health and Physical Education degree. I moved to California to pursue a passion of playing In the AVP (Association of Volleyball Professional). As a pro volleyball player the adventures truly never ended until everything changed. I blew out my ankle and my career and dreams were over. My father was a carpenter so that is the path I took. I got my contractor’s license and started a business. In between large jobs we would take off for several months and surf in various parts of the world. The journey was full of adventure and excitement but as we all know, a life of perpetual partying tends to lead down a path of unhappiness and destruction. I was living in Puerto Rico at the time and decided to come back home to California to straighten out my life and attempt to reevaluate my choices.

I was asked to go on a mission trip to Mexico (where there was good surfing of course) and met a group of Christians that truly blew my mind. They were so different than any of the Christians I had encountered before, and quickly became friends with them. One happened to be Sarah, my future wife.
I was invited to go to a place called Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles. Skid Row consists of 10,000 homeless in a four block radius filled with gangs, drive-by’s, stabbings, sex trafficking, and prostitutes selling their bodies for 50 cents in the neighborhood porta-potty. I had never seen anything like this, especially in the United States. This single initial visit truly changed everything for me. As I stood, frozen from shock, two of the friends that I was with (one being Sarah) were walking down the street and approached a man named Henry who was infested with maggots and covered in feces. Instead of walking right past him, which is really what I wanted to do, they got on their hands and knees and hugged this dying man. They showed him love and told him about a man named Jesus who loved him and cared about him, who doesn’t care about what he has done in his life, and that that He loved him anyway. At that moment, I saw something in Henry’s eyes that was so life changing for me. I saw a man with a glimmer of hope. I had grown up in the Church basically my whole life, but I had just encountered something so real, and so different.

That night, I surrendered everything, my life, my own desires, and my own agenda. Sarah and I later got married and we opened a mission on Skid Row six days after our honeymoon. I wasn’t equipped, nor an ordained pastor, I didn’t go to seminary, or really even read most of the Bible. We took it one day at a time and the Lord taught me every day when we opened those doors, that although I may not know what to say to these people, Jesus did.
As time went on, we worked with endless Churches and community organizations, encouraging them to serve with us as we fed the homeless, gave out clothes, mentored, counseled, taught, and loved on the broken.

When everything seemed to be going well, the Lord threw us a curve ball. We came to Enid, Oklahoma to visit family and as soon as we got off the plane we caught the swine flu! We missed our flights back to LA and as soon as the meds kicked in we decided to check out some of the areas in Enid. I started to knock on doors (because what better way to meet the neighborhood) and I couldn't believe what I was seeing and hearing. The very things that were so obvious on Skid Row; the drugs, alcohol, addictions, sexual abuse, kids hungry and not having efficient clothing, people living under bridges, bushes, behind churches, was all right here in a town that I had grown up so close to. Needless to say, God told us to stay, so we did. We started Forgotten Ministries as a humble outlet for the Church to step out of the four walls and physically love on our community.

We are now a little over 9 years in. We love it! We have seen lives changed, churches getting more involved with the poor, and a community passionate for change. There is no better place to be than in the exact spot Jesus has told you to be.

Peggy Grisham

Executive Assistant

I was born in Oklahoma, moved to southern Texas when I was six weeks old, moved back to Waukomis when I was 12, and I have lived in this area ever since. I am married to the love of my life, Kerry Grisham, and we have raised seven children; yours, mine and ours. Our children have given us six beautiful grandchildren so far. I tell everyone, I was born to be a Grammy! I first met Jeremiah in 2010 when he came to Oklahoma and organized an event called “The Walk.” Carrying a cross and walking through 28 cities in 30 days is not something I ever thought I would do, let alone enjoy, but my soul SANG! I knew that this is what God created me to do, to help those “forgotten” by our society.  And then to show them a different life by getting to know the real love of Jesus Christ, something different than the religion they may have been exposed to. It’s not always easy work, but I can’t imagine doing anything else with my life.

Favorite Verse:
2 Timothy 1:7 "For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline."

Joey Sudbury

Maintenance Coordinator

I first arrived to work for Forgotten Ministries back in 2014, at the time I was a skinny sweaty alcoholic. I had no idea the life changing impact Forgotten Ministries would have on my life. It was Jeremiah’s powerful narrative in helping people move from addiction through the love of Jesus Christ that gave me hope. I was 12 years old when I drank my first drink of alcohol. I would always find ways and means to get more, I was addicted. Not a day passes that I don’t remember the ugly past and find gratitude that God saved me. I came here seeking help from a brother-in-law and sister, Jeremiah and Sarah Herrian. They took me in and made me the man that I am today. There’s a trending similarity at Forgotten Ministries, we are the voice of recovery in the hope that others might hear our stories and find hope in Christ.

Favorite Verse:
Psalm 30:5 "For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night but rejoicing comes in the morning."

Tristan & Autumn Bradley

Youth Missionaries

We met Forgotten Ministries through a Summer mission trip in 2020, and felt the Lord calling us to move from Tulsa to Enid in August that same year. We felt the Lord drawing us to start a youth program for not only the Pacific Islanders in Enid, but also for the kids in the neighborhood and local schools. We married in November of 2020 and have continued our mission to shed the light of the Gospel in our youth program and the community. By the power of God, we have now seen a handful of youth begin a relationship with Jesus and have continued to disciple them and help them grow. Our only aim is to glorify Jesus through whatever he asks of us.

Favorite Verses:
Tristan - 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 "Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you."

Autumn - Galatians 2:20 "for I have been crucified with Christ, it is no longer I who live but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the son of God who loved me and gave himself up for me."

Jan England

Clothes Closet Missionary

I felt the Lord calling me to move to Enid from North Carolina in November of 2020 with 5 of my children. In January of 2021, God led me to Forgotten Ministries and I started servin at the Mercy House. The Lord called me to full time ministry, and I have fallen in love with the community he has placed us in. I am truly blessed by being able to share the love of God with others while blessing them with physical needs through the ministry God has placed me in.

Favorite Verse:
Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength."

Maddie England

Kids Program Missionary

Hey! I'm Maddie. I came to Forgotten Ministries in January of 2021 and my family started volunteering at the homeless shelter. I thought I knew Jesus, I even talked and acted like I did, but I realized that I did not have a personal relationship with Him. When I met the people that I now work with and started doing ministry with them, I realized what it truly meant to live for Him. I was surrounded by people who lived for Jesus every day and every moment of the week, not just on Sunday or Wednesday. At that moment, my life changed forever. The Lord has given me the opportunity to serve within the Kids Program and anywhere else I am called to do so.

Favorite Verse: Galatians 2:20 "for I have been crucified with Christ, it is no longer I who live but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the son of God who loved me and gave himself up for me."

Jacob England

Disc Golf Program Missionary

I found the ministry through my good friend Tristan, whom I met through playing disc golf. He invited my family and I to serve at the Mercy House and I have been here ever since! Shortly after serving with the ministry, I realized that I was living for myself rather than for Jesus. I surrendered everything and started serving in the youth group, the disc golf program, wherever it was that the Lord wanted to use me. I now run the disc golf program where we teach the kids to play disc golf, but most importantly we fellowship with them and teach them about Jesus.

Favorite Verses:
Romans 10:14 "How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in Him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching?"

Sammy England

Youth Missionary

Growing up, my family and I faced many challenges. We didn't ever have much money and my dad left when I was 9 years old. My family and I moved to Enid in 2021 and started volunteering at the Mercy House, but I didn’t start getting involved until a few months later when my older brother and sister invited me to Forgotten Ministries' youth group, The Bridge. The next year, I had the opportunity to go with the team on a mission trip to Meridian, Mississippi. It was during that trip that I started asking questions about Jesus. Once we started the grill walk on the trip in Meridian, I was nervous and decided I wasn’t going to try hard that day. So, I stayed in the background and let the church that we worked with do it. Then, I was challenged to go knock on some doors. I came to a door where a man simply needed some prayer. I was able to pray with him and give him some food. That day was really what opened my eyes to Jesus. About a week after coming home from the trip, my sister challenged me to think about what it really meant to count the cost in following Christ to see if it was really something I was ready and willing to do. I thought about what that meant all day and night and knew it was something I was ready to do. The next day I talked to my youth leader about it. He prayed with me, and since then I’ve followed Jesus and I am still growing and learning every day. I love to serve the Lord with Forgotten Ministries and help with whatever anyone needs.

Favorite Verse: Matthew 5:6 "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled."

Brandon Croley

Oasis Missionary

After overdosing in January of 2021, I was sentenced to 6 months in jail where I met a man who changed the directory of my entire life. He encouraged me to apply for the Oasis Program at Forgotten Ministries. After being in the program for 2 months, as I was sitting in a Bible study at Five80 Coffeehouse, the Holy Spirit broke me and I was ready to give Him everything. After graduating the program, I knew that I wanted to continue doing ministry with Forgotten Ministries.

Now, I have the privilege of being the hands and feet of Jesus every day, serve with an amazing team, and pour into the men of the Oasis Program that are seeking the Lord just as I was.

Favorite Verse:
Galatians 2:20 "for I have been crucified with Christ, it is no longer I who live but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the son of God who loved me and gave himself up for me."

Curtis "Red" Lyons

Oasis Missionary

I grew up in a Christian household where my parents did their best to prepare my siblings and I for the real world. We lost my dad when he was just 47 years old, and because of that, I started drinking at the young age of 16. I later got married and had children, all the while still living in my addiction. After separating from my family, I continued to spiral, and it just seemed to get worse until I was faced with the reality of a DUI. I found the Oasis Program and have since graduated from the program and continue to serve wherever I am needed.

Favorite Verse:


Forgotten Ministries Center
1714 S. 4th Street
Enid, OK. 73701
(580) 616-3368

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Kids Program

Paradise Garden

Mercy House
1714 S. 4th St.
Enid, OK. 73701

Refuge @ The Well

1201 S. 3rd St.
Enid, OK. 73701

Five80 Coffeehouse
122 E. Randolph Ave.
Enid, OK. 73701
(580) 233-3483

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122 E. Randolph Ave.
Enid, OK. 73701
(580) 233-3483

1 John 3:16-18

This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.