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.

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."

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."

Hayden Tobin.


Hi, my name is Hayden Tobin. I gave my life to Jesus in 2020. I was lost, addicted to weed and alcohol, and sought out satisfaction from women through relationships. Eventually, I became tired of the burdens I had in my life, which led me to open a bible.         When I read the gospels, I found a love like I had never known before. Since then, I have decided to live my life for Christ daily, which eventually led me to intern for Forgotten Ministries in 2021 and move to Enid the very next year.         I now lead the college intern program and help out with our kids' program. The drive and motivating factor in my life is the fact that before Christ, I was nothing. Every ounce of worth and purpose came from Him, which compels me to live in obedience to the call He has on my life to share the gospel with no regards to self. Therefore, following the example of love that Christ displayed through his life, death, and resurrection.  

Favorite Verse:
Romans 12:1 “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God– This is your true and proper worship.”  


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

The Oasis

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

Copper Tap Roasting Company
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.