In July 1998, Julie Paul began working with the teenagers at the Saginaw County Juvenile Detention Center (SCJDC). Within a few months, she became aware of the needs that could be met by a faith-based organization which offered the teens in detention Biblically-based guidance and instruction. With that in mind, Forgotten Youth Ministries (FYM), a non-denominational, non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization was founded in December 1999.
Since that time, FYM has continued to expand its programs for detained youth. FYM presently offers two programs designed to offer Biblically-based guidance and instruction to the youth in detention, The TRUTH Program and The GATHER Program. Live to Give is the FYM program that offers humanitarian assistance to the children in detention and their families.
She is also a lay pastor with Calvary Chapel, having earned a Certificate of Completion from the Berean Bible and Leadership Institute. Julie attends Old Town Christian Outreach Center in Saginaw, MI. She enjoys playing the guitar and leads worship at the church services in the Saginaw County Juvenile Detention Center. In 2010 Julie started Reflections of Grace, a hobby/ministry in which she uses her photography of nature and animals together with a verse from the Bible to provide inspiration and encouragement to others.
She has been working with detained youth since 1998 and has served as the president of FYM since it’s beginning in 1999. As well as working in administration, Julie is a mentor for FYM’s The Truth Program and leads the FYM GATHER Program at the juvenile center by serving on the worship team and sharing messages during the church services there. Julie is a licensed, ordained Senior Chaplain and a life-time member of the International Fellowship of Chaplains.
Pastor Julie Paul is the founder and president of Forgotten Youth Ministries (FYM).
Transforming The Lives of Juvenile Offenders by Sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ