Biography

Our Story

Where It All Began

Martin and Carolyn Thomas are the founders of Foresight For-Givers Foundation, Inc. (FFF), which owns and operates the Nazareth Man House Ministries. These two people since the 1980’s have spent their lives helping disenfranchised people and those separated from God to move toward the wholeness and peace found in union and fellowship with God and people.

This beautiful God-fearing couple are the proud parents of 9 children and 22 grandchildren. Their unwavering commitment to the ministry of Christ directs the desires of their hearts. The central focus of their lives is working to establish the Kingdom of Christ in the lives of others, especially, those who are properly labeled “the least of these.”

Over the years their approach to ministry has been based on an unparalleled ability to understand the mindsets of those living beneath their God-given potential. The plight of individuals suffering needlessly to endure seemingly insurmountable challenges, has motivated the Thomas” to help others overcome their problems, to survive during trials, and to thrive despite the tribulations they face. Martin and Carolyn’s transparent style of leadership, grounded in humility and genuine love for people who have lost their way in life, and/or given up hope, bears testimony to the fact that God saves, delivers and transforms those who seek Him with all their heart, mind and strength.

Pastor Martin Thomas

Martin is a multi-gifted pastor, lecturer, teacher, mentor, motivational speaker and best-selling author. His extensive pastoral ministries in Texas and Kansas City for 22 years positioned him to share the unique brand of ministry and insights into the Word of God across the nation and abroad. Martin has a Master of Divinity and is presently completing the requirements for a Doctorate in Counseling. His inspiring thesis, “The Development and Delivery of Ministry to At-Risk Men”, is a practical resource for pastors and church planners seeking to minister more effectively to felons and at-risk men. His new book, “On the Road to Manhood,” reached a best-sellers list, after only a few days of being released and is used in jail ministries, men’s retreats, workshops and by those in search for practical solutions to the difficulties men face moving from boyhood to manhood.

Pastor Martin Thomas

Martin is a multi-gifted pastor, lecturer, teacher, mentor, motivational speaker and best-selling author. His extensive pastoral ministries in Texas and Kansas City for 22 years positioned him to share the unique brand of ministry and insights into the Word of God across the nation and abroad. Martin has a Master of Divinity and is presently completing the requirements for a Doctorate in Counseling. His inspiring thesis, “The Development and Delivery of Ministry to At-Risk Men”, is a practical resource for pastors and church planners seeking to minister more effectively to felons and at-risk men. His new book, “On the Road to Manhood,” reached a best-sellers list, after only a few days of being released and is used in jail ministries, men’s retreats, workshops and by those in search for practical solutions to the difficulties men face moving from boyhood to manhood.

Lady Carolyn Thomas

Lady Carolyn who has a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and a Master’s in Business Administration has labored untiringly to bridge the gaps that hinder people from overcoming problems beyond their control caused by sociological factors. She worked with disadvantaged young people for many years at the Youth Opportunity Center, a program devoted to help misdirected and sometimes incorrigible young people find a proper path toward positive and productive lifestyles. As the Director of the Roy C. Buley Center, Lady Carolyn developed and directed programs providing young people alternatives to the lures of street life. Her work as a Case Manager in the Indiana Department of Corrections gave her a front seat to observe, understand and work with incarcerated men caught up in the vicious cycle of recidivism.

This powerful couple created Foresight For-Givers Foundation (FFF) through which they launched the Nazareth Man House Ministry, an aftercare program for at-risked men and those transitioning back into society after being released from prison. As Executive Director of FFF, Pastor Martin works to create a positive, safe environment in which men can grow and thrive while confronting the personal dysfunctional issues that cause recidivism and separation from God, family and community. As Executive Director of Counseling and Family Unification of FFF, Lady Carolyn is establishing systems of interaction and communication with their clients to help the men and their families overcome issues that perpetuate dysfunctional, broken homes.

Board Members

Danny and Pat Yoder

Danny and Pat Yoder have been married for forty-nine years and are the proud parents of one Son, Rob, who along with his wife Sara have three teenage children, Zachary, Ella, and Eve. This strong God-fearing family serves as a good example of what a family that prays and stays together can do for God, one another and the kingdom of Christ. A very successful entrepreneur, Danny owned and operated a business selling and installing manufactured houses. Still, with all his success in the business world, His life has been centered in the Lordship of Christ and the church he and Pat have been members of for 44 years. For 9 years he served on the pastoral team. Danny’s desire to share the love of God by helping others in practical ways explains his involvement in Foresight For-Givers Foundation. For over two decades he has been a volunteer in prisons through Gospel Echoes Prison Ministry. Danny served as Chairman of that board for 11 years.

Danny and Pat Yoder

Danny and Pat Yoder have been married for forty-nine years and are the proud parents of one Son, Rob, who along with his wife Sara have three teenage children, Zachary, Ella, and Eve. This strong God-fearing family serves as a good example of what a family that prays and stays together can do for God, one another and the kingdom of Christ. A very successful entrepreneur, Danny owned and operated a business selling and installing manufactured houses. Still, with all his success in the business world, His life has been centered in the Lordship of Christ and the church he and Pat have been members of for 44 years. For 9 years he served on the pastoral team. Danny’s desire to share the love of God by helping others in practical ways explains his involvement in Foresight For-Givers Foundation. For over two decades he has been a volunteer in prisons through Gospel Echoes Prison Ministry. Danny served as Chairman of that board for 11 years.

“While serving with prison ministry for the past twenty-two years, I have seen an incredible need for a place like Nazareth Man House. There are so many men I related to in prison that had no idea where they are going or what they are going to do after being incarcerated. If we can help them grow into a life with purpose, we will have been successful. This must include helping them find a job, a place to live, become a law-abiding citizen, reestablish family relationships, and connect with a God-fearing, doctrinally sound church. All of this is an important part of reentry into society.”

Terence and Pamela Proctor

Terence Proctor was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, and currently resides Missouri. Terence has enjoyed 34 blessed years of marriage to Pamela Proctor. The two have four beautiful children, Mikhail, Vashti, Monet, and Venecia. All the girls are in graduate school, and his son is chasing his dream to participate in the Olympics in Vaulting. Terence is a manager for Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America, Inc. where he supports infrastructure at four plants. He has his Masters in Information Systems from Johns Hopkins. Terence has been an Elder and a Deacon in his church and holds faith as the most important thing in his life. His favorite past time is to participate in Missionary work, especially overseas in areas focusing on the disadvantaged and children. He travels at least once a year to Africa and/or Mexico in addition to local areas in the U.S. Terence loves the saying from Mayo Angelo, “When you learn, teach, when you earn, share.”

Terence and Pamela Proctor

Terence Proctor was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, and currently resides Missouri. Terence has enjoyed 34 blessed years of marriage to Pamela Proctor. The two have four beautiful children, Mikhail, Vashti, Monet, and Venecia. All the girls are in graduate school, and his son is chasing his dream to participate in the Olympics in Vaulting. Terence is a manager for Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America, Inc. where he supports infrastructure at four plants. He has his Masters in Information Systems from Johns Hopkins. Terence has been an Elder and a Deacon in his church and holds faith as the most important thing in his life. His favorite past time is to participate in Missionary work, especially overseas in areas focusing on the disadvantaged and children. He travels at least once a year to Africa and/or Mexico in addition to local areas in the U.S. Terence loves the saying from Mayo Angelo, “When you learn, teach, when you earn, share.”

Jerry and Grace Hochstetler

Jerry and Grace Hochstetler were married 37 years ago in a strong tradition of family, church and community centered in worship and service to God. The proud parents of one son, one daughter and four grandchildren, the Hochstetler’s have demonstrated an impressive commitment to excellence in work and love for one’s neighbor. For 31 years, Jerry has owned and operated H&H Tiling and Excavating Company. A successful business known for its high standards in the industry and a quality of labor and service that has been in demand from its beginning. In 2000, they sensed a strong calling of the Lord to begin a new approach to prison ministry designed to encourage incarcerated people toward genuine faith in God. After careful planning the Covenant Choir was born. A powerful anointed acapella choir composed of men and women from several Christian congregations, the choir develops songs around an inspired theme each year and goes into nearly every prison in their state with beautiful harmonies, heartfelt testimonies, and a Christ-centered message that gives hopes and direction to men and women among “the least of these.”

 

Jerry and Grace Hochstetler

Jerry and Grace Hochstetler were married 37 years ago in a strong tradition of family, church and community centered in worship and service to God. The proud parents of one son, one daughter and four grandchildren, the Hochstetler’s have demonstrated an impressive commitment to excellence in work and love for one’s neighbor. For 31 years, Jerry has owned and operated H&H Tiling and Excavating Company. A successful business known for its high standards in the industry and a quality of labor and service that has been in demand from its beginning. In 2000, they sensed a strong calling of the Lord to begin a new approach to prison ministry designed to encourage incarcerated people toward genuine faith in God. After careful planning the Covenant Choir was born. A powerful anointed acapella choir composed of men and women from several Christian congregations, the choir develops songs around an inspired theme each year and goes into nearly every prison in their state with beautiful harmonies, heartfelt testimonies, and a Christ-centered message that gives hopes and direction to men and women among “the least of these.”

“Over the years we have ministered to those forgotten individuals in the prisons and have been blessed, as we built friendships with a number of them. We see value and beauty come out of their hearts, especially as they rise above present circumstances and serve God with a passion. The “Nazareth Man House” is a much-needed ministry that promotes good in each man that passes through its doors and offers valuable tools that will benefit their reintegration into society.”

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ForeSight For-Givers Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 531667
Indianapolis, Indiana 46253
317-775-3040

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