River Region Chaplain Service

“The River Region Chaplain Service exists to provide pastoral care and spiritual support to public service personnel at their request”.

We loved you so much that we shared with you not only God’s Good News but our own lives, too.”  1 Thessalonians 2:8  (NLT)

Chaplain’s Role

The River Region Chaplain Service are not officials of public safety, but representatives of God, endorsed by their respective denominations. The chaplains assist all public safety personnel, administrative employees, and family members, upon request, on matters within the chaplain’s responsibility.

Chaplains minister to department personnel and civilians in need at locations and scenes where pastoral services are indicated. Chaplaincy support shows respect both for cultural and spiritual diversity. The chaplain serves as an advisor and is available to minister until the family’s own clerical leader can arrive, or to provide pastoral care when the employee has no place of worship. Communications between department personnel and the chaplain are strictly confidential and will not be released to other department members or persons.

Board of Directors

Corporal Steve Smith

Corporal Steve Smith

Director of the River Region Chaplain Service

Dennis Paquette

Dennis Paquette

Vice President

Art Long

Art Long

Assistant Pastor, Eastmont Baptist Church

Tom Gilliland

Tom Gilliland

PC CPA

Major Al Wheeler

Major Al Wheeler

Montgomery Police Department