Ben Alpert

Ben Alpert

Benjamin R. Alpert International Ministries Representative for Chosen People Ministries, Inc. and River Region Chaplain Service.


Occupation: Ministry since 1972. Currently works as an international representative speaking, and teaching for Chosen People Ministries.

Education Williams High School Montgomery, AL 1963

Baptist Bible College Springfield, MO 1974

Bethany Seminary Dothan, AL 1980

Bethany Seminary Dothan, AL 1982

Bethany Seminary Dothan, AL 1985

Evangelical Bible Seminary, Lake Worth, FL 2012

Served as guest professor in several collages and seminaries from 1975 until present

Served as tour guide from 1975 until present in Israel, Jordon and Egypt.

Awards, Recognition by professional organizations, military etc:

Chosen People Ministries 20 year service award, 25 year award, 30 year award and 40 year award for ministry service.

Israeli Ministry of Tourism  tour leader of the year 2001 (Small Market)

Graduate Montgomery County Sherriff’s office (AL) Citizens Police Academy

Graduate Montgomery (AL) Police Department Citizens Police Academy

Hobbies: Reptiles, Knives, and guiding the Civil Rights trail in Alabama

Clubs and Organizations: Member of the Interdenominational Ministries Association (Chaplain and Counselor). Member Cops for Christ Montgomery, AL. Member Israel tour guide association. Member Volunteers in Police Service Montgomery, AL


Ordained Chaplain by the North American Missions Board of the Southern Baptist Convention

Family Life:  Married to Bonnie E. Alpert since 1972 and have two sons, Michael (Vicki)  and Nathan(Charity) and 5 grandchildren.

Church you attend: The Lord has allowed me to plant four Churches during our ministry and we currently serve at The Church At Eastern Oaks in Montgomery, AL in adult ministry.

Favorite scripture:  Acts 20:21

Why I chose to be a chaplain: I have served in Law Enforcement since 2001 and I have seen first hand the stress it takes on the men and women who serve.  I feel the Lord has led me to be a chaplain to minister to these men and women who risk their lives each and everyday to keep my family safe.

OJ Johnson

OJ Johnson

Rev. Oreste (OJ) Johnson, Millbrook Police Department

Education / Training

Masters of Divinity in Ministerial Leadership—Summa Cum Laude, Amridge University – Montgomery, AL

Masters of Arts in Business—Distinguished Graduate, Webster University – Saint Louis, MO

ICPC Chaplains Academy and FFC Essentials of Fire Chaplaincy, River Region Chaplains Service, Montgomery, AL



Reading (Science Fiction and action mysteries), movies (Marvel, Sci-fi, James Bond)


Clubs / Organizations

Millbrook Ministers Union (Secretary/Treasurer), Millbrook Men’s Club (BBQ fund raiser co-director), Communities Improvement Association (Board of Directors)


Family Life

Wife – Pam, Son – Jonathan (college student), and Daughter – Janae (high school student)


Church you attend

Lake Elam Missionary Baptist Church, Youth Pastor


Favorite scripture

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28 (NIV)


Why I chose to be a Chaplain

Around 2010 I was called in the middle of the night by a Millbrook PD Lieutenant, they had dealt with the death of a minor and the officers and the father were having difficulty coping. The Lieutenant was unable to reach any chaplains, so he called a personal friend, me. I was glad to help and felt called to the chaplain ministry ever since.


Greg Singleton

Greg Singleton

Greg Singleton

River Region Chaplain Service Member

Chaplain, Redland Volunteer Fire Department

Chaplain, ECFFA (Elmore County Firefighters Association)


Anytime Lock & Key, Business Owner/Locksmith

Education / Training / Experience:

State certified locksmith by the Alabama Electronic Security Board of Licensure (since 2016)

Graduated Spring High School in Spring, Texas (1980)
Attended Troy State University’s Maxwell Campus

Awards, Recognition by professional organizations:

National Certified Firefighter II (2008)

Federation of Fire Chaplains Certification (2019)


Camping, Mountain Biking, Golfing, Fishing

Clubs and Organizations:

President, Dozier Estates Neighborhood Association

Family Life:

Married to Melody Singleton since 1998 and has one stepson, Brady

Church you attend:

Santuck Baptist Church

Favorite scripture:

Romans 8:28: “And we know that in all things God works together for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.”

Why I chose to be a chaplain:

I feel the Lord gifted me with a sprit that is eager to help others in need.

He always supplies me the wisdom, strength and sympathy needed, regardless of the circumstances.

Tiffany Lyght

Tiffany Lyght

Tiffany Lyght; Chaplain for River Region Chaplain Services.

Dispatch Chaplain for the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and  the 911 Communications Center for Montgomery Police Department and Fire Department

Occupation: Pharmacist; Evangelist; and Teacher of the WORD of GOD


Education / Training / Experience: Graduated from LAMP at Sidney Lanier High School in 1993.

Graduated Magna Cum Laude from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University’s College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences with a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree in 2000.

Parenteral Certification since 2008.

Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Certification since 2012.

Immunization Certification since 2012.

Awards, Recognition by professional organizations, military etc:

Item Writer for the NABP National Pharmacist Licensure Exam (April 2015, April 2016, September 2016, and invited for April 2020).

Hobbies: Writing; Editing; Bowling; Speaking; Traveling; Visiting Art Exhibits.

Teaching weekly Bible Study in local nursing home.

Clubs and Organizations: Board of Directors for SISTAs CanSURVIVE Coalition Inc., a nonprofit entity that serves to combat cancer among the medically underserved populations, as well as enhance survivorship practices since 2018.   

Board of Directors for the Metro Atlanta American Diabetes Association (ADA), beginning January 2020.

Family Life: Daughter of the late Louis Stinson, Sr., and Rena D. Stinson. 

Two brothers:  Louis Jr. and Jason.

Church you attend: New Life COGIC, Montgomery, AL.

Favorite scriptures: “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15 KJV).

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding ; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path.”  (Proverbs 3:5-6 KJV).


Why I chose to be a chaplain:   I chose to be a chaplain because I understand the importance of safe, healthy communities and the impact that our first responders have in the community.  If I can serve as a conduit of prayer and encouragement for those who serve so graciously in our various communities, I count it an honor and a privilege. 

Stephen Z. Smith

Stephen Z. Smith

Vice President of the River Region Chaplain Service. Board of Directors for RRCS. Chaplain coordinator for the Montgomery Co Sheriff’s Office

Occupation: Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office since 2001. Currently works as a Crime Scene Investigator and serves as the Chaplain Liaison for the MCSO

Education / Training / Experience: Graduated from Sidney Lanier High School in 1980, Montgomery, Ala, Served with the Montgomery Police Dept for 20 years (1981 – 2001) before retirement.

Certified as a Law Enforcement chaplain through ICPC in 2007.

Certified as a Fire Fighter chaplain in 2019

Awards, Recognition by professional organizations, military etc:

Graduated Montgomery Police Academy June 1983.

February 2010, Published a book, “It’s More Than Shootouts and Car Chases, Memoirs of a Montgomery Police Officer.”

National Sheriff’s Association – 2018 National Chaplain of the Year

November 2019, Published 2nd book (novel)  “Secret of Winter Place.”

November 2020 – “Seeking Revenge,” is a Christian based police crime novel. Available on Amazon or a

Hobbies: Alabama Football, coin collecting, law enforcement patch collecting, writing

Clubs and Organizations: Member of the International Conference of Police Chaplains (ICPC), International Association of Identification (IAI), started the Cops for Christ program in Montgomery, Ala in 1992

Family Life: Married to Nancy M Smith since 2007 and has two daughters, Stacy and Kelly.

Church you attend: Thorington Road Baptist Church, Montgomery, Ala. Has taught youth Sunday school for over 30 years and serves as the mission team coordinator known as Mission Builders.

Favorite scripture: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding ; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will guide your path,” Proverbs 3:5-6

Why I chose to be a chaplain: I have served in Law Enforcement since 2001 and I have seen first hand the stress it takes on the men and women who serve. I feel the Lord has led me to be a chaplain to minister to these men and women who risk their lives each and everyday to keep my family safe.


John Gallups

John Gallups

Chaplain Gallups serves the men and women of the Wetumpka Police Department, United States Secret Service, and the Elmore County Fire Fighters Association.

Occupation: Sr. Investigator with AIG/GIS.

Education / Training / Experience: Chaplain Gallups has had 30 plus years of investigation experience including 12 years with Montgomery Police Department, 20+ year in the fire service, and 10 years with the Wetumpka Police Department as a chaplain. He is an approved Instructor for the International Conference of Police Chaplains, and an Instructor for the Federation of Fire Chaplains, and an AHA CPR Instructor. He is also certified in ICISF specialized training in Induvial & Group Crisis Intervention, Law-Enforcement Perspective, and Pastoral Crisis Intervention, Trauma Care, Human Trafficking, and Officer Involved Shootings. He is the State of Alabama Chaplain coordinator for ALEA in Peer Support. He is a denominational endorsed chaplain with the North American Mission Board.

Awards, Recognition by professional organizations, military, etc.:

Chaplain Gallups graduated from the Montgomery Police Academy in 1985.

Hobbies: In his leisure time, Chaplain Gallups enjoys scuba diving, cruising, and hunting.

Clubs and Organizations: Chaplain Gallups is a member of the International Conference of Police Chaplains (ICPC), Federation of Fire Chaplains (FFC).

 Family Life: John has been married his wife Angie for the past 20 years. His son David is a staff sergeant with the United States Air Force, and his daughter Ashlee is a registered nurse. He has three grandchildren Elijah, Ruby and Holly.

Church you attend: Mountain View Baptist Church

Favorite scripture: Chaplain Gallups is a “BBFOJC” (If you would like to know what that is just ask him?) His favorite Bible verse is John 14:6. Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

Why I chose to be a chaplain: As a chaplain, I have a passion to share the hope that is in Jesus Christ and His cross. I have been in law enforcement and fire service for 20+ years. I worked alongside these peers for a long time now. I have experienced what causes the stress in my fellow brothers and sisters. More police officers and firefighters die from suicide than line of duty deaths. In 1987 I got to a point in my life where the stress level had built up without any release that I was about to take my life. I realized God had a more specific plan and direction for me. This is one of the reasons I became a chaplain.  Chaplain Gallups is the founder of 1:1 Foundation, a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to helping first responders identify the stressors of the job and learn how to manage them.