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Chaplains Cherokee County EMS Tahlequah

Steven and Kate Alyea

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Stephen is currently a Captain at Illinois River Fire/Rescue.  Not only is he a volunteer firefighter, he is also an EMR and the interim pastor at Blue Springs Baptist Church.  He has worked as a rodeo chaplain for 10 years before being called to the fire service. 

Kate is also a volunteer at Illinois River Fire/Rescue as an EMR.  She has a degree in Counseling and Bible from Johnson University in Knoxville, TN.  Along with Stephen, she was also a rodeo chaplain for years before being called to the fire service.

As Chaplains for Cherokee County, we look to the needs of the community.  The volunteer fire departments are an integral part of that community.  We are called to respond both as EMRs and firefighters as well as Chaplains, sometimes in the same call. 

We have traveled and lived all over the country, raising our three daughters to adulthood before returning to Oklahoma.


Chaplain Altus Fire Department

Kevin Baker

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Chaplain, Pauls Valley Fire Department

Brian Black

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I have been the Lead Pastor of Cornerstone Community Church in Pauls Valley since 2001 and joined the PVFD in 2005 as a volunteer firefighter and chaplain.  My wife, Sherrie, and I have been married since 1986 and have three grown children.


Chaplain Cleveland Fire Department

Terry Dennis

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Terry Dennis

Title – Chaplain/Safety Officer

Cleveland Fire Department 2009 – Present

Lebanon Fire Department/Marshall County 2003-2009

Prague Fire Department 2001-2003

Hobart Fire Department 1996-2001 (unofficial)

Other agencies…Marshall County Search & Rescue 2003-200

Hometown…Ripley, OK

Training

            2011 – NFA Incident Safety Officer

            2011 – ICS Operations

            2007 – Fire Behavior

            2007 – Safety and Organization

            2006 – Introduction to the Incident Command System

            2006 – National Incident Management System

            2003 – Critical Incident Stress Management Advanced

            2001 – Critical Incident Stress Management

 

Ordained Southern Baptist Minister

Campus Director, Baptist Village Comunities of OK 2003-Present

Full-time church minister 1977-2003

Wife – Sherry, daughters Keri (32) Jeri (23)

When asked why I chose to volunteer in emergency services, my response…I did not choose emergency services…it chose me.  It is an opportunity for ministry that most ministers are not actively involved in.

Hobbies…love spending time with my wife, and anything outdoors.


Chaplain, Edmond Fire Department Retired

Gary Dill

I am retired from the Edmond Fire department.  I have had the honor of serving as their Chaplain since 1998.  I serve as a Deacon at Noble Avenue Baptist Church in Guthrie Oklahoma.  My wife Bobbie and I have two grown children and one grandchild.

New Address: 20422 S. 540 Road.  Talequah, Oklahoma 74464


Chaplain, Fairmont Fire Department

Tim Dorsch


Chaplain, Norman Fire Department

Gary Doty


Chaplain Elk City Fire Department

Jase Hargrove

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Chaplain, Chickasha Fire Department

Kim Hayes


Chaplain, Carter Fire Department

Paul Hightower


Chaplain Enid Fire Department

Tom House

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Chaplain Thomas House has served as the Enid Fire Departments Volunteer Chaplain since 2013.  He is currently the Pastor at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Enid, OK.  Chaplain House has a bachelors degree from Concordia Teachers College Seward, NE and a Masters of Divinity from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne IN.  He has been a pastor for 20 years serving parishes in Brownsville, Dallas and Plano, Texas as well as in Hooker OK.  Prior to entering Church Work he was a Post Attach Command Control Technician in the United States Air Force as well as another 9 years as an aircraft crew chief in Air National Guard and Air Force Reserves. 

Chaplain House served 9 years as volunteer firefighter with the Hooker Fire Department and 6 years as an Emergency Medical Responder with the Hooker EMS department.  He has also served as a Texas Wing Civil Air Patrol chaplain for 7 years.  He is active with the Boy Scouts of America, Cimarron Council as a member of the councils Executive Board.

Chaplain House is a member of the Federation of Fire Chaplains and Oklahoma Fire Service Chaplains.  He has received CISM Training and Suicide Prevention Training.

He is married to Audrey, a teacher in the Enid Public Schools and they have two boys.


Chaplain Clinton Fire Department

Doug Lewis

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Doug is the Student Pastor at First Baptist Church of Clinton, Oklahoma.


Chaplain, Nash Fire Department

Gary Lillie


Chaplain, Midwest City Fire Department

Chuck McDade

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It has been my privilege to serve the Midwest City Fire Department as a volunteer chaplain for the past twenty years.  That service has been made possible by the support of the church family at Soldier Creek Baptist Church where I have served as senior pastor for 30 plus years.  For the past 16 years I have been a part of the Federation of Fire Chaplains.  I currently serve as Regional Director for the South Central Region of the FFC and as an instructor for the FCC Institute.


Chaplain BGCO Disaster Relief Retired OKC Fire Dept

Terry Myers

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Chaplain Shawnee Fire Department

Jim Ogle

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Chaplain, Weatherford Fire Department

Hal Penner

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I am the Pastor of student Ministries at Pine Acres Church in Weatherford Ok where I have been fulltime since 1994.  I am also a volunteer firefighter and chaplain for our local department since 1997.  I was married to Geneva in ’96 and have a daughter Halle (born ’00) and son Harrison (born ’03).  In my spare time I coach little league basketball and soccer and am working on my masters in theology, because they tell me “you can’t be a youth pastor forever”…well I guess we will have to wait and see. 


Chaplain, El Reno Fire Department

Harold Petree


Chaplain, Elk City Fire Department

Danny Ringer

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I have had the opportunity to serve as a Fire Chaplain since 1988.  My first experience was as a volunteer fire fighter and chaplain with the Mountain View, Oklahoma Fire Department.  The Weatherford, Oklahoma Fire Department was my first opportunity with a full time department as a fire fighter and chaplain.  Currently, I am the chaplain for the Elk City, Oklahoma Fire Department.  I enjoy working with and being involved in the life of fire fighters.  I am a member of the Oklahoma Fire Service Chaplains, Inc and the National Federation of Fire Chaplains.  Completed Advanced Chaplain status with the Federation of Fire Chaplains.

I have been married to Penny (a sixth grade teacher) since 1988. I have a an adult daughter who is a Registered Nurse.

I am the Director of Missions for the Beckham Mills Baptist Association.  I am a graduate of Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, Oklahoma and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. 


Chaplain Hughes County EMS

John Roberts

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Chaplain for the Oklahoma City Retired Fire Fighters and the Mustang Fire Department in Mustang, Ok

Rusty Stowe

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I serve as the Chaplain for the Oklahoma City Retired Firefighters Association and the Mustang Fire  Department in Mustang, Oklahoma. In June of 2014, I retired as the Pastor of the Exchange Ave. Baptist Church in Oklahoma City. I spent 45 years in the local church along with my service as a Fire Chaplain. Now I have the opportunity to serve two outstanding organizations, one in Oklahoma City and the other in Mustang. 

I am a member of the Federation of Fire Chaplains and the Oklahoma Fire Service Chaplains. I have been involved as a volunteer Fire Chaplain in Texas and Oklahoma.


Chaplain, Claremore Fire Department

Randy Swift

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I am in my first year of serving as Fire Chaplain in Claremore.  It is a privilege to serve in this capacity to invest in the lives of these fire fighters as well coming alongside them to serve the community.  I am a member of the Oklahoma Fire Service Chaplains, Inc.  I am also a Blue Cap for the Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief Rapid Response Chainsaw Unit.

My wife of 25 years, Carolyn, is a very supportive spouse in my ministry.  We have two children and blessed with two grandsons.  In my spare time I am a state High School Basketball Official.

I am the Worship Pastor at First Baptist Church of Claremore, Oklahoma.


Chaplain, Calera Fire Department

Jacob Toews


Chaplain Altus Fire Department

Corbyn Trentham

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Corbyn Trentham grew up in Ft. Worth, Texas came to Altus in February, 2016 to become the new lead-pastor of Glad Tidings Church on E. Tamarack Rd. Pastor Corbyn truly enjoys pondering life's big questions and reading, writing or teaching on matters of faith, science, how God relates to humanity, and much more. As a life-time student, he completed a Church Leadership degree from Central Bible College, is finishing-up another degree in Biblical/Theological Studies through Regent University, and plans to pursue further studies. In his spare time, Corbyn likes to play the piano, drums, or video-games like "Battlefield" on his Xbox One or PC. He also enjoys watching a good Dallas Cowboys game, Netflix, or Star Wars with his family.

Corbyn’s wife’s name is Jennifer and his two kids are Andrew and Ariana. The Trenthams have three other members of the family: a black lab named "Darth Vader" and two poodles named "Yoda" and “Obi-Wan.” - Yes, Corbyn is kind of a geek.  :)  Corbyn Trentham is very excited, honored, and blessed to serve the wonderful community of Altus and its fire-fighting heroes!


Chaplain Mulhall Fire Department

James Tucker

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Chaplain Altus Fire Department

Ben Walters

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Ben Walters, Jr. is the son of Salvation Army officers.  He was born in Georgia, but spent time growing up also in North Carolina, Texas, and Virginia. 

 

In 1992, Ben moved to Oklahoma City, OK.  This is where he met and began dating Rhonda “Rhon” Biggs.  It was love at first sight. 

 

Ben and Rhon married The Salvation Army chapel in Shawnee, OK.  He completed school at DeMarge College (Oklahoma City) in with a Professional Computerized Accounting diploma. 

 

In 1998, they were accepted into the “Forward 2000” Session of The Salvation Army’s Southern Territory Evangeline Booth College in Atlanta, GA.  They were ordained (including a Standard Teacher Diploma from the Evangelical Training Association) and commissioned to be Assistant Corps Officers in Columbia, SC in June of 2000.

 

Since that time, they have served as Corps Officers in Statesville, NC; Baltimore (Middle River), MD; Conway, AR; Muskogee, OK; Sand Springs, OK; and now Altus, OK.  They have been responsible for The Salvation Army’s diverse ministry, including evangelical church programming & outreach; social services programs; Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club programs; Emergency and Transitional Shelter programs; Adult Rehabilitation programs (assistant role); Emergency Disaster Services; and Thrift Store operations.

 

In March of 2011, Ben graduated from Arrow Leadership in Vancouver, British Columbia. 

 

Ben enjoys the outdoors, sports, God’s artistic creations, God’s Word, and people.

 

Ben and Rhon have 4 children… Bailey Nicole (22 yrs old); Ben, III (21 yrs old); Raegan Leigh (19 yrs old); and Rorie Laine (15 yrs old).  They are currently the Corps Officers of the Altus, OK Salvation Army and hold the rank of Major.


Chaplain Little Axe Fire Department

Kevin Wiessing

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I am the Chaplain at Little Axe Fire Department

I run a non-forprofit disaster relief distribution center

I am restoring a 100 year old church in Pink Oklahoma

I have two Children 1 daughter Samantha age 30 with 5 grand children 3 boys and 2 girls

I have 1 Son Curtis age 27 who is in the Marine's

I am single

I have been serving the Lord for the last 10 years in one capacity or another

And my calling is helping others and spreading gods love when ever I can.


Chaplain, Oklahoma City Fire Department

Teddy Wilson

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Chaplain Teddy Wilson

Oklahoma City Fire Department

Chaplain Ted Wilson has served the Oklahoma City Fire Department for six years as a volunteer chaplain, for over fifteen years as the full-time Fire Department Chaplain, as well as, a Captain in assisting the Support Services Division of Human Resources.  He earned two bachelor degrees and his Master of Divinity degree form New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

Chaplain Wilson is an Intermediate Paramedic and has basic and advance training in Critical Incident Stress Management Team and is the Department Coordinator of the team.  He has thirty-seven years in ministry and served as an enlisted soldier and a Chaplain (MAJ) (Retired) for thirty-six years in the Army Reserves and National Guard.

After the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah building incident, Chaplain Wilson assisted with one extended rescue; conducted on-site CISM activities; defusing; one on one debriefings; he was a resource for the twenty-four hour CISM process; monitored firefighters and other rescue agencies; prayed over the victims and their rescuers (inside the building) as well as conducting “mini” memorial ceremonies for the leaving Urban Search and Rescue teams.  Off scene he assisted with victims and rescue workers concerning family care, ministry and numerous formal memorial ceremonies and funerals.

He has assisted numerous agencies, groups and individuals with the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.  Pre-publication copies of the lessons learn after the Murrah bombing have shared with all who have requested them.  Chaplain Wilson has participated in many of the same activities in New York City as he did during the Murrah tragedy on five different occasions, with nine weeks on site.

Chaplain Wilson continues to counsel and arrange specialized emotional care for firefighters and their families.  He assists the families, victims and survivors of the Murrah bombing and the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 in both, public and private ways.

The Oklahoma City Fire Department has been surveyed since the Murrah Bombing and Chaplain Wilson has been involved in this effort as well. This information was published in June 2002 issue of Fire Chief Magazine and in medical journals.

He is married to Janice, and they have three children, Teddy Lee, Jeanna, Tressa and one granddaughter, Payton Abbigail .

HONORS AND AWARDS

AMBASSADOR OF GOODWILL: Presented by Governor David Boren, Oklahoma.

FACULTY ASSISTANT: Clear creek Baptist Bible College (CCBBC) for           Dr. H. Leo Eddleman

THE BILLY LYNN TERRY AWARD: CCBBC

FAITHFUL SERVICE TO STUDENTS AWARD: CCBBC

KENTUCKY COLONEL

SCHOLASTIC ALL-AMERICAN

2001 SUPPORT FIREFIGHTER OF THE YEAR: OCFD

2007 CHAPLAIN OF THE YEAR: FEDERATION OF FIRE CHAPLAINS

MILITARY AWARDS: Bronze Star, 2/Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, 2/Army Commendation Medal, 5/Army Achievement Medals, 7/Army Reserve Components Achievement, 3/National Defense Service Ribbon, Operation Iraqi Freedom Medal, Global War On Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Award, 3/Armed Forces Reserve Medal, NCO Development Ribbon W/3 device, Armed Services Ribbon, Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon, OK Distinguish Service Cross, 2/OK Commendation Medal, OK Achievement Medal, Alpherd P. Murrah Service Medal, OK Recruiting Medal, OK State Active Duty Medal, Texas Adjutant General's Individual Award, Army Meritorious Unit Award  and the U.S. National Guard Association's Valley Forge Cross of Gallantry.

Military Units included: HHC, 95th DIV, OSUT TNG, USAR; TRP A, 397th CAV, 100th DIV OSUT TNG, USAR; HHC, 204th ASG, LAARNG; HHC, OKARNG Units served were 120th S & S BN, 700 SPT BN, 160th FA BN, 171th FA BN, 345th  (ATC) AVN BN, 90th TRP CMD

Military Tours of Duty: Noble Eagle II, OIF III and JCO CH-NGB


Chaplain, Oklahoma City Fire Department

Troy Wright

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Troy's wife is Renee.  Troy will be assisting Teddy Wilson with OKC Fire.


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