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CJ Caufield, CTR, BCCC

Pastor | Mantachie United Methodist Charge

Chaplain / Instructor | MS LEAPS (

Chaplain / Instructor | Int'l Conf of Police Chaplains (

Instructor | ICISF (

Instructor | MS United Methodist Disaster Relief

90 Pitts Drive, Mantachie, MS  38855
601-940-7272 (cell)


Why have a chaplains’ component here at LEAPS?


1) We believe cops are ordered by God to help keep things under control in

the world. We believe that is important for law enforcement folks to know

and understand.

Romans 13:4-5

4 The authorities are God’s servants, sent for your good. But if you are doing

wrong, of course you should be afraid, for they have the power to punish you.

They are God’s servants, sent for the very purpose of punishing those who do

what is wrong. 5 So you must submit to them, not only to avoid punishment,

but also to keep a clear conscience.



2) As chaplains, we are not here to take the place of a pastor. Many officers

have pastors. For those that don’t, we can take the place of one who is

there to bring God into the many interesting moments of the shift. For

those who have a pastor, we are there as a stress reliever to listen to the

trash that an officer is dealing with in a confidential manner.



3) We believe that chaplains and pastors have separate callings, training, and

experiences. This means that when a tragedy occurs, a pastor does not

simply transform into a chaplain instantaneously. This is important. Pastors

and chaplains are not mutually exclusive, but chaplains require specialized

training for effective ministry.



4) We believe that the chaplains’ component is more than just an

afterthought. We believe this is an essential part of what, how, and why we

do what we do.



That is a brief overview. We welcome questions, insights, and comments.

If you have any questions or comments, please get in touch with us!


Guarding sheep. Pursuing wolves. Saving sheepdogs.


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