Abilene Fire Department Chaplaincy
of good courage, and he shall strengthen your
heart, all ye that hope in the Lord." Psalm
Here For Current Devotional From Chaplain Hale
AFD has a new Intern Chaplain. If you get
a chance to meet Dannie Rio, please welcome
him into our "Family"
Dannie Ray Rio
hails from Virginia where his parents currently
is currently completing a Masters of Divinity
Degree at ACU.
He received a Bachelors degree from Harding
University in Missions.
Dannie was a Surface Warfare Officer in the
US Navy for three years.
During that time he served onboard the
guided missile destroyer, USS John S. McCain
DDG 56, home ported in Yokosuka, Japan.
He has recently been commissioned into the
Navy Chaplain Corps and will remain in Abilene
until completion of seminary.
He lives in Abilene with His wife Shelley,
a registered nurse, and both are active members of
the Minter Lane Church of Christ.
Values: Care, Compassion, Action
Chaplaincy Vision Statement:
"Singular devotion to God with uncompromised
service to all."
Chaplaincy Mission Statement:
"To provide interpersonal pastoral care and
innovative spiritual support to our Abilene Fire
Department family and those whom they serve."
to God and God's life-transforming message
of individual religious traditions and practices
for the right of others to hold individual beliefs
cooperation, and collaboration with the
greater Abilene community of faith
to the highest standards of ethics, morality,
personal integrity, and professionalism in the
performance of duty
Functions of the AFD Chaplain
The Fire Chaplain:
the Fire Department and those whom they serve by
providing pastoral ministry and support
the well-being of the whole firefighter;
physically, mentally, relationally, and
the Fire Department chain-of-command to promote a
climate of excellence and integrity for those
serving as guardians of the public trust
the free exercise of religion
a link to the greater Abilene faith community and
acts as a command liaison to communities,
organizations, and agencies
Here for a message from Chaplain
Hale about our Monday Morning Meetings!
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