Mission Statement:

The ministry of the Ripley County Sheriff Chaplaincy is to instill hope through Christ, encourage people through life's battles, support our officers, offer a new direction in life through Worship, Bible Study, and Prayer, and teach salvation through Jesus to those whom we may contact.

Our Chaplain is available to all department personnel to answer the spiritual needs of the men and women as they arise.  In times of need the public expects our agency to be strong in the face of danger.  We sometimes forget that these same strong people need guidance and assistance to handle their own problems.

Purpose of chaplaincy:

Chaplain's Duties and Responsibilities

Death Notifications-A Chaplain is called when:

All Critical accidents/crime scene involving death or extreme injury

Death Notifications Jail-A Chaplain is called when:


Ripley county Chaplain Activities




Ripley County Sheriff Chaplain is helping inmates at the jail become better fathers through National Fatherhood Initiative's “InsideOut Dad™” program.  You can learn more about this program by following this link