“The church must take right ground in regards to politics….The time has come for Christians to vote for honest men, and take consistent ground in politics or the Lord will curse them…God cannot sustain this free and blessed country, which we love and pray for, unless the Church will take right ground. Politics are a part of religion in such a country as this, and Christians must do their duty to their country as a part of their duty to God….God will bless or curse this nation according to the course Christians take in politics.” —Charles Grandison Finney (1792-1875)

Rev. Dr. Tommy Davis, Chaplain

“What is needed to-day is not a new gospel, but live men and women who can re-state the Gospel of the Son of God in terms that will reach the very heart of our problems” (Oswald Chambers)





Chaplains’ commission and promotion ceremony in Buffalo NY with Police Commissioner  McCarthy(11/09)

Chap Davis

Chaplain Davis speaking with republican candidate Jon Maurer(right) and protesters

Six candidates in Buffalo New York being ordained/commissioned as chaplain

Lt. Colonel Henry Curtis giving honor to a couple of biker chaplains upon his promotion while we look on

Chaplain Gregory Patterson                                       Chaplain Bob Miller


Chaplain (Major) Mark Dunning giving some words


Chaplain Maurice Curry

Chaplain John Gordon

Henry Curtis being formally promoted to Lt. Colonel at the Buffalo commission service (now chief)

Chief Chaplain Henry Curtis reading a Scripture

Chaplain David Dissette

Chaplain Wayne Nero

“What’s unique about this ministry is— while we remain members of our own church— we are connected with additional resources to carry on ministry outside the church walls” (Tommy Davis 10-4-08)

Laying hands on our newly installed community chaplains

Buffalo commission service reception

Chaplain Yvonne Poole preaching at her Soul Salvation rally in Rochester NY

Chaplain Barbara A. Singleton-Pradia preaching at the Soul Salvation rally in Rochester NY

Chaplain Roy Jones (Divisions Chief) preaching at Antioch Baptist Church (Rochester NY)

Dr. Davis promoting  Chaplain Orville Beckford to Captain

First Lieutenant Harold Wilson and wife Georgia

  Chaplain Orville Beckford and family at 2008 promotion service

Monroe County Medical Reserve Corp. presentation

Major Mark Dunning, Major Diane Dunning, and Chief Chaplain Tommy Davis

Majors, Mark and Diane Dunning, Lt. Col. Henry Curtis, and Col. Tommy Davis

Former chief Davis installing Yvonne Poole and Marjorie Frazier to the office of Chaplain



One of my Theology teachers came to hear me preach at a church in my hometown of Angier NC


Rev. Davis reading the community chaplain’s commissioning statement

Jimmy DeYoung(Day of Discovery) and Me


 Chaplain Paul Rankin (left) being ordained by Master Chaplain Tommy Davis (center) with Paul’s father, Bishop Rankin present (right) in Niagara Falls NY


Chaplain Donald Stevens (Captain) and wife


 Chaplain Roy Jones and his wife


Master Chaplains Tommy Davis and James Cardin issuing the US Presidential Volunteer Award to Chaplain Harold Wilson for his more than fifteen years in prison ministry.


 Master Chaplain Tommy Davis issuing the US Presidential Volunteer Service Award to Rabbi Goldstein for his many years of service especially a county jail chaplain.


 Master Chaplain Tommy Davis with two deputies at his graduation from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Clergy Academy




Master Chaplain Dr. James Cardin and his wife Nancy


Chaplain Harold Wilson with his wife and children

Volunteer Servic Award

Combined 90 years of Volunteer Service in Corrections.  Three US Presidential awards issued to three volunteers by Chaplain Fellowship Ministries at the recommendation of the Good News Jail and Prison Ministry chaplains Paul Buress and Lou Lander!


Master Chaplain Tommy Davis offering the hand of fellowship to the newly commissioned chaplains



Master Chaplains Tommy Davis, James Cardin and Senior Chaplain Trishia LePard about to issue the US Presidential Volunteer Service Award to two chaplains


Master Chaplain James Cardin giving a speech at the commissioning ceremony


Chaplains being commissioned in the City of Rochester New York by Master Chaplain Tommy Davis and Master Chaplain James Cardin of Chaplain Fellowship Ministries.


24 responses to “Chaplains

  1. Tom

    January 3, 2008 at 12:29 am


  2. Jeff Russell

    March 2, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    Chaplain Davis, you sure can ham it up for the camera…

    I’m with CFMI here in Philadelphia.

    I agree with your blog about our country moving away from the traditions which made us great….

    We could watch from my mom’s window as the towers fell…..

    God Speed,
    Jeff Russell

  3. Rev. Tommy Davis, DDCS

    March 2, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    Hello Chaplain Russell, Thanks for stopping by. 9/11 was indeed a tragedy but it was also an opportunity for God’s people to offer hope in the time of storm.

    Be blessed…

  4. Chaplain Gibson

    March 27, 2008 at 5:41 am

    Brother You are doing a great work for the community and helping give many a chance to serve the Lord in a mighty way. Keep up the wonderful work you are doing brother, take care of yourself. In God We Trust!

    Chaplain Donald Gibson
    Chief Chaplain/President
    Chaplain Fellowship Ministries

  5. Rev. Tommy Davis, DDCS

    March 27, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    Thanks brother. I must admit that it is not easy.

  6. James E. marible

    May 7, 2008 at 6:15 pm

    I am a chaplain assistant linked with LACA(Latin and African American Chaplain Association. I would like to volunteer my service if possible at a coorection facility in New York. Please help me with contacts so that I can begin my journey as a Chaplain Assistant. Thank You.

  7. Rev. Tommy Davis, DDCS

    May 7, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    Hello Brother James,

    It depends on where you are located in the State of New York. What county are you in? Please let me know so that I can see how may assist you. Send me an email @

  8. onlicia davis

    June 5, 2008 at 12:16 am

    n the 7th picture in the white outfit that’s my auntie!!!!!!!she looks nice…lol!!!!!!!!!!!…go auntie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. To Onlicia Davis

    June 5, 2008 at 5:50 pm

    Thank you Onlicia, from your Auntie Chaplain Poole, I Love you, and be blessed.

  10. Joseph W. Schultz

    June 29, 2008 at 2:22 am

    Reverend Tom, if you really don’t want Barack Hussein Obama ru(i)nning this country, starting in 2009, may I suggest you join the Reverend Manning in his quest to expose Barack Hussein Obama for what he really is?

    Also, help the “sinner”, Larry Sinclair, in his effort to expose Barack Hussein Obama for what he is. Larry Sinclair accuses Barack Hussein Obama of illicit sex, illegal drugs and also alleges that Barack Hussein Obama is complicit in the murder of one Donald Young. (Donald Young, The Reverend Wright and Barack Hussein Obama went to the same church — all three are alleged to be bi/homosexuals.)

    I’m sure you’ll want to do all you can to investigate this matter and, possibly, do a great service to our country.

    Thanks, in advance,

    Joseph W. Schultz
    Citizen of Arizona, USA

  11. Mick Dobra

    July 3, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    Great work Chaplain Davis!

    Seeing your pictures and reading your stories has given me great encouragement to keep working at my ministry here at home! Thank you and God bless.

    Chaplain Mick Dobra
    Peoria Illinois

  12. Anonymous

    July 4, 2008 at 3:37 am

    Youre welcome chaplain Mick!

  13. Tommy

    July 4, 2008 at 3:38 am

    The Lord will increase your territory in His own way Chaplain Mick.

  14. Bill Cochran

    September 18, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    You have have a awesome site in many ways: links, open other views,and organization.
    God Bless

  15. ayesha Kreutz

    February 17, 2010 at 12:29 am

    i am totally not in there :(

    • Rev. Tommy Davis, DDCS

      February 17, 2010 at 1:50 am

      I will add you. It’s been awhile since I updated this page.

  16. Brett White

    March 18, 2010 at 6:07 am

    Hi there

    My name is Brett White and I am currently a Police Chaplain, serving the NSW Police Force in Sydney, Australia. I am visiting New York at the end of April and would love an opportunity to meet up with a serving Police Chaplain with the NYPD to exchange stories, information and ideas etc. An hour one day for a coffee would be great, or whatever might work. I am sure I could learn a lot from what is done over there.

    Not sure how to try and organise it, or who I should contact, but found your details on the web. If you could point me in the right direction and help me out, I would really appreciate it. I will be staying at the Pan American Hotel, 79-00 Queens Boulevard. Elmhurst, NY 11373 from 28th April. I am attending a leadership conference on the Friday and Saturday.

    Blessings and thanks

    Brett White

  17. mrs donna kuziora

    April 7, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    hello iam nathaniel gates – yellow boys mother nathaniel gave me your site im glad to see you are doing well in the community as a parent we need more people like you to educate are young people keep up the good work

    • Rev. Tommy Davis, DDCS

      April 8, 2010 at 9:43 pm

      Thank you. I really appreciate that.



    April 8, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    just sitting here admiring your credential you ve came along way im proud of you and your accomplishment k eep up the good work and GOD will reward you with success and blessings GODbless you my brother

    • Rev. Tommy Davis, DDCS

      April 8, 2010 at 9:45 pm

      Thanks brother. We have to get together sometime.

  19. Dr. Linda Carter-Jessop

    July 8, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    Hello Chaplain Davis,
    A year ago, my husband and I heard your prayer at a WeSurroundRochester event. The prayer made us leap for joy! Can we connect with you to give you information about Ann Marie Buerkle, the Republican/Conservative candidate running for the seat in the 25th US Congressional District?
    We are volunteers in the Campaign and eager to have you meet her. She will be in Penfield on July 20th.
    God Bless You in the Chaplains Ministries. I’d like to learn more.
    Dr. Linda Carter-Jessop

    • Rev. Tommy Davis, DDCS

      July 8, 2010 at 10:39 pm

      Sure, I would love to meet with her!


  20. Dr. Rev. Tino Caster

    July 26, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    Master Chaplain Tommy Davis,
    God bless you and your chaplain family:

    I would like know how can we plant Chaplain course in Dallas, Texas with the Brazilian Community churches, please feel free to contact me.

    Dr. Rev. Tino Caster,


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