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Southern Cross
Our Vision
Mission Statement

The mission of Southern Cross
Ministries is to provide critical incident
stress management to emergency
services personnel.  Providing
comfort and spiritual support to
citizens affected by a traumatic event
in the Tri county area.
Participating Organizations

Fort Oglethorpe Fire & Rescue

Fort Oglethorpe Police Department

Walker County Emergency Services

Walker Sheriff's Department

Catoosa Sheriff's Department

Catoosa County Fire Department

Erlanger Life Force

Angel EMS

Chickamauga Police Department

Rossville Police Department

Rossville Fire Department
Duties of Volunteer Chaplains

Provide emotional, moral, & spiritual help to emergency services personal

Assist agencies should there be a line of duty injury or death

Make visits to hospital and / or funeral home to support personnel during difficult times

Provide counseling for personnel & their family members

Provide critical incident stress debriefings to personnel

Provide support to families in the community during crisis situations

Assist personnel in making death notifications to members of the community

Responds to the scene of any law enforcement shooting

Responds to all major disasters whether man made or nature

Serve as a liaison with religious leaders of the community, as well as other groups
Board of Directors


Howard Walthour, reitred
Dalton Police Department


Phil Summers, Sheriff
Catoosa County Sheriff's Department

Bruce Ballew, Chief
Fort Oglethorpe Fire & Rescue

Teddy Harris,
City of Rossville

Clayton Brown, Manager / EMT - I

Steve Wilson, Sheriff,
Walker County Sheriff's Department

Randy Camp, Chief
Walker County Emergency Services

Senior Chaplain, Neal Brown

Volunteer Chaplains

Steve Brandon

Louis Hamm

Chris Hulsey

Keith McLeod

Greg Nash

David Houck

Brian Mangum

Denny Whitesel

Cindy Graham
To create and support an
environment that provides critical
incident stress debriefings,
individual and group counseling,
emotional and spiritual support for
emergency service personnel. While
also providing these same services
to citizens who experience
unexpected events in their lives.
If you would like more information about becoming a
participating member, volunteering as a chaplain /
counselor, or making a donation, please contact us at
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This page is made possible by the following
Southern Cross Ministries, Inc
Neal Brown Senior Chaplain
P. O. Box 2174
Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742
Southern Cross Ministries, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit ministry
and all charitable contributions are tax deductible.
Serving the
NW Georgia
Tri - County Area