2:14 - Dear brothers and sisters,
what's the use of saying you have faith if you don't prove it
by your actions? That kind of faith can't save anyone.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - The volunteer chaplains corps
serving Madison County deputies who work at the Madison County
Detention Facility have a unique ministry. They don't tend to
the inmates; they have their own assistance. These chaplains serve
the officers strictly. "We love them. We just come on a regular
basis to the jail to visit them, encourage them, become their
friend. That's the main thing," said chaplain Reggie Whiddon.
"They're just the invisible heroes in our mind. And that's
what motivates us to come." Some corrections officers will
confess they often feel forgotten. They, unlike those on patrol
on the streets, work inside jail walls to protect the people.
They work 12 hours a day alongside people society has locked away,
and the public mostly never sees them."There's not really
that many people you can talk to about this kind of job. It's
a real stressful type job," explained Field Training Officer
Mike Anderson. Chaplain
Fellowship Ministries has ten Chaplains at this jail and will
be adding more as needed.