Bob & Jane Keller, function as the volunteer chaplains for the Pomona Police Department, Pomona, California and the Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS). Endorsed by the Fundamental Baptist Fellowship International, Bob and Jane are members of the Lighthouse Baptist Church in La Verne, California. They serve the Lord together in these very important ministries. They are not only “Word” oriented, but also “Deed” oriented by offering the “Ministry of Presence” wherever they go.
The statics in law enforcement is staggering. Every 59 hours an officer is killed in the line of duty, and every 22 hours one commits suicide. Eighty-nine percent of officers are divorced, and seventy percent of seasoned officers have been married twice. They have the highest rate of stress, heart attacks, strokes, and broken homes.
The ministry of Bob and Jane is called “In Pursuit! Ministries of CA” because they are “In Pursuit!” to reach those who are in law enforcement with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
We are praying that the Lord would raise up many pastors and lay people within their church to work as part-time chaplains with their local law enforcement agencies.
Even Though the term “Chaplain” may not be found in the Bible, the principles of the work of the Biblical Chaplain clearly are.
Furthermore, it is only the unchanging Truth of God’s Word, faithfully shared by the Biblical Chaplain that will have any effective and lasting impact in the life of a law officer who is privately struggling with a failing marriage or a recent divorce, overwhelming stress, addictive behavior, or depression.
The Biblical Chaplain can be a tremendous confidential resource that will encourage such officers and give them the hope they need from the Word of God.
The secular theories and practices of humanistic psychology have not successfully dealt with the problems facing the law enforcement professionals. That is why we see the rampant statics of divorce, addictive behavior, and suicide within the ranks.
God’s Word is the only Truth that will resolve these issues and set that person free.