One voice for the Office of Sheriff
Chaplain Clayton became a member of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office Chaplains Unit in October 2009. The unit consists of 32 volunteer chaplains from various religious backgrounds, who respond to calls when needed. In addition to his hundreds of selfless hours volunteering with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, Chaplain Clayton is the pastor of Open Door Ministries of Orlando. He has been ministering/pastoring for over 20 years.
Chaplain Clayton is proactive and vigilant when it comes to his duties. His unit receives over 80 requests for service a year from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office and the community. When a chaplain is requested, he is always one of the first to respond.
Chaplain Clayton tirelessly volunteered over 650 hours in 2014 to assist with agency employee funerals, hospital and home visits, serious line of duty injuries, ceremonies, and invocations. He continues to serve families in need long after the services are over. He attended the required training and received the Florida Attorney General’s Victim Services Practitioner Designation.
Chaplain Clayton has volunteered many hours at community events such as the Rescue Mission’s Annual Thanksgiving Dinner, 40 Days of Prayer, National Night Out, Annual Faith Based Breakfast, the Orange County Sh
1998 Norman E. Mitchell - Cumberland County, NC
1999 Chaplain Mary Perry - Troy, OH
2000 Chaplain Ed Stelle - Multnomah County, OR
2001 Sheriff Timothy A. Hawsey - Escambia County, AL
2002 Chaplain Harold Ellis - Bell County, TX
2003 Chaplain Michael Taylor - Rowan County, NC
2004 Father Dennis J. Hayes - Onondaga County, NY
2005 Chaplain L. Gale Lyon - Knox County, TN
2006 Chaplain Ron McMurray - Whitman County, WA
2007 Bishop Doctor Michael J. Love - McHenry County, IL
2008 Chaplain Robert "Bob" Whithford - Lake County, FL
2009 Dr. Glenn Davis - Forsyth County, NC
2010 Chaplain Gerald Bills - Whitley County, IN
2011 Pastor Phillip A. Green - Genesee County, NY
2012 Reverend Tim Eldred - Rutherford County, TN
2013 Pastor Chuck Kish - Cumberland County, PA
2014 Sergeant Brian Boyer - Berks County, PA