2012 Chaplain of the Year
Reverend Tim Eldred
Rutherford County, TN
Reverend Tim Eldred, of the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office in Antioch, Tennessee, has been selected as the recipient of the 2012 Chaplain of the Year.
Reverend Tim Eldred is law enforcement Christianity through and through. There is no person more dedicated to what he believes in than Tim Eldred.
The success of “It is ok for a Cop to be a Christian” is because Reverend Eldred lets nothing stand in the way to make Christianity a part of law enforcement. A true spiritual leader in establishing the Christian Law Enforcement Summit Family Retreats whereby every member of the family can enjoy leadership together. Reverend Eldred has overcome every hurdle he has confronted to bring Christianity to the forefront, regardless of the cost involved.
Law enforcement is the thin blue line on our society between anarchy and civilization and the hidden quality of law enforcement in civilized people is Christian belief. Many in law enforcement today accept the badge and gun as power to carry out what is expected and appreciated. Without leadership from people like Reverend Eldred to re-birth Christianity in law enforcement through the success of Christian Law Enforcement Summits, we would be lost.
Many times our forgotten heroes are overlooked and taken for granted that we accept life as we think it is to be. Someone has to be behind the scene pushing life forward and one of those is Reverend Tim Eldred. Reverend Eldred is that silent hero of God carrying on man’s work though his Christian Law Enforcement fellowship and his beliefs.
This award recognizes a chaplain who has made outstanding contributions to law enforcement and his/her agency or who had demonstrated conspicuous excellence in the performance of his/her duties.
This year's award was sponsored by GTL.