Jimmie Duncan
Member of Irving Fire Department since 1987 and holds his Master Firefighter Certificate and is a Licensed Paramedic. Became department Fire Chaplain in 1999. Also ordained in 1999 and became member of Federation of Fire Chaplains. Currently a FFC instructor. Also member of the Dallas Area Crisis Response Team, Texas LODD Task Force, and holds multiple certificates from the ICIF. He and his wife Cindy and son Joel serve at Berean Memorial Church.
John Babler
Associate professor of Counseling at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; PT Minister of Missions, Birchman Baptist Church, Fort Worth. Instructor, Federation of Fire Chaplains; Tarrant County Fire Chaplain; Retired Fire Chief, Edgecliff Village FD. Critical Incident Stress Management training - Basic, Advance, and Pastoral Crisis Intervention; NANC certified counselor.
Doug Penland
Served 20 years as a Captain and Deputy Fire Marshal with the Arlington and Farmers Branch Fire Departments. Earned a Master of Divinity at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Currently serves as Fire Chaplain with the Hurst Fire Department and Chaplain for the Tarrant Baptist Association Disaster Relief Team and works with the Texas Baptist Men. He and his wife Jennifer and children serve at Fielder Road Baptist Church.
Keith Smith
Member of the Euless Fire Department since 1984 and holds his Master Firefighter, Fire Instructor, and Fire Inspector certifications and is a Licensed Paramedic. Keith became the department Fire Chaplain in 2004. He has been a member of the Federation of Fire Chaplains since 2004 and currently holds Advance Fire Chaplain Certificate and is a FFC Instructor. Keith is also a member of the Texas LODD Task Force, and holds multiple certificates from the ICISF, FEMA and NFA. He and his wife, Tambra, serve at Countryside Bible Church.
Steve Calvert Steve Calvert
Became Firefighter and Fire Department Chaplain in 1982. Appointed Assistant Chief of Chaplaincy Services for Coppell Fire Department in 2004. Ordained Minister/Pastor for 30 years while serving as a Volunteer Firefighter/EMT for various departments throughout Alabama and Texas. Co-founder/Director of Champion Responders, a non-profit organization dedicated to equipping Firefighters & Emergency Responders with tools needed to deal with trauma and stress..."bunker gear for the mind". Certified in CISM. Member of the Federation of Fire Chaplains and Texas Line of Duty Death Task Force. Graduate of Florida College (Biblical Studies/Communication) and the University of Alabama (Psychology/Sociology). Founder of NewLife Skills Coaching and Consulting firm, providing training and development to corporate, municipal, non-profit and educational organizations.