THIS PAGE IS TO HONOR OUR BROTHER AND SISTER WHO HAVE BEEN CALLED HOME

1 Cor 9:19-22 For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win the more; 20 and to the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might win Jews; to those who are under the law, as under the law, that I might win those who are under the law; 21 to those who are without law, as without law (not being without law toward God, but under law toward Christ), that I might win those who are without law; 22 to the weak I became as weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all men, that I might by all means save some."



Master Chief Henry Curtis CFMI New York Attended The Services on the Behalf of CFMI's & All Members

Chaplain Edward E. Swain: Chaplain Edward Swain of Buffalo NY died suddenly on Tuesday, September 27, 2011. Chaplain Ed Swain joined CFMI on June 24, 2009 well experienced in street and prison ministry. He had also served as a police chaplain and was received hands on training as a trauma chaplain in the county hospital. He was employed as a social worker for Aspire of WNY formerly known as the United Cerebral Palsy Association. Edward's heart for evangelism was very well known. He shared the gospel with boldness without being obnoxious and he led many to Christ with his positive attitude, a thorough knowledge of the Word and an indisputable love of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Chaplain Swain was married for over 40 years to singer-evangelist Rev. Rosetta Swain. They raised one son, four daughters plus three adopted daughters. He was a member of Mt Olive Baptist Church serving in a variety of positions. He his last position was as an associate and confidante to the senior pastor. We also thank Chaplain Swain for eleven years of military service as a decorated Senior Drill Sergeant in the U.S. Army attaining the rank of Sergeant First Class (E7).

Comments by Master Chief Henry Curtis: We will miss Chaplain Swain's frank constructive criticism in the interest of improving our service to others for the glory of God. His exceptional service was in keeping with the highest traditions of the chaplaincy and reflected great credit upon himself and the Chaplain Fellowship Ministry. Master Chief Chaplain Henry Curtis CFMI New York

Comments by Chaplain Donald Gibson: Chaplain Swain was a good man and a wonderful chaplain serving in the field where his gifts counted most. Countless lives were touched by chaplain Swain for the glory of our Lords' kingdom. Chaplain Edward Swain served with honor and will never be forgotten. Respectfully Chaplain Donald J. Gibson, president/Founder Chaplain Fellowship Ministries International.


Chief Chaplain James Pagan -Rodriguez Performed the Funeral Services for the Family on behalf of CFMI & All Membners

Chaplain Francisco Lopez: Chaplain Francisco Lopez passed away of a massive heart attack. Chaplain Lopez was a navy veteran who was certified as a group facilitator in substance Abuse by the State of New York division of substance abuse services. Chaplain Lopez relocated to Deltona Florida where he had hoped and planed to start a new ministry in Jail and Prison Ministry. Chaplain Lopez wanted to use his life experience from the streets and his skills in substance abuse to reach out to those serving time in Florida jails and prisons. Chaplain Lopez was also an officer with the New York City Department of corrections working in one of the Juvenile detention center. It was there that he found a terrible need and he found his calling and passion for reaching out to troubled youth. Chaplain Lopez also volunteered in the New York State's Project Create drug rehabilitation program. The program was devoted to helping the city's troubled youth centered around a rehab center in Manhattan housing where there were upwards of 250 addicts, Chaplain Lopez volunteered almost all of his free time there as a counselor. Chaplain was also a speaker who visited school and spoke in community centers. He showed films and spoke of what he had seen all the years he worked in corrections and as a counselor. Chaplain Lopez had a calling and a vision to do the same work in Florida, the Lord had other plans fort him.

Chaplain Donald Gibson's Comments: I had the honor and privilege to spend several hours discussing Chaplain Francisco "Frank" Lopez's Vision for ministry in Florida. He knew in his heart what his gifts were and how the Lord wanted him to use those gifts. Chaplain lopez was a good, kind and loving man and he will be terribly missed, the world has lost another wonderful Chaplain who has blessed so many in his life. We love you brother, you will live on in our hearts and thoughts. Dearly Missed, Never Forgotten. Chief James Pagan -Rodriguez performed the services for the family, he did a wonderful job and blessed the family in a mighty way. We would like to thank Chief James Pagan -Rodriguez for performing the services for the family. Respectfully Chaplain Donald J. Gibson


Master Chief Henry Curtis CFMI New York Attended The Services on the Behalf of CFMI's & All Members

Master Chaplain David Webb passed away Wednesday morning march 2nd 2011 of a massive heart attack. Chaplain Webb became a member of Chaplain in November 2006, he was a very loyal, faithful and dedicated member never wavering. Chaplain Webb was also the pastor of the First Baptist Church - Elmsford, in Elmsford, NY. He served as a correctional facility chaplain for the Bedford Hills correctional facility in New York. He also served at the Westchester Department of Corrections to recovering incarcerated substance abusers as a teacher, preacher and counselor in the " Solutions program".

Chaplain Webb worked in outreach doing aftercare where he helped those freed from incarceration find a church home and housing. He offered counseling as a facilitator for the P.O.L.N. (Prisoners of the Lord Now). Chaplain Webb also served on the executive board of the NAACP, White Plains/Greenburb branch as chair of religious affiairs-prisons.

Chaplain Webb attended Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY and Cornell University School of Nursing. He also attended Masters Divinity School were he earned his Masters degree in chaplaincy, and his Masters in Biblical Counseling.

Chaplain Donald Gibson's Comments: Master Chaplain David Webb was a wonderful anointed man of God who blessed everyone's life that he came in contact with. His Life was a life of sacrifice and service to those who were lost and in need. Chaplain Webb did the hard work, he showed dedication without wavering, and his integrity was above reproach. His life is a testimony and example of what a true chaplain stands for. He will be dearly missed by the countless people who's lives he has touched as a servant of our Lord Jesus Christ. We cherish and thank the Lord for bringing David Webb into my lives to serve together as chaplains, and for giving us the privilege to call him our brother. He will be deeply missed by his brother and sister chaplains, and never forgotten. I would like to personally thank Master Chief Henry Curtis for attending the services on behalf of CFMI and all our members. Respectfully Chaplain Donald J. Gibson



View Chaplain Courtright's CFMI web page .  His web site will remain up in honor of his service to the ministry he was called to.

Deputy Chief Courtright went back to seminary at the age of 75 an became a priest. to view his first mass.

Deputy Chief Chaplain Morris Courtright became a member of Chaplain Fellowship in 2003, he was a very loyal and dedicated member serving as the military liaison chaplain for Chaplain Fellowship Ministries. He was also very dedicated to his work with the Civil Air Patrol where he held the rank of Lt.Col. Deputy Chief Courtright's accomplishments in life are far to many to mention here. He served two terms as a state legislator , he was a professional engineer, editor and author for a national technical magazine and Chaplain for the Civil Air Patrol. Deputy Chief Courtright turned 80 years old May 2nd, 2010.

Chaplain Donald Gibson's Comments: Deputy Chief Courtright was a wonderful man who I had the honor and privilege of knowing. I will always cherish and thank the Lord for bringing Court into my life, and for giving me the privilege to call him my brother. Court was a man who made a difference in the lives of many people, he was a true man of God. Chaplain Courtright will be Dearly Missed, Never Forgotten. Respectfully Chaplain Donald J. Gibson

Chaplain Bruce Francis's Comments: Deputy Chief Chaplain Morris Courtright was a good and honorable man who I also had the privilege and honor of knowing. He was the kind of Chaplain who went out of his way to help others who needed help. He was always happy to do anything he could to help in the ministry any way that he could. The life he lived and example he set will live on in our thoughts and memories. Respectfully Chaplain Bruce E. Francis



Chaplain Hennessee passed away on July 21st 2010 after a four month long battle with brain cancer. Sam was born on Jan. 21, 1945, in Harlingen, Texas. In 1965, Sam entered the Army and served during Vietnam in the 129th Assault Helicopter Company. Sam met Sharon Moore, and they were married on Dec. 27, 1969. Sam and Sharon resided in Kenosha, Wis., for 27 years - served the Lord at Kenosha Bible church and had 2 children - Samuel and Stacey. Sam and Sharon relocated to Princeton, Wisconsin 11 years ago, where he was very active in the community - including being an active member and serving as a former post commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10452. Sam was an active member in many veterans' organizations including the American Legion Post in Princeton, the Kenosha Area Vietnam Veterans, the Disabled American Veterans, the Vietnam Veterans of America, and the Vietnam Helicopter Crew Members Association.

Sam has been an active member of the Terrace Shores Evangelical Free Church praise and worship team, volunteered at the John C. Burke Correctional Center prison ministry and completed his Chaplain Certification earlier this year. He lived his life to the fullest and loved the outdoors, fishing, hunting, golfing and music, playing and writing patriotic and gospel music and performing at church and local events.

Sam is survived by his wife of 40 years; son, Samuel (Vicki), daughter Stacey (Keith) Christensen, a brother David (Carolyn) and family, sister-in-law, Debra (Richard) Kinder; mother-in-law, Emily Moore and family friend, Jeff Falkenstein. He is preceded in death by both parents, Claude and Mary Hennessee.

A celebration of life event will be held Sunday Aug. 8, 2010, at 3 p.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10452 in Princeton, Wis. A memorial service will be held Monday, Aug. 9, 2010, at 10:30 a.m. at Terrace Shores Evangelical Free Church, W3278 County K, Markesan, WI 53946. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the VFW Post 10452, 136 North Farmer Street, Princeton, WI 54968 for care packages to be sent to our service men and women overseas.

Chaplain Donald Gibson's Comments: Chaplain Hennessee was a wonderful man who lived his life in the service of others. Sam was a blessing to all who knew him, he will be missed by many. Dearly Missed, Never Forgotten. Respectfully Chaplain Donald J. Gibson

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