PAGE IS TO HONOR OUR BROTHER AND SISTER WHO HAVE BEEN CALLED HOME
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."
Chief Henry Curtis CFMI New York Attended The Services on the
Behalf of CFMI's & All Members
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.
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).
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
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.
Donald J. Gibson,
president/Founder Chaplain Fellowship Ministries International.
Chaplain James Pagan -Rodriguez Performed the Funeral Services for
the Family on behalf of CFMI & All Membners
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.
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.
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
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".
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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