Chaplain Gary W. Holden was sworn is as the Cumberland County Sheriff Senior Chaplain in May, 2012.
He is a charter member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. He has received hundreds of hours of training in Crisis Management and is a graduate of the Emergency Management Institute of FEMA and a member of Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). He is a trainer with the Department of Homeland Security Incidence Response to Terrorist Bombing (IRTB) classes.
Chaplain Holden is a member of and has also trained in Pastoral and Group and Advanced Group Crisis Intervention with the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation and is a member of the State of New Jersey Alpha Crisis Management Team.
Chaplain Holden is a Board Certified Master Chaplain (CMC) by The American Board for Certification in Homeland Security (CHS).
He served as a chaplain after 911 at Ground Zero in NYC working with the New York City Police and Fire Departments and the Port Authority Police Department. He has also held positions as Chief Chaplain for The Four Chaplains Memorial Foundation in Philadelphia and been involved in chaplain work with The Battleship New Jersey Museum in Camden, NJ. Chaplain Holden is a regular speaker at patriotic events and services.
Chaplain Holden is the Senior Chaplain of the Vineland New Jersey Police Department, now with seven chaplains, which is a program that he helped to found and develop.
Gary is also the founder, President and Executive Director of The Police Chaplain Program of New Jersey started in 2011 to help the law enforcement community to start chaplain programs and credential police chaplains. He has been involved in the training of over 500 police chaplains. He is also the New Jersey State Representative for the International Conference of Police Chaplains.
Frank Ippolito was born in Chicago, IL in 1957. He moved to California in 1973 and graduated from Katella High school of Anaheim in 1975. Since then, he has followed a life-long calling into a pastoral and teaching ministry.
He served as a missionary in the Alps of Austria for 6 years where he was able to see much of Europe. As a result of his time there, Frank is able to communicate in both German and Italian.
Educationally, Frank has earned Doctoral degrees in both Theology and Bible. He uses this training in his weekly teaching ministry. He also travels to different countries to teach and is often invited to speak at different Bible Colleges around the world. Pastor Frank’s Bible teaching ministry can be heard on his daily radio broadcast, Pressing Onward.
Currently, Frank is a volunteer Cumberland County Sheriff’s Chaplain and also serves as a chaplain with the Vineland, NJ Police Department. He often responds with the Red Cross and the Salvation Army and serves as a volunteer in many capacities. He is the Senior Pastor of the Calvary Chapel church in Vineland, NJ. Frank is married to his wife, Gerri, and has 13 grandchildren.
The Police Chaplain Program website can be found by clicking on the picture above.
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