Chaplain Program

Our volunteer Police Chaplain Program is an essential benefit to the Rockwall Police Department. Police Chaplains provide religious services and comfort to members of the department and their families, and assist officers while serving the citizens of our community. They promote good will and foster good relations between the department and the community and provide specialized services to the community as directed. Police Chaplains represent the Rockwall Police Department in a professional, moral and ethical manner reflective upon the special calling of their religious faith and our high standards of conduct.

The Rockwall Police Department currently has four Chaplains assigned to this program. They are; Pastor Stephen K. Swofford, Pastor Dr. Brian Bosworth, Pastor Larry Selman and Pastor Robert Beaumont Sr.

Pastor Stephen K. Swofford
Pastor Stephen Swofford has been a Police Chaplain for the Rockwall Police Department for the past fifteen years. Pastor Swofford began his ministry with First Baptist Rockwall in March of 1989. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Dallas Baptists University and his Master’s Degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth. Before coming to Rockwall, Pastor Swofford was the Minister of Youth and Assistant Pastor of the Inglewood Baptist Church in Grand Prairie. Pastor Swofford also pastored both the Trinity Baptist Church and Pleasant Grove First Baptist Church in Dallas. He can be reached at steve@fbcrockwalltx.org

Pastor Brian Bosworth
Pastor Brian Bosworth has been a Police Chaplain for the Rockwall Police Department since 2005. He was appointed as a Police Chaplain after retiring as a Lieutenant from the Rockwall Police Department. He served the citizens of Rockwall from 1985 until 2005. He is currently Pastor of First United Methodist Church in Decatur, Texas. In May of 2005, he graduated from Perkins School of Theology at SMU with a Masters of Divinity Degree. In May of 2012, Reverend Bosworth completed doctoral studies at Saint Paul School of Theology, earning a Doctor of Ministry Degree in Wesleyan Spirituality, Leadership, and Congregational Renewal. He is an Elder and a member in full connection of the North Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. Reverend Bosworth also served as Youth Director at the First United Methodist Church of Heath, Texas. He chairs the Disaster Response Committee of the East District and serves on the East District’s Nominating Committee. He is a member of the Northeast Texas Emmaus Community and the Trinity Chapter of the Order of St. Luke. He can be reached at bbosworth@decaturmethodist.org.

 



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