Chaplain Sam Tucker, left, and Fire Chief Terry Ford discuss Strength for Service to God and Community at Tinker Air Force Base. Ford leads the 85-member civilian firefighting service at Tinker Air Force Base, Photo by Holly McCray
Conference holds workshop on ministry to first responders
OKAHOMA CITY, Okla.––Members of Oklahoma Annual Conference received a special offering for Strength for Service and conducted a workshop titled "First-Class Ministry to First Responders", led by the Rev. Sam Tucker, chaplain of the Tinker Air Force Base Firefighters.
At the conclusion of the May Conference, Tucker was appointed pastor of Wickline UMC in Midwest City, Okla. He said the church and the Tinker crew will work together.
Oklahoma churches were also encouraged to purchase copies of Strength for Service to God and Community for their local fire and police stations. These books have a special Oklahoma Conference back cover.