The International Conference of Police Chaplains awarded Illinois Baptist chaplain Dan Lovin its 2018 Award for Excellence in Law Enforcement Chaplaincy. Lovin is senior chaplain for the Mt. Vernon Police and Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, and also serves as a chaplain for Illinois Baptist Disaster Relief.
As the state’s chaplain coordinator, he facilitates training for Baptist chaplains through IBSA, and often shares about their vital ministry around the state. Chaplains often go where the church cannot, Lovin told the Illinois Baptist in 2014. “We’re literally the church’s missionaries out in the field.”
Fellow chaplains Ric and Gwenn Worshill presented Lovin with the award at the International Conference of Police Chaplains in Lexington, Ky., July 11. He was also recognized July 21 at the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police Biennial Conference in Mt. Vernon.
For more information about chaplaincy in Illinois, contact IBSA at (217) 391-3126.