Chaplain Program

BPD's Chaplain Jim McGuireThe Chaplain Program is designed to provide emotional, non-sectarian spiritual and professional support to department members, their families, and the community in emergency situations, times of crisis or as otherwise needed.

Meet Our Chaplain

Growing up in Tigard, Oregon, Chaplain Jim McGuire pursued a career in medicine until he felt called into ministry. He began serving in Student Ministry at Village Baptist Church in 1979. In 1992, he became their Executive Pastor where he was ordained in 2007 and oversaw their staff and ministry plan until 2012. Jim holds a bachelor’s degree from Portland State University in psychology, and has studied theology at Western Seminary, and counseling at Lewis and Clark. He is a senior chaplain with the International Conference of Police Chaplains and is a certified instructor for them. Jim is a founding member of The Oregon Chaplains Academy, training first responder chaplains in the state of Oregon. Jim has always been engaged in his community. He has been a spiritual mentor of police officers for years. In 2012, he felt God’s clear call to devote all his ministry effort to working with the Beaverton Police Department.

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