Our Mission:

The purpose of the Chaplaincy to provide crisis and community care through a diverse team of First Responder Chaplains.

Crisis Chaplains are a comfort in crisis, delivering citizens emergency on-scene response through emotional and spiritual first aid.

Community Chaplains are a presence of peace, promoting unity, reconciliation, and resiliency for a collaborative community.

Care Counselors are a hope for healing, providing pastoral care to first responders, and a continuum of care for survivors.

The Chaplaincy is a spiritually ecumenical organization that works closely with all law enforcement and emergency agencies to provide assistance during emergency situations. These include murders, suicides, shootings, fires, including the fire at the Sofa Super Store on June 18, 2007 where nine Charleston firefighters died, and similar critical events. From its beginning with one Chaplain, the Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy has grown to its present strength of two full time Chaplains and some 30 volunteer Chaplains that provide pastoral care and counseling 24 hours a day, seven days a week.