Jim Bontrager is the Senior Chaplain with the Elkhart, IN Police Department. As a former United States Marine, Jim understands warriors and is firmly convinced that they desperately need God's wisdom, strength, and power. Jim speaks at Men's Events, Law Enforcement Retreats, and Military Ministries all around the country.
He holds his Master Chaplain credentials with the International Conference of Police Chaplains (ICPC), is a certified law enforcement instructor with the State of Indiana and the ICPC, and serves full-time as Senior Chaplain with the Elkhart (IN) Police Department. Jim serves as a national board member with the Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers USA and spearheads a 20+ year outreach to strengthen law enforcement families.
He is the 2012 recipient of the Wilbert A. Cunningham Award for excellence in law enforcement chaplaincy (IN) and a 2013 recipient of an Excellence in Leadership Award from Pointman Leadership Institute.
Married to his wife Susie of 29 years, Jim is father of 9 children, aged 10 to 27 yrs. old.
I looked for someone among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found no one...
Warrior on the Wall Ministries co labors with others of like mind to bring about the day when law enforcement agencies are filled with emotionally and spiritually whole officers, who do their jobs with excellence, lead their families in righteousness, and take the light of the Gospel into the darkest strongholds of crime.
Warrior on the Wall Ministries exists to empower warriors to be all that God designed them to be ... working for God and, when in a right relationship with him, having the resources of heaven at their disposal.
Specializing in innovative programs, working with new officers and their spouses/significant others, providing solutions in addressing the unique stresses associated with the LE profession - cynicism, inability to turn the cop mode off, dealing with the down side of the hyper-vigilant cycle - and spiritually challenging officers to be the Ezekiel 22:30 warriors that God designed them to be.etc, Warrior on the Wall Ministries is here to help YOU!