Taylor Chapel hosts Ministerial Alliance

U.S. Air Force Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Robert Borger, 17th Training Wing chaplain, speaks to a group of local religious leaders as part of the Ministerial Alliance at the Taylor Chapel on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, May 4, 2017. The alliance was made to better help the religious needs of the community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chase Sousa/Released)

U.S. Air Force Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Robert Borger, 17th Training Wing chaplain, speaks to a group of local religious leaders as part of the Ministerial Alliance at the Taylor Chapel on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, May 4, 2017. The alliance was made to better help the religious needs of the community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chase Sousa/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Michael Downs, 17th Training Wing Commander, speaks to local pastors at the Norma Brown Headquarters building on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, May 4, 2017. The meeting was part of the Ministerial Alliance to boost spiritual resiliency on and off base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chase Sousa/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Michael Downs, 17th Training Wing Commander, speaks to local pastors at the Norma Brown Headquarters building on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, May 4, 2017. The meeting was part of the Ministerial Alliance to boost spiritual resiliency on and off base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chase Sousa/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Alexander Rodriguez, 312th Training Squadron instructor, speaks to Emmett Corker, Northridge Baptist Church pastor, about firefighter training at the Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, May 4, 2017. The tour helped increase local ministers knowledge of the base mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chase Sousa/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Alexander Rodriguez, 312th Training Squadron instructor, speaks to Emmett Corker, Northridge Baptist Church pastor, about firefighter training at the Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, May 4, 2017. The tour helped increase local ministers knowledge of the base mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chase Sousa/Released)

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- The Taylor Chapel hosted a Ministerial Alliance between San Angelo pastors and base chaplains May 4.

Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Robert Borger, 17th Training Wing chaplain, initiated the alliance to help better serve the communities’ spiritual needs.

“If a major event takes place and the chaplain needs some support we will be able to help provide that,” said Emmett Corker, Northridge Baptist Church pastor. I was invited by the chapel to come and take a tour today to try and establish a connection between local and base chaplains.

Local pastors toured various base locations like the Norma Brown
Headquarters building, Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy and Taylor Chapel.

“The partnership is important because one of the four pillars of resiliency is spiritual,” said Borger. “The partnership between Goodfellow and the community is already established but now we want to go even deeper.”

Col. Michael Downs, 17th Training Wing Commander, also met with local ministers to talk about the importance of the initiative.

“I’m hoping as a result of this, a long time partnership will foster,” said Borger.