Lakes Area Chaplaincy

History of the Chaplain Program

Lakes Area Chaplaincy, Inc. (LAC) was formed in 1998 to provide support for first responders, law enforcement officers and staff connected to the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office. LAC is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization.

Steve Harrison is the third chaplain to serve the Sheriff's Office and is committed to LAC's goals and values. He brings nearly forty years of Christian ministry experience to this position.

Our chaplain is often called upon to assist in death notifications, support victims in times of crisis, and serve as part of a crisis response team. The chaplain also visits sick or injured personnel, is a resource for counseling officers and their families and serves as a liaison with other clergy in the community.

About the Chaplain

Steve Harrison was born and raised in Crosby and is the son of Richard Harrison, one of the founders of Scorpion snowmobiles. For 17 years, Steve worked with the Agape Force, an interdenominational Christian organization specializing in urban ministry, troubled youth, and children's music. He held several key positions in the organization including executive director.

Steve joined Bethany International in 1990 to help establish a resource development department to fund worldwide missions. Later, he joined the faculty of Bethany College of Missions where he taught evangelism and was the community service director. In 1998, Steve founded Bethany Urban Development, a ministry dedicated to promoting spiritual transformation in urban communities.

He is the author of "Consuming Love," "Liberating Love," and "The Clash of Kingdoms." The books provide insights to experiencing a deeper walk with God and fulfilling spiritual destiny. Steve also enjoys speaking in area churches and at other community events. He has been married for over 35 years to his wife, Martha and has 2 children, Molly and Daniel and 6 grandchildren. Steve's Books

Support the Program

Lakes Area Chaplaincy needs your prayer support for strength, protection, and guidance. LAC is also dependent on donations provided by individuals, churches, and corporations. Many are helping with a simple but effective "dollar-a-day" commitment. To become a prayer partner, Dollar-A-Day Club Member, or give a one time gift, please contact the Lakes Area Chaplaincy.