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Debbie Rolen drolen@civitasmedia.com



Rev. Jim Mitchell is a trooper out of the Whitesville detachment and a chaplain for the State Police. He spoke at the memorial service for the Upper Big Branch miners right before the vice president and president. Many people were moved by his words and have said he stole the show, for lack of a better term. Charleston Daily Mail/Craig Cunningham 04/28/10
Rev. Jim Mitchell is a trooper out of the Whitesville detachment and a chaplain for the State Police. He spoke at the memorial service for the Upper Big Branch miners right before the vice president and president. Many people were moved by his words and have said he stole the show, for lack of a better term. Charleston Daily Mail/Craig Cunningham 04/28/10
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The West Virginia State Police (WVSP) Chaplain and Evangelist, who spoke at the Upper Big Branch Memorial Service where President Obama was present, is set to speak at Bethel Tabernacle Sunday, April 6, 2014, at 7 p.m.


James (Jimmy) grew up in Raleigh County and started in the ministry December 1985. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1989 and is a veteran of Desert Storm. Mitchell worked in the U.S. State Department as Diplomatic Security 1991 - 1992. He returned to West Virginia and served as a trooper almost seven years, left the WVSP in January 2000, but returned to the ranks in 2008 and now serves as the Academy Staff Wellness Officer and Director of Chaplaincy for the West Virginia State Police. In 2009, Jim founded LEAF Ministries (Law Enforcement Aid and Fellowship Ministries) a ministry for law enforcement by law enforcement. He is currently involved in Law enforcement Bible studies and fellowship meetings. Jim lives near Mount Hope, W.Va., with his wife, Kim and their two children Fayth and Grace.


According to Bethel Tabernacle Pastor Earl Robinson, Mitchell is a fascinating and talented speaker.


“Jimmy was the minister who spoke at the Upper Big Branch Memorial Service where President Obama, Senator Manchin and many other dignitaries were present. He is currently assigned to the WV State Police Academy where he helps train our new troopers. His itinerary has really been pretty well full since the UBB disaster. He travels all across the state, and sometimes neighboring states, sharing God’s Word. I want to invite everyone to come and hear him speak. He is a very interesting speaker and I am hoping a lot of people come out to listen to him.”


The Bethel Tabernacle is located at 515 Davy Branch Road, Lorado, W.Va. For more information, call Earl Robinson at 304-583-9460 or 304-687-9322.

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