Sheriff Chip Simmons Receives God In Government Award

January 29, 2023

Leaders from across the area gathered Saturday morning at Olive Baptist Church in Pensacola for the 46th Annual Governmental Prayer Breakfast.

Sheriff Chip Simmons was named the 2023 recipient of the God in Government Award.

The purpose of prayer breakfast, which transcends denominational and political affiliation, is to encourage moral and spiritual values in government. The breakfast was started by a group of ministers from the Greater Cantonment-Ensley Ministerial Alliance and is today led by a diverse committee that believes in preserving the original mission of encouraging moral and spiritual values in government.

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16 Responses to “Sheriff Chip Simmons Receives God In Government Award”

  1. Gus Uebelsteadt on February 3rd, 2023 11:20 am

    Great to see that Chip Simmons includes God into his everyday life. May the Lord bless you and watch over you and all of your deputies each day.

  2. Alfredo Diaz on February 3rd, 2023 10:00 am


  3. Margaret Cusack on February 3rd, 2023 8:37 am

    I have worked for Sheriff Offices in admin both in Illinois and Virginia. I have seen first hand the difference between really good leadership and really bad leadership. What comes down from the Sheriff sets the tone for the whole agency.
    Recently I attended a neighborhood watch program at which Sheriff Simmons spoke. My first impression of him and his team was that they are a cohesive and exemplary force.
    “When the righteous rule, the people rejoice” . And the bad guys aren’t too happy.

  4. Lori Smith on January 31st, 2023 3:51 am

    Congratulations sir

  5. Jimmy Brantley on January 30th, 2023 3:46 pm

    I’m not a resident of Escambia Florida but I live across the line in Alabama. I do appreciate the people that are elected to positions in government that are Christians. Thank you Sheriff Simmons for the job you do. Be safe and continue on doing a great job. You are much appreciated!

  6. Sammy on January 30th, 2023 12:35 am

    Amen! We are truly blessed to have Chip “The Elevator Kicking” Simmons as sheriff! Everyday my family thanks the Lord Jesus Christ for how he had elevated our police force! It brings tears to my eyes to see the church and the state so close. Keep on going brother. Keep kicking higher!

  7. billy on January 29th, 2023 11:06 pm

    God and Chip Simmons is a good team……..Love ya man!

  8. Tt on January 29th, 2023 10:06 pm

    Congratulations Sheriff Simmons!

  9. StraightShooter on January 29th, 2023 7:31 pm

    Best sheriff since Jim Lowman. Thank you for your service to our county. He calls it like he sees it, like it should be, if it offends O well. “Just don’t forget where you came from. lol

  10. Evelyn L Owen on January 29th, 2023 5:33 pm

    Best sheriff we have had in decades!! Keep up the great work. Good deputies working hard.

  11. EMD on January 29th, 2023 3:55 pm

    Sure is good to read Good News. Thank you Sheriff Simmons.

  12. Bonnie Exner on January 29th, 2023 3:40 pm

    Congratulations, Sheriff Simmons…Craig and I pray for all those men and women in blue that put their lives on the line daily for all of us!

  13. Grateful on January 29th, 2023 11:57 am

    Thank you Sheriff Simmons for all you do to protect and serve. We are grateful for your leadership, your love and compassion for us, citizens of Escambia County, and for the Lord.

  14. Jcellops on January 29th, 2023 11:12 am

    This is good to see. Well deserved!

  15. Beach Boy on January 29th, 2023 7:38 am

    Congratulations Sheriff Simmons! That’s a job “Well Done.” We pray for you and your officers and God’s protection to get the job done. Thank you for your service.

  16. Jr on January 29th, 2023 4:40 am

    Congratulations Coach/Sheriff…continuing my prayers for you and your officers. This right here is very well deserved.