Executive Team

Executive Team
President/Missionary  Craig W. Duck

Veteran firefighter and Retired Lieutenant of the District of Columbia Fire and EMS Department Craig Duck became the fifth President/Missionary of the Fellowship of Christian Firefighters International on January 1, 2013. Craig's involvement with FCFInternational goes back to the late 90's when he attended local chapter meetings in Washington, DC with Dolph Biggs. Since then Craig has been active as a local chapter President, Regional Director, and lately as an International Board of Director. Craig has led several missions trips for FCFInternational, organized and spoke at couples conferences as well as firefighter retreats, and enjoys meeting members of FCFInternational from around the region.

Craig is an international speaker and author who loves to travel in order to give first responders hope during difficult days in the fire service. If you would like to have Craig speak to your local church or local firefighters contact him to set up a time for your event. Craig Duck

Craig has been married to his wife Holly for 29 years and they currently attend Boydton Baptist Church in Boydton, Virginia together.

Duck's firefighting career spans over 35 years as both a paid and volunteer firefighter, as well as several years as a junior firefighter. Currently Duck is a Captain with the Boydton Volunteer Fire Department. Craig has been to many fires throughout his career including the Pentagon fire on September 11, 2001. Duck's favorite thing to do in the fire service is to train up the next generation of firefighters. 

Craig has a passion for the fire service to include sharing his faith in Christ with those he works alongside. As the fifth President/Missionary of FCFInternational Craig plans to minister to first responders through discipleship, regular Bible studies, local missions projects, and leadership development.

Craig and Holly have four boys; Seth, Andrew, Christopher, and Justin.

Testimony of Craig Duck



Dan Clegg 

Dan is a retired veteran firefighter from the Indianapolis fire department. Dan was appointed to the department in April of 1968 and retired in January 2001. Dan has been with the Fellowship of Christian Firefighters International for 37 years. Currently Dan is a Chaplain with the Warren Fire Department. Dan has many accomplishments in life including being a senior pastor of Holmes Avenue Free Methodist Church, an Elder with the Cumberland Christian Church to name a few. Dan has a passion for the chaplaincy ministry and has been a member with the Federation of Fire Chaplains since 1981, a chaplain for the Wabash Conference of Free Methodists, and a member of the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation since 2011. Dan is no stranger to the Fellowship of Christian Firefighters International as he has served as Chapter President, Regional Director, and International Board Member. Dan loves sharing his faith with other first responders and being able to minister to their needs.

Tommy Neiman

Lieutenant Tommy Neiman is a 27 year lieutenant/paramedic with the St Lucie County Fire Department. He is the Florida Director for the Fellowship of Christian Firefighters International and serves as his department's chaplain as well as spring training chaplain to the New York Mets.

Tommy is founder of Sirens for the Cross, a ministry that reaches out to emergency responders around the country. He has authored two books, Sirens for the Cross and a children's book, The Rookie Rescuer. He has been featured on the 700 club, Moody, James Kennedy, and Campus Crusade for Christ.

Tommy is married to wife, Alicia, and they have 3 children - Sara, Luke, and Lauren. In 2003. Tommy was honored as Firefighter of the Year for the State of Florida, and was a guest speaker at the Governors prayer breakfast.


Keith Helms

Keith is a retired firefighter of the Charlotte Fire Department. He joined the CFD in January, 1982 and retired as a Battalion Chief in December of 2010. In 1982, Dolph Biggs of the Washington, DC chapter of FCFInternational sent a station Bible to Keith. With this introduction to the ministry, a group of young firefighters began to meet for Bible studies. In 1983 the Charlotte chapter of FCFInternational was chartered, and Keith has had the opportunity to serve the Lord for almost 30 years in ministering to the fire service. He currently serves as the President of the Charlotte Chapter, while also serving as the Regional Director for North Carolina.

Keith and his wife, Jane, have been married for 34 years. They have 3 grown children, Brendon Helms, Hannah Smith, and Erin Helms. They also have one granddaughter, Addie, and a grandson, Camden, who will be born in March of 2013.

Keith became a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ in January of 1980. He and his wife have attended Grace Bible Church since 1986. He enjoys ministering with other men at their fellowship.Keith graduated from North Carolina State University in 1979 with a degree in Zoology. He found this to be very helpful in working with firefighters. He later earned an M.A. in Biblical counseling from Liberty University. The degree from Liberty opened many doors for ministering to firefighters and their families. Keith's passion is to encourage the discipleship of other believers, especially those in the fire service. His hope is that FCFInternational will:

  1. Entice others to believe in Christ as their personal Savior.
  2. Encourage believers to grow in their faith with the Lord.
  3. Equip believers with sound doctrine and studies of the Scripture


Wayne Detzler

Straight after finishing his ministry training at Wheaton Graduate School Wayne, Margaret, and their infant daughter set off for missionary service. Their first assignment was in Germany, where Wayne learned to preach in the atmosphere of a region-wide awakening. Later their son, Mark, was born in Germany before they left for England. For thirteen years they served churches in England, where Wayne also developed a ministry among British police.

In 1983 Wayne and Margaret returned to the United States, where Wayne combined teaching and pastoral ministries. While living in Meriden, CT Wayne became chaplain of the Meriden Fire Department in 1988. He helped launch a chapter of FCFI. In 1994 he moved to Charlotte, NC where he became a chaplain of the Charlotte Fire Department and an active FCFI member. In 2007 he entered his present assignment as chaplain of the Long Hill Fire Department in Trumbull, CT

The driving force in Wayne's life is making disciples. He takes Matt. 28:19 as a life ministry. Wherever they live, Wayne seeks for guys to disciple. Whether teaching at a local university or meeting with firefighters, he is always looking for F-A-T fellows. These are people who are Faithful, Available, and Teachable. When Wayne finds them, he meets with them to lead them deeper into the Christian life.


Rob Hitt





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