Broward Sheriff's Office: Public Information Office

PIO Number: 21-11-20

Date: Nov. 17, 2021

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On this episode of Shop Talk with the Sheriff, Sheriff Gregory Tony sits down with Pastor Doug Sauder, lead pastor of Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale. Pastor Sauder inspires people by bringing hope to our community. Listen as they discuss their love of public service and how Calvary Chapel and the Broward Sheriff’s Office team up to improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods.

“We want a safe city, but we also want a city that has a heart for rehabilitation and care for people who are disadvantaged,” Pastor Sauder said. “So we feel like partnering with law enforcement is one of the ways to do that.”

Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale runs several countywide and tri-countywide programs like Vision 2023 and Church United. The various collaborative initiatives focus on many of the concerns within our community like helping people transition out of prison, mentoring youth to understand their purpose and path, offering parenting classes, food distributions and partnering with law enforcement.

“We run several residential programs for men and women who are struggling coming out of prison. We go through the transition processes with them. It is the long game. It’s not something you are going to solve in three months. We are going to help rebuild the infrastructure of your life, your decision-making, your spiritual, emotional and physical relationships,” Pastor Sauder said. 

Listen to Sheriff Tony’s conversation with Pastor Sauder in the latest episode of Shop Talk with the Sheriff podcast for free HERE or on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts and Pocket Casts, iHeartRadio, Breaker, Overcast, RadioPublic and Castbox. 
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Miranda Grossman/PIO