The Dickson County Ministerial Fellowship is not commenting on its recent dismissal of Pastor Guy Ogburn as chaplain at the Dickson County Jail. In a statement released by the volunteer organization, it was announced that Tom Todd, president of the fellowship’s board of directors, was named interim jail chaplain on July 19. Ogburn, pastor of Dickson Church of Grace and a martial arts instructor, has served as the jail chaplain since February 2011. No reason for the change at the jail was given in the statement, which thanked Ogburn for his service as the organization’s first chaplain. Following the election of Jeff Bledsoe as sheriff in 2010, the ministerial fellowship began a volunteer organization to provide services at the jail following the dismissal of the Good News Jail Ministry and Pastor J.B. Smith, which had worked at the jail during the administration of Sheriff Tom Wall. In a recent post on his Facebook page, Ogburn says there have been 145 salvations, 149 rededications and 153 baptisms in the Dickson County Jail, which he says has seen a tremendous decrease in the number of violent acts. Todd is the youth minister at White Bluff Church of Christ and as interim chaplain will oversee an organization of about 80 volunteers who provide religious services, Bible studies, addiction support meetings, adult education programs, parenting skills classes and programs to assist inmates with re-entry into society. Seven inmates at the Dickson County Jail just recently earned their GEDs through the Dickson County Adult Education program. The jail chaplaincy’s annual fund-raising dinner is currently scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 7, at Dickson First Assembly on Highway 70 West. Reservations for tables of eight are now being accepted. The banquet is scheduled to feature guest speakers Sheriff Bledsoe and Papa Joe Bradford, co-founder of the Elijah’s Heart non-profit organization in Nashville.