Father Gene Strickland

(Department of Law Enforcement)


  • Married for 45 years to Linda with one adult son, Shon
  • Degree in Criminology from Florida State University
  • US Army Military Police
  • Over 2 decades in law enforcement experience. Gene started at The Leon County Sheriff’s Office and then went on to work for State Law Enforcement Agencies.
  • Master of Divinity from the University of the South
  • Ordained to ministry as an Anglican Priest
  • Founder and Lead Pastor of First Responders Initiative. Which is dedicated to strengthening the marriages and families of Tallahassee’s 1800+ First Responder Families.
  • 20 Years Ministry experience
  • Greatest passion is family equipping and discipleship; to coach and mentor men who seek to walk fully in their shepherd roles as leaders, husbands, and fathers.
  • Extensive ministry experience teaching and counseling in marriage, Biblical identity, leadership, and Biblical discipleship

Father Strickland can be reached at stricklandl@leoncountyfl.gov, or by phone at (850) 756-1533.

Gene Strickland
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