The chaplains in the Pastoral Care Department are here to assist all patients, families, and staff from any faith background with both religious and spiritual needs. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Puede llamar a un capellán o pedirle a un enfermero(a) que llame a un capellán en cualquier momento. 

  • Chaplains are clergy with expertise in the spiritual needs of children, families, and staff in a hospital setting.
  • Los capellanes pueden celebrar bautismos y otros ritos importantes para la fe de un paciente.
  • Chaplains also provide bereavement support, conduct funerals, and conduct memorial services.
  • Our chaplains work closely with our social work teams to ensure the best care for your family.

Grief Support Resources

Arkansas Children's offers a variety of grief support for patients and families.

Learn More About The Center for Good Mourning

Rev. Brent Fairchild

Brent Fairchild, Pastoral Care at ACHDirector of Pastoral Care, ACH

Rev. John Powers

John Powers, Pastoral Care ACHStaff Chaplain, ACH


Rev. Kenneth Myers

Kenneth Myers, ACH Pastoral CareStaff Chaplain, ACH


Rev. James Henrich

James Henrich, ACH Pastoral CareStaff Chaplain, ACH


Rev. Scott Martin

Scott Martin, ACNW Pastoral CareStaff Chaplain, ACNW


Rev. Pierce McIntyre

Pierce McIntyre, ACNW Pastoral CareStaff Chaplain, ACNW


Rev. Bill Walker

Bill Walker, ACNW Pastoral CareStaff Chaplain, ACNW


Rev. Steve Colwell

Steve Colwell, ACNW Pastoral CareStaff Chaplain, ACNW


Our Chapels

Arkansas Children’s Hospital Chapel

The ACH Chapel is open for prayer to people of all faiths. It is located on the second floor near the Capitol Café and is open 24 hours a day for patients, families, and staff. 

  • Hay un diario de oración disponible en la capilla para que comparta sus oraciones e inquietudes. 
  • A prayer request card is also available from a chaplain or in our chapel, so that you can add a name to the prayer list. This prayer list is distributed to local congregations weekly.
  • Los devocionales se llevan a cabo de lunes a viernes a las 9:30 a.m. en la capilla. (Los devocionales se pueden cancelar sin previo aviso si se solicita al capellán en algún otro lugar del hospital).

ACH Chapel Story

El Sr. Hershel Friday fue miembro de la junta de Arkansas Children's Hospital por mucho tiempo. Nuestra capilla lleva el nombre de la hija de Hershel y Beth Friday, Pamela Friday. Pamela nació el 27 de febrero de 1953, en Little Rock. Era la única hija mujer y la menor, y tenía dos hermanos, Gregory y Steven.

Pamela asistió a escuelas del sistema de escuelas públicas de Little Rock y se graduó de Hall High School en 1971.

En agosto de 1971, se casó con Jay F. Freeman de Little Rock. Pamela y Jay asistieron juntos a la Ouachita Baptist University y la University of Arkansas en Little Rock. A Pam le encantaba la vida de campo y disfrutaba de los caballos que tenía en su casa en Cabot. El 1 de enero de 1975, Pam y Jay tuvieron a Cassandra Alexis Freeman. El 3 de marzo de 1977, Pam murió a causa de una enfermedad repentina.

En 1982, la capilla recibió el nombre de Pamela Friday Freeman en su memoria.

Arkansas Children’s Northwest Chapel

The ACNW Chapel is open for prayer to people of all faiths. The Robin George Chapel is located on the Garden Level across from the Hunt Family Café. It is open 24 hours a day for patients, families and staff. A prayer request card is also available from a chaplain, or in the chapel. 

Ministerio de Lista de Oración

Arkansas Children's offers a Prayer Ministry to give local church congregations and individuals a way to support patients and families. More than 200 congregations and individuals of many faiths provide support and receive the ...

If you would like to be a Prayer List Ministry partner, please contact us:


Faithful Friends Program at ACH

Photo of a neurology patient

Faithful Friends was established at ACH in order for us to ensure that newly admitted patients and their families are aware of the availability of spiritual support, whether they physically see a member of Pastoral Care or not. This program allows trained volunteers to deliver new, soft stuffed animals ("Faithful Friends") and the colorful storybook, Fuzzy Bunny, A Faithful Friend, to children newly admitted to ACH units such as Medical/Surgical, Infant Toddler, Intermediate Care, and Neurology. Patients and families will learn that their Faithful Friend comes to them with love from people they have never met who are thinking of and praying for them - a tangible symbol of God's healing presence. 

These Friends are often tucked next to patients who are going into surgery, held next to the hearts of anxious family members who are waiting for news, kissed by injured children waiting for families to arrive at the hospital, and loved by siblings feeling detached from their brother or sister.

Volunteer or donate to faithful friends