Madison Downs was born in the Georgetown area of Washington, DC. Madison graduated from Parris Island as the HONOR GRADUATE, and was then stationed in North Carolinafor Marine Combat and MOS Training. Upon graduation, Madison was stationed atCamp Pendleton.
Madison was injured while in the Marine Corps, and received a medical discharge. After Madison successfully underwent rehabilitation, he began to seek another dream – to play football. Madison played college football, and wasthen invited to play for the Kansas City Chiefs in 2003. In order toconcentrate on the health of his daughter, Madison chose to cut his football aspirations short and completed a Bachelor of Arts degree from Carson-NewmanCollege majoring in Psychology, then accepted his calling into the ministry.Madison attended the Institute for Scriptural Research (yeshiva), then HowardUniversity School of Divinity (seminary), receiving his Masters Degrees inDivinity.
Madison took a direct commission into the US Army in 2007, becoming the 1st Hebrew Chaplain in the history of the US Military. He completed US ArmyChaplaincy School (Fort Jackson, SC) in the summer of that same year. Madison was a chaplain officer from 2007 until 2014, serving as Battalion chaplain forthe 12 Aviation and CIDPSB, then as Brigade Chaplain for the 165 QuartermasterGroup at Fort Belvoir, VA. Madison was honorably discharged from the US Army in2014.
Since 2014, Madison has spent many years in the education field, with concentrations in mathematics special education and as a Professor of Theology.He prides himself on his dedication to the overall development of his students, being patient and always eager to go above and beyond to ensure his studentsare successful in all they aspire to be. Madison founded “Madison DownsChaplaincy and Consulting,” an organization that provides direct spiritual and counseling care to children and families. Madison is dedicated to serving his community by showing families ways to heal through spiritual and therapeutic techniques and approaches.