ATLANTA – Chicken plants and church may seem worlds apart but one pastor says there's no better place to minister to his flock.
"I love the interaction of making a product, selling it, servicing a customer, and then being able to tie that in with general care and concern for people," said Mitch Miles of Marketplace Chaplains USA (search), a Dallas-based company that provides more than 1,000 chaplains to businesses nationwide.
Robin Burruss, president of Tip Top Poultry, said his employees are "better off with this practice, which makes our company better off. But at the end of the day, we just view it as a bigger role that we have than just running the plants."
Michael Broyde, a law professor and an ordained rabbi, said companies must avoid ostracizing employees when they endorse religious practice at work.
"I think if companies open their office place to prayer, they have to do so in a non-denominational, non-discriminatory way," said Broyde.
Burruss said he believes workplace chaplains are worth the investment because happy employees are more productive.
Go to the video link at the top of this story to watch a report by FOX News' Jonathan Serrie.