“Chaplains Share Christ Where Local Church Can’t”

Baptist Press highlights a story from the Southern Baptist’s North American Mission Board, which notes it sends chaplains around the world to reach where the church cannot — including through the US military:

From foreign battlefields to American corporate board rooms to hospital bedsides to the front seats of police cars and more, Southern Baptists minister through their chaplains in some of the most hard-to-reach locations…

A current military chaplain noted the reach of military ministry:

“When chaplains preach during our worship services here on post at our Protestant services, they have the freedom to preach a powerful evangelistic message,” said Col. Jeff Houston, the installation chaplain at Fort Campbell, Ky. “We regularly baptize folks who have come to trust Jesus Christ as their personal Savior.”


through the efforts of retired US Army Chief of Chaplains (MajGen) Doug Carver, the NAMB is attempting to set up intentional military ministry around the world:

NAMB chaplaincy is working toward a long-term strategy of developing a church plant ministry near every U.S. military base in the world…

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