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  • Baptist promoted to Air Force Deputy Chief of Chaplains

    August 30 2018 by Brandon Elrod, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Baptist promoted to Air Force Deputy Chief of Chaplains

    The U.S. Senate confirmed the promotion of U.S. Air Force Chaplain Colonel Ronald M. Harvell to the rank of Brigadier General on Aug. 20. With the promotion, Harvell, a Southern Baptist, becomes the Air Force’s 26th Deputy Chief of Chaplains. He has been serving as the Air Mobility Command Chaplain based at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois.

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  • SBC Chaplain Commission marks 75th Anniversary

    June 30 2016 by Josie Rabbitt, NAMB | with 0 comments
    SBC Chaplain Commission marks 75th Anniversary

    In the months leading up to the United States’ involvement in World War II, the Home Mission Board established a chaplaincy committee to endorse the work of military chaplains and verify their efforts as sanctioned by the association where they served. That was 75 years ago July, 1941.

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  • Non-partisan Kentucky chaplain to serve state leaders

    December 23 2015 by Kristen Lowry, Kentucky Today | with 0 comments
    Non-partisan Kentucky chaplain to serve state leaders

    When the Kentucky General Assembly directory was printed, it probably wasn’t intended as a prayer guide. But that is how Steve Weaver has been using the publication. For weeks, Weaver has been studying the faces of Kentucky’s politicians to know them by name – and to pray for them as a minister to the state capitol.

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  • Chaplain survives dismissal attempt

    September 15 2015 by Ken Walker, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Chaplain survives dismissal attempt

    The attorney for a longtime chaplain who survived an attempt to force him out of the Navy said the decision marks a victory for religious liberty. Wesley Modder, who reached the 20-year mark for his military service in August, was accused of failing to show tolerance and discriminating against sailors of different faiths.

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  • Military chaplain brings soldiers to God, God to soldiers

    May 19 2015 by Rudy Gray, Baptist Courier | with 0 comments
    Military chaplain brings soldiers to God, God to soldiers

    After five tours in Afghanistan and Iran, for a total of 46 months, and numerous Bible studies in combat areas, Lt. Col. Derrick Riggs said he had “never really wondered if someone in our group would not return because of death.” That changed after one of his Bible study participants was killed in combat.

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  • Charges against chaplain called ‘overt attack’

    March 27 2015 by Ken Walker, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Charges against chaplain called ‘overt attack’

    The attorney who represents 65 former chaplains suing the Navy for discrimination says the possible dismissal of a chaplain for giving traditional biblical counsel is evidence of a continuing attack against evangelicals. The cases continue to be waged in various courts alleging instances of discrimination dating back to the mid-1970s.

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  • SBC to vote on NAMB ministry amendment

    February 20 2015 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    SBC to vote on NAMB ministry amendment

    Chaplain-led ministry near overseas military bases someday may become part of the North American Mission Board’s church planting outreach if a proposed ministry amendment is approved during the June 16-17 annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention. The possibility of military chaplains facing religious liberty constraints is a key factor for the recommendation ...

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  • NAMB may plant churches outside U.S. & Canada

    February 12 2015 by Baptist Press staff | with 0 comments
    NAMB may plant churches outside U.S. & Canada

    The North American Mission Board (NAMB) may soon have permission to plant churches outside the United States and Canada if the Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee approves an amendment to NAMB’s ministry statement next week. President Kevin Ezell said they requested the amendment in order to plant churches overseas near U.S. military bases …

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  • Prayer cards connecting churches & chaplains

    June 24 2014 by Joe Conway, NAMB/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Prayer cards connecting churches & chaplains

    The chaplain prayer cards are one of the resources produced by the North American Mission Board to help churches support their chaplains. One chaplain said that because of the prayer cards, God is using him in wonderful ways to reach people and to minister to their needs.

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  • Chaplain prayer cards bring far-reaching impact

    April 29 2014 by Joe Conway, NAMB/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Chaplain prayer cards bring far-reaching impact

    Chaplain prayer cards play vital roles in evangelism and the chaplains’ connection to the local church. They are also a meaningful symbol of the support of Southern Baptists and the prayer coverage they provide for chaplains.

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  • Carver: Fort Hood counts on chaplains

    April 9 2014 by Carolyn Curtis, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    Participating in an April 9 memorial service with President Obama in attendance is one of many ways military chaplains are ministering in the wake of a shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, that left four dead, including the gunman, with 16 people injured.

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  • SBC chaplains share Christ where local church can’t

    March 26 2014 by Tobin Perry, Baptist Press | with 1 comments
    SBC chaplains share Christ where local church can’t

    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 of North America.

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  • Vietnam War chaplains helped soldiers through tumultuous era

    November 11 2013 by Tobin Perry, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Vietnam War chaplains helped soldiers through tumultuous era

    Two South Carolina chaplains share memories of serving during wartime. Chaplains led worship services, counseled soldiers, officiated memorial services and visited the wounded.

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  • Celebrating those who serve: ‘Peace came over me’

    November 4 2013 by Tobin Perry, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Celebrating those who serve: ‘Peace came over me’

    Two years after graduation from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., Thompson was just beginning a distinguished chaplaincy career that would span nearly three decades marked by two major wars. He is one of an estimated 120 Southern Baptist chaplains who served during the Korean War.

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  • Baptist chaplaincy rules consistent with military policy

    September 26 2013 by Gregory Tomlin, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Baptist chaplaincy rules consistent with military policy

    New guidelines from the North American Mission Board (NAMB) prohibiting Southern Baptist military chaplains from officiating same-sex marriage ceremonies and counseling same-sex couples reflect the Southern Baptist Convention’s (SBC) most basic understanding of separation of church and state.

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