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  • Chaplaincy: It's all about presence

    by Josie Rabbitt Bingham, posted Thursday, May 17, 2018 (8 months ago)

    File photo provided by NAMB
    FORT BENNING, Ga. (BP) -- When Chaplain (CPT) Robert Boyles was in U.S. Army Ranger School training, he met four strangers he later would baptize. But when the weather turned 15 degrees that night, Boyles was simply another Ranger in training, stomping his feet in his Army boots to keep warm.

    Boyles and the others were in the Mountain phase of an arduous 61 days in training at Fort Benning's Ranger Brigade. They'd already endured a 12-mile road march carrying 35-pound rucksacks and weapons as well as intense military instruction, challenging patrols and a grueling physical training (PT) test together. Read More

  • Navy Reserve chaplain officer addresses NOBTS chapel

    by Marilyn Stewart, posted Monday, February 26, 2018 (10 months ago)

    Photo by Dennis Phelps
    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- Rear Admiral Endel Lee, a Navy Reserve chaplain officer and North American Mission Board church planting catalyst in military communities, challenged a chapel audience at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary to "Do your part" for the Kingdom.

    The Feb. 8 service included the commissioning of a new Navy chaplain.

    NOBTS President Chuck Kelley encouraged the audience in opening remarks to consider the varied service opportunities available to chaplains. Read More

  • Chaplains reflect on Sutherland Springs tragedy

    by Jane Rodgers/Southern Baptist TEXAN, posted Tuesday, February 06, 2018 (11 months ago)

    Photo by Jane Rodgers
    SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (BP) -- Trained in critical incident stress management, Debby Tiller Nichols heard about the church shooting in Sutherland Springs and knew she had to go.

    Nichols, of Texarkana, was packing her house to move when 27 people were killed at Sutherland Springs Baptist Church in November. But she and four other Southern Baptists of Texas Convention (SBTC) chaplains would minister to the Sutherland Springs community alongside a half-dozen Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) chaplains from Oklahoma. Read More

  • SBC to vote on NAMB ministry amendment

    by Art Toalston, posted Thursday, February 19, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Photo by Roger S. Oldham
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- 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 SBC Executive Committee approved a recommendation to be presented to messengers in Columbus, Ohio, to enable NAMB to "provide specialized, defined and agreed upon assistance to the International Mission Board in assisting churches to plant churches for specific groups outside the United States and Canada." Read More

  • FRONT LINES: Chaplains impart support, strength to soldiers in combat zone

    by Ann Lovell, posted Tuesday, November 11, 2008 (10 years ago)

    TONGDUCHON, South Korea (BP)--Lt. Col. David Rogers understands the importance of having chaplains in a war zone. He says the three best chaplains he's ever known served with him in combat.

          While military chaplains do not carry weapons or drive vehicles used as weaponry, they nevertheless serve alongside the soldiers, witnessing all the horrors of war.

          "You really don't think much about the chaplain until the lead is flying," Rogers said, "but if he's known and understood by the men, all the better."

          Since 9/11, military chaplains have risen to the occasion, providing soldiers counsel and support, Rogers said.

          Rogers is stationed at Camp Casey in Tongduchon, Korea, a few miles from the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea. He is the commander of one of the three Southern Baptist chaplains stationed there. Read More

  • FRONT LINES: Chaplain looks for God-fearing soldiers

    by Ann Lovell, posted Tuesday, November 11, 2008 (10 years ago)

    SEOUL, South Korea (BP)--Chaplain (CPT) Jim Breckenridge is at home in Korea. Before becoming an Army chaplain, he taught Old Testament at a nondenom-

    inational seminary in Seoul ... Read More

  • FRONT LINES: Chaplain 'giving back' near Korea's DMZ

    by Ann Lovell, posted Tuesday, November 11, 2008 (10 years ago)

    UIJEONGBU, South Korea (BP)--Chaplain (CPT) Brian Oh believes in giving back. Born in South Korea, Oh spent his childhood and young adult life in Chunju, a small city southwest of Seoul. Read More

  • FRONT LINES: Chaplain's gift helps couple reconnect

    by Ann Lovell, posted Tuesday, November 11, 2008 (10 years ago)

    OSAN, South Korea (BP)--Chaplain (CAPT) John Dobbs cares about hurting people. Dobbs, stationed at Osan Air Base in South Korea, is a 2002 graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He joined the Air Force chaplaincy program after spending two years working in a local church.

    Dobbs is on a one-year unaccompanied tour in Korea. His wife Kathi stayed in Omaha, Neb., with 5-year-old Joel and 3-year-old Rebekah to care for some of their daughter's unique medical needs.

    Since ar... Read More