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The Chaplain's Call

By (COL-Ret) Terry Austin


Free Will Baptists have always strived to honor Christ and serve our fellow man. We have served our communities by providing compassion and comfort during times of crisis and personal pain. We have planted churches throughout the United States and around the world to uplift Christ. We have gone to difficult places and placed ourselves in harm’s way to remind our world of God’s unending love and persistent presence.

On May 7, Free Will Baptists once again demonstrated our commitment to this country and our fellow man by witnessing the commissioning ceremony of Second Lieutenant Jonathan Truett as an officer in the U.S. Army, and as a chaplain candidate. Jonathan is endorsed by Dr. H.
David Crowe, director of North American Ministries to serve as an Army chaplain. He will
represent Christ and Free Will Baptists both home and abroad. He has taken an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States, fulfilling his calling to minister to our men and women in uniform.

Free Will Baptists currently have four ministers serving as chaplain candidates. This is exciting news for us, with many more opportunities available to serve as a military chaplain in the armed forces of the United States.

Opportunities to serve as a chaplain are numerous. Beyond the military chaplaincy, police, fire, hospital, Civil Air Patrol, and various other chaplain positions are available. Let me encourage you to broaden your ministry within your local community by serving as a chaplain.

If I can help you fulfill your calling as a chaplain in any capacity, please contact me. It would be my pleasure to help you fulfill God’s calling for your life.

About the Author: (COL-Ret) Terry W. Austin is chaplain support officer for North American Ministries. Learn more:


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