Andrew Brod

Capodanno Chapel at TBS,
Military Chaplaincy
Capodanno Chapel at TBS
November 29
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About My Family

My wife, Laura, and our daughter, Daisy, support my ministry in various ways. Laura is the worship leader at our chapel and is working on her master's degree in music in worship leadership.

About My Ministry

I facilitate religious ministry and care for and advise the 3,000 Marines and Sailors at the Marine Corps' Basic School (TBS) and Weapons Training Battalion. TBS is a six-month, entry-level school that all U.S. Marine Corps officers attend directly after Officer Candidate School, the Naval Academy or Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC).

For three years, I am setting the standard for these Marines of what to expect from their chaplain and how to utilize their chaplain when they get to their first duty station.

SBC Chaplaincy

Chaplaincy is a vital frontline ministry and extension of the local church. Chaplains reach the lost among the thousands of men and women in the U.S. Armed Forces, correctional facilities, healthcare settings, public safety, disaster relief sites and corporate environments. SBC Chaplains care for the broken, offer hope to the hopeless and advance the gospel of Jesus Christ in hard to reach places.
The qualifications expected of a Southern Baptist applying for endorsement as a chaplain or counselor are established by the using agency and the Chaplains Commission, SBC. These qualification requirements vary according to the type of chaplaincy or counseling ministry involved but all are expected to meet a high level of ministerial competence.


Pray for boldness to share the gospel and open hearts among the people to whom I minister. Pray for people to come to saving faith in Jesus. Pray for more to become missionaries and chaplains.


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