Drew Dowden

New Hope Baptist Church, Texas
Healthcare Chaplaincy, Healthcare Chaplaincy
Mansfield Texas
New Hope Baptist Church
September 29
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About My Family

I have been married for more than 15 years to my lovely wife, Kelly. We have two children. Our son, Levi, is 10 years old, and our daughter, Andi, is six years old. I love the outdoors and love to hunt and fish.

I grew up in Louisiana, moved to Texas for seminary, and have also previously lived in Tokyo, Japan, serving with the International Mission Board. We currently live and serve in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

About My Ministry

I am currently the chaplain at the Golden Cross Academic Clinic, which is part of Methodist Dallas Medical Center. I have been assigned to this new role and have been establishing the chaplain role at the clinic. I minister to patients and their family members who come to the clinic, as well as the staff. I am able to pray with patients and staff members and share the gospel when given the opportunity.

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.


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