Andrew Ivey

Temple Baptist Church ,
Public Safety/Community Chaplaincy
Temple Baptist Church
July 15
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About My Family

I have been married to my wife, Kimberly, for 19 years. During that time, God has blessed us with three boys and two dogs. When I was 12 years old, I received Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. A couple of years later, I understood the Christian life is about walking in a relationship with God. Upon understanding that truth, I surrendered my life to Him. I then began to grow in my relationship with God and to serve Him. At age 17, God called me to serve Him in Christian ministry.

My life journey with God has taken me down many paths, including combat operations in Iraq as a United States Marine, inner-city ministry to incarcerated youth, working the streets as a police officer, staff positions at multiple churches, including as a bivocational pastor, and many opportunities to be involved in local church ministries.

About My Ministry

Currently, I am serving as the Chaplain Coordinator for the Metro Nashville Police Department (MNPD). I have been a Metro Nashville Police Officer for 14 years, and I've been in Christian ministry for more than 20 years.

In 2013, I became a Chaplain and Peer Supporter with the MNPD in addition to my regular duties as an officer. These roles opened new opportunities for me to minister to the citizens of Nashville through death notifications and to minister to my fellow officers through pastoral support.

In 2021, I became the full-time Chaplain Coordinator of the MNPD Volunteer Chaplain Program. My responsibilities still include delivering death notifications and providing pastoral support to my fellow officers, but I am also responsible for leading the chaplain program forward.

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 that I will walk closely in my relationship with God. Pray that God would guard my heart and mind to walk in holiness. Pray that I will be sensitive to His leading and observant of the opportunities He provides me to share the gospel. Pray that God protects and strengthens our police officers in this difficult time. Pray that through this ministry, more people would come to saving faith and live on mission. Pray for stamina and longevity for ministry amidst attacks from the enemy.


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