Angela Kinzinger

First Baptist O'Fallon,
Disaster Relief Chaplaincy
First Baptist O'Fallon
December 13
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About My Family

I am a veterinarian by training, homeschooling mom to eight, foster mom to one preschooler, and blessed wife of Russell, who is also a veterinarian. Five of our children (all boys!) joined our family by adoption. All have physical medical needs, and all are from China.

We never have a dull moment, perhaps one of the ways the Lord has prepared me for disaster relief chaplaincy!

About My Ministry

I serve with a disaster relief team from southern Illinois in the metro-east St. Louis area. I am privileged to serve with some of the most servant-hearted and hardworking people I have ever met, who go to hard places to show the love of Jesus to people in need.

We serve in the state of Illinois, but also travel to serve in other areas during times of disaster, most recently multiple trips to Louisiana and Texas.

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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