William Buell

First Baptist Church - Garland, Texas
Military Chaplaincy, Military Chaplaincy
San Antonio Texas
First Baptist Church - Garland
May 31
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About My Family

I was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. I consider my home church and Sending Church to be the First Baptist Church of Garland, Texas.

I went to Wayland Baptist University for my Bachelor of Arts degree. I earned my Master of Divinity degree at Logsdon School of Theology at Hardin-Simmons University.

I started in the Texas Army National Guard. Currently, I am enjoying continued ministry in the Army Reserve. I am now a resident of San Antonio, Texas, with my wife, Holly, and my two children, Kayla and Nick.

About My Ministry

Currently, I am about to retire from the Army Reserve after 28 years in service. I was in Poland in 2019–2020 and in Germany in 2021–2022. Both were great.

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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