Jason Spade

First Baptist Church of Princeton, West Virginia
Disaster Relief Chaplaincy
Princeton  West Virginia
First Baptist Church of Princeton
June 28
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About My Family

I am happily married to my wife, Karmen, and we recently celebrated our 21st wedding anniversary. We have twins, a boy named Trey and a girl named Taylor. They are both 20. My son has special needs, and my daughter works in the field that takes care of children who have special needs.

My first pastorate was in the church where I was saved in 2004.

About My Ministry

I pastor First Baptist Church of Princeton in West Virginia. I am the director of chaplaincy for Disaster Relief (DR) in West Virginia. I am endorsed by the Southern Baptist Convention as a volunteer DR chaplain.

I have been a pastor for nine years.

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 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. Pray for more to become missionaries and chaplains.


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