Carson Cowart

Sweetwater Baptist Church, Louisiana
Military Chaplaincy
Quitman Louisiana
Sweetwater Baptist Church
June 25
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About My Family

My wife and I were married while I was deployed as an enlisted National Guard Soldier. I had just returned from Iraq. We began our journey with the Chaplaincy that same year in 2009. I completed the Chaplain Candidate Program with the LAARNG in 2014. There have been many challenges including a deployment back to Iraq in 2021, but we have been blessed through the journey.

I just received a new assignment with 2-108 CAV, 256th IBCT, and I just received notice that I am promotable to the Rank of Major.

My wife has always been my rock, my strength and my friend. We look forward to the ministry that God has for us both.

About My Ministry

My primary ministry is the Chaplaincy with the US ARMY, LAARNG. I have served as a youth minister and as a senior adult minister. I am currently very active with my local church, Sweetwater Baptist Church, Quitman, La., 71268.

SBC Chaplaincy

Chaplaincy is a "frontline" ministry that is vital to the 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. A basic qualification from the Chaplains Commission, SBC, is that an applicant is a Southern Baptist who is a member in good standing with an SBC church. Additional qualification requirements may involve certain age limits, educational background, ministry experience, physical condition, financial and credit history, citizenship eligibility for a security clearance, certification by certain national organizations, and other qualifications specific to the Using Agency or Chaplains Commission, SBC. If you are interested in pursuing next steps as an SBC endorsed chaplain from your church, explore the possibilities at Send me. For more information about SBC Chaplaincy, visit


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