Daniel Chong

New Life Korean Baptist Church,
Military Chaplaincy
New Life Korean Baptist Church
May 18
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About My Family

I was born in a Christian family. My father is a Baptist pastor. My parents have been in ministry for 40 years. I grew up in church with the strong faith support of my parents.

I was called to ministry when I was 30. I have an M.Div. and a Th.M degree from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. I was ordained on May 18, 2014, at Clayvillage Baptist Church in Shelbyville, Ky. I was in church ministry for more than five years, and I felt God calling me and my family into chaplaincy.

I have a beautiful wife, Insoon Seo, and three beautiful daughters, Yujin, Yejin and Serin. I am blessed to have their full support in my ministry and calling.

About My Ministry

I am currently the Battalion Chaplain at 129th Division Sustainment Support Battalion at Fort Campbell, Ky.

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 are established by the using agency and the Chaplains Commission, SBC. These qualification requirements vary according to the type of chaplaincy involved but all are expected to meet a high level of ministerial competence.


Pray that my family and I will adjust well to the new lifestyle and environment. Pray for God’s strength and wisdom as I minister to soldiers.


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