Daniel Hetzer

Bedrock Sarasota, Florida
Healthcare Chaplaincy
Sarasota Florida
Bedrock Sarasota
June 17

About My Family

I am happily married to my wife, Rachel, who has faithfully been my mate since 2009. We have three absolutely beautiful children: Abigail, Daniel and Abel. All of them enjoy living in Florida, especially since we are so close to the beach! We have seen quite a bit of the country and hope to continue to travel together for many years to come.

About My Ministry

I am a hospital chaplain at a large regional medical center in my hometown. I have served in some type of vocational ministry since 2008. God has surely allowed me to have a varied ministry experience as well as many personal afflictions, all of which has led me to where I am now.

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 for people to come to saving faith in Jesus. Pray for more to become missionaries and chaplains.


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NAMB does not provide compensation for SBC endorsed chaplains. However, a general fund is available to receive donations in support of the ministry and pastoral care to SBC endorsed chaplains. To donate, please visit Support Chaplaincy (missionaries.namb.net/projects/full/chaplaincy).
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