David Carey

Refuge Maine, Maine
Healthcare Chaplaincy
Scarborough  Maine
Refuge Maine
December 6

About My Family

I am originally from Virginia. My wife and I met at Emmanuel College and then settled in Virginia to help plant a church. It was there the Lord led me into the ministry of chaplaincy. We have twin sons who were born to us in 2015. In 2016, God moved us to Maine to minister and be witnesses for the gospel of Christ. It is our heart's desire to see the people of Maine meet Christ and accept Him as Lord and Savior.

About My Ministry

I am employed as a hospice chaplain with Hospice of Southern Maine. I was ordained in 2001 and have been a hospice chaplain since 2006. Maine has a high spiritual lostness rate. It is a blessing to minister the gospel to those who are at the end of their lives and may never see the door of a church.

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 www.namb.net/chaplaincy.


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 people to become missionaries and chaplains.


Commit to long-term prayer support. Chaplains serve as an extension of the local church in places that other church members and staff sometimes cannot go. Explore the opportunities to extend the reach of your church by becoming a chaplain. Support and pray for chaplains and their families.
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).
Fund ID: DIW6AM-Carey,David