Dennis King

Fairhope Avenue Baptist Church, Alabama

Institutional Chaplaincy
Fairhope Alabama
Fairhope Avenue Baptist Church

About My Family

I became a North American Mission Board prison chaplain in 2016. I have been teaching in prisons since 2013. Currently, I hold the Baptism Chair at First Baptist Church of Fairhope, Ala. As a 20-year veteran in the U.S.M.C. and U.S. Army, I spent half my career as an enlisted soldier and the other half as an officer. My last assignment was in the Pentagon, with the Research, Development and Acquisition branch.

About My Ministry

Our Disciple of Jesus (DoJ) Halfway House for ex-inmates, men and women, and indigent veterans program provides long-term—six months to one year—transitional shelter, supervision and employment assistance. To help them return as productive members of society, we help develop their social skills and instill a sense of responsibility by offering training and education of secular and religious content. Client residents are required to pay rent as soon as we help them gain employment.

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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Dennis King

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