Edward Peterson

Longmore Road Baptist Church,
Healthcare Chaplaincy, Healthcare Chaplaincy, Professional Organizations Chaplaincy
Longmore Road Baptist Church
January 7
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About My Family

My wife, Michelle, and I have been married since 1982. We are both working professionals. She is a nurse educator, and I am a pastor/hospital chaplain.

We have three adult children and three grandchildren.

About My Ministry

Currently, I am pastor of Longmore Road Baptist Church, a small church in Mesa, Ariz. I am also an SBC endorsed hospital chaplain working in the Dignity Health System. I am serving on the neurological intensive care unit floor and as needed (PRN) at the Mayo Clinic Phoenix.

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. May I have a godly influence among the hospital's leadership where I serve. Pray for more to become missionaries and chaplains. Pray I pass the APC board to become a board certified chaplain in June.


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