Greg Nowell

Immanuel Baptist Church, Florida
Professional Organizations Chaplaincy
Pace Florida
Immanuel Baptist Church
July 19
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About My Family

I am originally from Headland, Ala., and now reside in Pace, Fla. I’m married to Sherri (Cole) of Marianna, Fla., and we celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary in December 2021. We are the proud parents of two young adults, Claire and Cole.

In 1993, I graduated from Troy State University in Dothan, Ala., and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1999. I have completed five units of Clinical Pastoral Education between Methodist Hospitals of Dallas and Baptist Health in Pensacola, Fla.

About My Ministry

I am an SBC-endorsed healthcare chaplain who have been honored to serve as a hospital chaplain for more than 25 years. I recently began working with a local hospice organization as a bereavement coordinator. This new position has allowed me to focus on encouragement and support for individuals and families following their loss.

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.


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