Heath Flowers

Crossroads Community Church, Alabama
Military Chaplaincy
Elmore Alabama
Crossroads Community Church
November 27
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About My Family

God called me to the ministry in spring of 2007. He has blessed me with a beautiful wife, three children and now nine grandchildren. I was also blessed with a great job; however, I continued to feel that something was missing. I had served as a deacon, taught Sunday School and served in my local church for years, but I could not get over one thought—if I truly believed what I said I believed, then I was not even close to being in God’s will and being sold out for Christ.

This was the initial calling that led me to pastor two churches, attend seminary and join the Army as chaplain. Since then, it has been a very rewarding and fulfilling time in my life. It has also been challenging and at times frustrating. I continue to be blessed and every day wake up wondering what the Lord is going to do next!

About My Ministry

Since receiving the call in 2007, I have completed seminary school with a Master of Divinity in Chaplaincy. During this time, I have served as a pastor in two churches, a disaster relief chaplain and an Army National Guard Chaplain while maintaining my secular job. Most important, I continued to keep God first and serve my family as a husband, father and now a grandfather. I look forward to new doors opening as a chaplain and pastor.

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.


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