Jack Powell

First Baptist East Lawton/Lenexa Baptist Church, Oklahoma
Military Chaplaincy
Fort Sill Oklahoma
First Baptist East Lawton/Lenexa Baptist Church
October 30
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About My Family

I was born and raised in Kansas City. I went to the University of Arkansas for my undergraduate degree.

After graduating in 2016, I returned to Kansas City for seminary and served at Lenexa Baptist Church where I met my wife, Maddy. We got married in July 2018 at Lenexa Baptist Church. I served in the Army Reserve from 2016–2019 and came on active duty in August 2019.

About My Ministry

I felt called to ministry when I was 18. I enrolled in the Army ROTC program at the University of Arkansas to be commissioned as a chaplain. After being commissioned, I served on staff at Lenexa Baptist Church for almost three years, primarily in college ministry and Celebrate Recovery ministry. During that time I also served in the Army Reserve.

Today I am an Army chaplain at Fort Sill in Lawton, Okla., where I provide religious support through a ministry of counseling, education and presence. I also lead a weekly Bible study and a chapel service focused toward Advanced Individual Traing (AIT) students.

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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