James Foo

Southern Oklahoma Chinese Baptist Church, Oklahoma
Healthcare Chaplaincy
Ardmore Oklahoma
Southern Oklahoma Chinese Baptist Church
September 2

About My Family

I am a married 63-year-old Asian man with two adult children. I grew up in a Buddhist family and am the oldest of five children. I accepted Christ around 15 years old through the witness of a Christian public school teacher.

I was active in the local church until the Lord called me into full-time pastoral ministry. I left my homeland of Singapore in 1984 to enter pastoral leadership training at a Baptist college and seminary. I graduated with a doctorate in marriage and family therapy.

About My Ministry

I am currently serving in a Catholic healthcare hospital in Ardmore, Okla. My work opens doors for me to witness to seeking patients and staff. I have the privilege of comforting and counseling in this spiritual environment.

I am involved in a Celebrate Recovery teen ministry in town. I was a pastor for more than 12 years before becoming a full-time healthcare chaplain.

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.


For receptive hearts among the people in the community of Ardmore. For fellow ministers and partners to give of their time and talents to serve alongside me in meeting the spiritual and emotional needs of patients. For strength and stamina to serve my community with fewer staff and smaller budget.


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