Jason Littlejohn

First Baptist Concord, Tennessee
Military Chaplaincy
Nashville Tennessee
First Baptist Concord
March 25
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About My Family

I was born and raised in Knoxville and came to know the Lord when I was 6 years old. Later at age 21, I became the youngest deacon in the history of my church, which was West Knoxville Baptist Church (now Bridgewater Church) in 1995. I graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in 1996.

I graduated from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1999 and married my bride, whom I met at a church in Louisville, a month later. I have served as a senior pastor at five churches in both Kentucky and Tennessee and as an associate pastor at a church in Tennessee.

I have three children—Josh (19), Emily (17) and Lily (12), all of whom I have had the pleasure to baptize after they came to Christ. I currently live in Knoxville, Tenn.

About My Ministry

I serve as an SBC-endorsed Chaplain Major with the 118th Wing, Tennessee Air National Guard in Nashville, Tenn. As a traditional guardsman, I have mostly served in a drill status of one weekend a month, two weeks a year during my 10.5 year career.

I deployed outside of the continental U.S. (OCONUS) in 2018 and was activated as the mission chaplain for the East Tennessee Region during the COVID-19 pandemic to support both Army and Air National Guard personnel working at testing and vaccination sites and hospitals from April 2020 to September 2021. I was also activated from October 2021 to September 2022 in support of global operations at the 118th. A chapel renovation that coordinated led to the baptism of six airmen and family members at our unit.

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 their institution 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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