Jerry Cole

Flower Mound First Baptist , Texas
Public Safety/Community Chaplaincy
Flower Mound Texas
Flower Mound First Baptist

About My Family

I have been married to Sandra for 54 years. We have two children and seven grandchildren. We served as pastor in Louisville, Ky., and DeWitt, Mich., before joining the International Mission Board for missionary service in Taiwan. We served in Taiwan for 26 years and retired in 2006.

In retirement, I served as pastoral ministry associate at First Baptist Church of Cullman, Ala., for three years. In 2014, we moved to Texas to be near children and grandchildren.

About My Ministry

I am serving as the region 2 volunteer chaplain for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Law Enforcement Division. Also, I volunteer in my local church as deacon, Bible class teacher and administrator.

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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