Joey Buck

First Baptist Church Sevierville, Tennessee
Corporate Chaplaincy
Pigeon Forge Tennessee
First Baptist Church Sevierville
July 9
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About My Family

After completing my undergraduate studies in biology, I made the decision to accept a missionary placement to Jackson Hole, Wyo., working with a local church in the resort and leisure community. During the years of seminary after my commitment in Jackson, I completed a Master of Christian Education degree, entered the blessing of marriage to my wife and was introduced to the possibility of becoming a paid missionary in a resort and leisure destination community.

Never was there a calling but rather a series of options and following the next right idea. Twelve years later, I continue to greet the day’s work with passion. It excites me to know I am empowered through the Spirit’s work in my life to reveal the presence of God to those who live, work and play in the resort and leisure lifestyle surrounding the place of The Dollywood Company.

About My Ministry

When employees arrive on the job at one of our many Dollywood properties, they bring with them everything that is going on in their lives, from the joy of an upcoming marriage to a nagging problem with anxiety. These things inevitably affect their job performance. Chaplains provide a unique level of care by responding to individual and family needs as well as work/life concerns, such as job stress and career, to those who live, work and play in the resort and leisure industry.

As the company chaplain, I offer workplace ministry programs, opportunities for worship leadership, pastoral care, prayer, representation at life-moments and counseling in the workplace. The problems and concerns we may face in our personal lives do affect our work performance.

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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Pray for boldness to share the gospel and open hearts among the people to whom I speak. Pray that through this ministry, more people would come to saving faith and live on mission. Pray for stamina and longevity for ministry amidst attacks from the enemy.

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