Jon Barrett

Dogwood Hills Baptist Church , Texas
Institutional Chaplaincy
Palestine  Texas
Dogwood Hills Baptist Church
July 6

About My Family

I am married to my high-school sweetheart, Lyndi. The Lord has blessed us with two beautiful children, Baylee and Bowen.

I love spending time with my wife and children, serving our local church, strength training and learning how to better serve and grow closer to Jesus.

About My Ministry

My ministry involves serving as a full-time institutional chaplain for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

I also serve as a deacon at my local church, am licensed minister of the gospel and a sports chaplain for CEDE Sports.

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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Fund ID: WNTHZ8-Barrett,Jon