Joseph (Joe) Miller

Old Fort Baptist, South Carolina
Public Safety/Community Chaplaincy
Summerville South Carolina
Old Fort Baptist
March 29

About My Family

I am husband to Terron, daddy to Gabe and Hazel, and joyful brother to all children of the King. Our home is in South Carolina. We are active members of Old Fort Baptist Church in Summerville. We are a traveling family, serving the Lord in the U.S. We've participated in ministries across New England for the past two and one-half years and are currently serving in the outer Seattle, Wash., area with a church plant. In the past three and one-half years, we have participated and worked in Hobbs, N.M. (Taylor Memorial Baptist); Manchester, N.H. (FaithBridge Church); Sharon, Conn. (Friendship Baptist); Issaquah, Wash. (Summit Life Church); Send Baltimore (the Broken Wall Project and Agape Praise Fellowship); Baptist Convention of New England; and parts of Tanzania, Africa.

I'm currently attending Midwestern Theological/Spurgeon College.

About My Ministry

The Lord Almighty gave me the courage to leave my restaurant career to be humbly engaged everywhere while following our heavenly Father and His mission to reveal His glory to the nations. As a community service chaplain, the Lord opens doors in the communities of the world because He has "created all things," according to Revelation 4:11, "and because of His will they exist." God's power has unlocked paths and taken me into prisons, jails, homeless shelters and nursing facilities. I have served in disaster relief, strengthening church's benches, building friendships with pastors, promoting small group accountability, participating in church plant missions, international church planting and discipling. I am always available and willing to learn and participate.

SBC Chaplaincy

Chaplaincy is a "frontline" ministry that is vital to the 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. A basic qualification from the Chaplains Commission, SBC, is that an applicant is a Southern Baptist who is a member in good standing with an SBC church. Additional qualification requirements may involve certain age limits, educational background, ministry experience, physical condition, financial and credit history, citizenship eligibility for a security clearance, certification by certain national organizations, and other qualifications specific to the Using Agency or Chaplains Commission, SBC. If you are interested in pursuing next steps as an SBC endorsed chaplain from your church, explore the possibilities at Send me. For more information about SBC Chaplaincy, visit


Pray for boldness to share the gospel and open hearts among the people to whom I minister. Pray for me to love those with whom I am in contact like Christ loves us. Pray for open conversations for my wife as she serves in hospitals across America. Pray for God's strength in Washington, South Carolina, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland and Tanzania. Pray for men's ministries and discipleship. Pray for gospel conversations to flourish into gospel presentations.


Commit to long-term prayer support. Chaplains serve as an extension of the local church in places that other church members and staff sometimes cannot go. Explore the opportunities to extend the reach of your church by becoming a chaplain. Support and pray for chaplains and their families.
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Fund ID: WECZ8B-Miller,Joseph