Kenneth Rupert

Evangelical Church of God (Baptist Tradition),
Healthcare Chaplaincy
Evangelical Church of God (Baptist Tradition)
May 19
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About My Family

I have been married to Marjorie for 27 years. We have two daughters Alexis (age 20) and Krystal (age 25). My passion is preaching and teaching the Word of God and sharing God's love with believers and unbelievers. I have more than 18 years in ministry serving 10 of them as a pastor. I hold masters' degrees in family ministry and theological studies from Winebrenner Theological Seminary.

About My Ministry

I am a part-time, SBC endorsed healthcare chaplain at Mercy Healthcare System at St. Anne's Hospital. I provide a loving, listening presence for patients in a hospital setting. I also serve as a community pastor. I provide free Christian family enrichment classes to the community. The theme of my ministry is touching hearts and changing lives. The individuals I encounter the most are unchurched or are believers who have fallen away from the church. Many of them are on probation, parole, involved with the court system, or are fighting child welfare issues with protective service agencies. It is an emotionally tough ministry in which you must meet people where they are and endure their frustrations and fears in order to plant a seed of hope.

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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