Kermit Jones

First Baptist Belle Chasse, Louisiana
Military Chaplaincy
New Orleans Louisiana
First Baptist Belle Chasse
April 19

About My Family

I have been married for nearly two decades to an amazing woman. We have four daughters together and are blessed to have my wife's mother living with us.

About My Ministry

I am the director of the Chaplains Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO) at Marine Forces Reserve. I have the opportunity to travel to our Marine reservists all over the country to provide marriage enrichment retreats, personal resilience retreats, suicide intervention workshops and more.

I am also a certified Christian coach to individuals and leaders.

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.


Pray for boldness to share the gospel and open hearts among the people to whom I minister. Pray for people to come to saving faith in Jesus. Pray for my family and me as we transition from mobilization at the end of 2021.


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