Larry Brant

Catalyst Church, North Carolina
Military Chaplaincy
Jacksonville North Carolina
Catalyst Church
July 30

About My Family

Tammy and I have been married since June of 1986. We have three grown children and one grandson. From 1984 to 2009 we served local congregations through music, youth education and discipleship ministries in Illinois, Kentucky, Virginia, Tennessee and Nebraska.  

About My Ministry

A native of Cahokia, Ill., I entered active duty service in the United States Navy in 2009 following more than 20 years as a civilian minister. Currently, I am assigned with the Marine Corps serving the Marines of the Combat Logistics Battalion 22, 2D Marine Logistics Group, Camp Lejeune, N.C. I have had the honor of serving the men and women of the Navy, Coast Guard and the Marines.

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


For boldness to share the gospel as I interact with people. For receptive hearts among the people in my community. For people to come to saving faith in Jesus Christ. For the Lord of the Harvest to send more workers into the field to join missionaries and chaplains.


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NAMB does not provide compensation for SBC endorsed chaplains. However, a general fund is available to receive donations in support of the ministry and pastoral care to SBC endorsed chaplains. To donate, please visit Support Chaplaincy (
Fund ID: NXVQSY-Brant,Larry