Lydia Greear

Anastasia Church St. Augustine,
Corporate Chaplaincy
Anastasia Church St. Augustine
October 25
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About My Family

Hi, I am Lydia Greear married to the love of my life, Asa Greear. We have three adult children and seven grandchildren. We live in Palm Coast, Fla., where we serve 57 churches in the St. Johns River Baptist Association.

At the age of 12, I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior. With a zeal for studying the Bible, prayer, fellowship with believers and sharing the gospel, I loved what God was doing in this world. At 15 God called me to full time Christian service. God began to show me ministry through a church replant sponsored by my home church and international missions. God sent me on a mission to Peru after high school graduation where I surrendered to share Jesus with the world around me.

I believe God has called each of us to a specific purpose that includes sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ in work and life.

About My Ministry

God has given me the privilege to be an SBC endorsed Corporate Chaplain with Marketplace Chaplains. Coming alongside employees and leaders in the workplace is an opportunity for compassion and care. Today I serve nine companies in North Florida.

At an early age, God showed me ministry through missions. I have served as a volunteer in local churches in Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia and Florida.

My husband and I served 14 years as International Mission Board missionaries in West Africa and North Africa.

When we returned to the U.S., God opened the door for me to become a senior manager with the ATT Corporation. Working as a Christian in a corporate setting gave me compassion for people in the workplace. Since retirement, I have learned firsthand that the trials in life teach us to embrace the truth of God’s faithfulness.

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 their institution 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 whom God gives me to serve. Pray that through this ministry, more people would come to saving faith and live on mission. Pray for stamina and longevity for ministry amidst attacks from the enemy. Pray for my family in the journey of living life in ministry in the U.S. Pray for the next generation of women I mentor as they grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.


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