Lydia Martinez

Westside Church, Nebraska
Healthcare Chaplaincy, Professional Organizations Chaplaincy
Omaha Nebraska
Westside Church
January 25
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About My Family

I am 36 years old and recently married (April 3, 2021) Marcus Martinez. We hope to have a family soon.

I have a golden retriever named Pilgrim. I love the outdoors.

About My Ministry

I am an SBC endorsed healthcare chaplain who works for CHI Hospice in Omaha, Neb.

I started my career in 2010 working as a hospital chaplain.

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 my young adult ministry, as there are leadership changes coming. Pray for stamina at work. Pray for financial discernment in using God's funds. Pray for the future of our new family. 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 more to become missionaries and chaplains.


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