Mark Holland

New Salem Church,
Healthcare Chaplaincy
New Salem Church
September 12
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About My Family

I am a native of Raleigh, N.C. I have been married to Lisa, my wife, for more than 36 years. We have two adult sons.

I completed my undergraduate studies at Southeastern Baptist College and graduate/doctoral studies at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and Liberty University. Additionally, I have completed a Clinical Pastoral Education internship and residency at a level 1 trauma center in Raleigh, N.C.

About My Ministry

I am an SBC endorsed healthcare chaplain, ordained Baptist minister, licensed professional counselor supervisor, certified clinical mental health counselor and a credentialed paramedic. Since 1994, I have been involved in chaplaincy and pastoral care/counseling. In 2021, I was appointed as the Director of Health Ministry|Chaplaincy at Carteret Health Care in Morehead City, N.C.

I have a passion for pastoral care and counseling within emergency services. Since 1983, I have been involved in emergency services and served as a behavioral health chaplain with several city/county fire/EMS agencies in North Carolina. In this role, I respond to disturbing incidents and provide chaplaincy support services (e.g., critical care patient/family support, bereavement support, debriefings, etc.) to the community and emergency responders.

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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