Marshall Bourne

Tabernacle Baptist Church,
Disaster Relief Chaplaincy
Tabernacle Baptist Church
September 18
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About My Family

I am a retired engineer. I am married, the father of two and grandfather of one (so far).

About My Ministry

I am an SBC endorsed disaster relief chaplain with the Illinois Baptist State Association. I have been active in Southern Baptist churches since 1974 with varying degrees of responsibility. In addition, I was actively involved in jail and prison ministry for about 25 years.

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

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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