Michael Blair

Woodridge Baptist Church, Alabama
Healthcare Chaplaincy
Mobile Alabama
Woodridge Baptist Church
August 9
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About My Family

Diane and I have been blessed to be married 47 years. We have two sons. Justin is a policeman in Birmingham, Ala., and is married to Analyn Kracke. Patrick is a police officer with the Saraland Alabama police department. We have five grandchildren: Oliver, Henleigh, Andrew, Thatcher and Anna Grace.

We have lived in Mobile, Ala., since August 1998. Diane is a teacher at Goodwill School for special needs children.

About My Ministry

I am an SBC-endorsed hospice chaplain. I have been a hospice chaplain since September of 2006. I have served with Alacare Hospice and Comfort Care Hospice. Since March 2018, I have been a chaplain with Gentiva Hospice in Daphne, Ala. I provide spiritual and bereavement support to patients living the final chapter of their earthly lives. For some, I provide an opportunity to find a saving relationship with Jesus Christ; for others, I help them find confidence in and assurance of their salvation. For our patients’ families, I help them find peace with their loved one’s terminal illness and find the spiritual strength to live life’s final chapter with their loved ones.

In addition to serving as a hospice chaplain, I provide pulpit supply for churches.

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.


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