Michael Holland

Milo Baptist Church, Oklahoma
Disaster Relief Chaplaincy
Healdton Oklahoma
Milo Baptist Church
December 22
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About My Family

I am married to my beautiful wife, Renae, whom I was blessed with 45 years ago when I came home from the United States Marine Corps. Renae was a summer missionary for the Southern Baptist Convention serving in the Los Angeles area. We raised our three children in northern California and are the grandparents of three boys and one girl.

During our marriage, Renae and I have served in church in various roles as well as in public service. After leaving the United States Marine Corps, I started a 10-year career as an electrical, electronics and computer design engineer, which led into my 30-year career as a full-time police officer. Upon retiring from law enforcement, I had the desire to continue to serve others. I first joined the Southern Baptist Disaster Relief chainsaw team, which led me into chaplaincy.

About My Ministry

I’m an SBC-endorsed disaster relief chaplain with Oklahoma Baptists. I did not find fulfillment in being a design engineer and wanted to make a difference in the lives of others. I had begun to design systems for police and fire departments. This led me to the opportunity to see how public service could have eternal meaning for others. I have conducted investigations involving theft, crimes against persons, narcotics, homicide and sexual abuse against children. In many cases I have led suspects to Jesus Christ and have seen lives changed for all eternity. I believe that as a disaster relief chaplain, I can continue to share Jesus with others in the most chaotic circumstances.

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 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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