Michael Pouchot

Cross Creek Church, Colorado
Military Chaplaincy
Colorado Springs Colorado
Cross Creek Church
June 22
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About My Family

I have been married to my wife, Rachel, since 2016. We currently have two kids and hope to have more. Together, we have served in middle school ministry, multiple years as full-time missionaries in Guatemala, as church planters in Colorado, and now as a Chaplain Candidate in the USAF Reserve. I work as a paramedic firefighter to support my family while working on my chaplaincy M.Div. through Regent University.

My family loves the outdoors, working out together in our minimalist home gym, and generally spending time together as a family. We hope to transition to full-time military chaplaincy upon completion of the chaplain candidate program.

About My Ministry

My current ministry as an SBC-endorsed chaplain candidate in the Air Force Reserve is to be a faithful seminarian and serve faithfully alongside a chaplain team during my summer tours. However, I am expected to continue serving in ministry in my civilian life to prepare myself best to be an effective chaplain. Thus, I serve with my local church as a leader of the young adults, preaching, teaching and discipling them. Further, as a paramedic/firefighter at the local fire department, I have the unique opportunity to witness to my fellow employees.

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.


Kid number three is on the way. Please pray for a healthy pregnancy for both mom and baby. Further, prepare our family for the changes that come with adding a new member to the family. Pray for my mental endurance through seminary. As a full-time firefighter and full-time seminarian, it can be easy to burn out. Pray I remain faithful in my self-care and keep my priorities straight through this temporary and busy season. Pray Rachel and I will remain steadfast in stewarding our finances as we pay off our debt.


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