Mike Flanagan

First Baptist Church of Whitesboro, Texas
Public Safety/Community Chaplaincy
Whitesboro Texas
First Baptist Church of Whitesboro
August 12

About My Family

I have been married to my high school sweetheart, April, since 1986. We have three wonderful, adult children. We are in the great phase of grandparenting and love every moment of it.

About My Ministry

I have been serving as volunteer police department chaplain at the City of Whitesboro, Texas, since 2007. I also serve as a disaster relief chaplain through the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention. My joy is helping others through the ministry of listening, caring and sharing the good news of Jesus Christ through serving as police chaplain in our city and through Disaster Relief with our state convention.

I have been serving as pastor of First Baptist Whitesboro since 2005. It has been my joy to serve as a youth pastor, education minister and as pastor of four different local churches. I have served in associational and denominational ministries as well.

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.


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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