Nick Spletstoser

First Baptist Church Statesboro, Georgia
Military Chaplaincy
Statesboro  Georgia
First Baptist Church Statesboro
August 20

About My Family

My wife, Deena, and I have been married since 2003 and have three beautiful girls.

About My Ministry

I serve as a full-time hospice chaplain at Ogeechee Area Hospice in Statesboro, Ga., and as an Army National Guard Chaplain with the state of South Carolina.

As a hospice chaplain, I, along with a team of clinical professionals (nurses and social workers), minister daily to the needs of families of our community of several counties in southeast Georgia. Many of the patients and families have limited access to ministers and churches, and sometimes our chaplains are their main spiritual contact. I have served this community since 2012.

As a Military Chaplain in the National Guard, I support soldiers from across the state who come from diverse backgrounds and experiences. I also supervise several ministry teams, and we focus our care ministry around our soldiers and their families' needs. I have served in military ministry since 2002.

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.


For boldness to share the gospel as I interact with people, especially by living out the gospel daily as I work alongside them. Pray for people to come to saving faith in Jesus. There are so many in our communities still living in spiritual darkness. Pray for more to become missionaries and chaplains. There are many needs, and pastors/churches are not the ones soldiers and patients search out first.


Commit to long-term prayer support. Explore the opportunities to extend the reach of your church by becoming a chaplain. Be involved in supporting chaplains and their families. Send notes of encouragement. Talk with a chaplain about his or her ministry context. Send resources that support a chaplain's ministry context. Pray for chaplains and their families.
NAMB does not provide compensation for SBC endorsed chaplains. However, a general fund is available to receive donations in support of the ministry and pastoral care to SBC endorsed chaplains. To donate, please visit Support Chaplaincy (
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