Norman Jones

Kailua Baptist Church,
Military Chaplaincy
Kailua Baptist Church
January 19
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About My Family

I have been in the military for 31 years, which includes about nine years enlisted active Navy, more than nine years enlisted Army Reserve, six years Air Force Reserve Chaplain, and now back on active duty in the Navy as a Chaplain. I served 17 years as pastor of Iglesia Nueva Vida in the greater Charleston, S.C., area. My wife and I have been married for 32 years. We have two children, Michael and Liliana.

About My Ministry

I currently serve as an SBC-endorsed Chaplain on board the USS John S. McCain.

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 as I interact with people. Pray for receptive hearts among the people in my community. Pray for people to come to saving faith in Jesus Christ. Pray the Lord of the Harvest will send more workers into the field to join missionaries and chaplains.


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