Peter Bahng

First Korean Baptist Church Louisville,
Military Chaplaincy
First Korean Baptist Church Louisville
July 24
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About My Family

I was born in 1967 in Seoul, South Korea. In 1994, after graduating with a master’s degree in English and literature, I was commissioned as a Republic of Korea naval officer through an officer candidate school and served as an English professor at the Republic of Korea Naval Academy until July 1997.

In August 1997, I came to the United States to work toward a master’s degree in education and teaching English as a Second Language certification. I received ordination and endorsement through the North America Mission Board (NAMB) of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) in 2005.

I have been married for 21 years to Sanghee Susan Bahng of Louisville, Ky. We have two children, Samuel (19) and Nathan (16). Samuel is currently at the U.S. Military Academy West Point and Nathan is junior in the high school.

About My Ministry

I serve as an SBC-endorsed chaplain for Brian D. Allgood Army Community Hospital and the 502nd Field Hospital, serving Service Members, Department of Defense civilians, contractors, family members and local national employees. I provide direct religious support to BDAACH, the 502nd Field Hospital and Camp Humphreys Community.

I served as a senior clinician of the Brian D. Allgood Army Community Hospital and a Chaplain for the 502nd Field Hospital, providing counseling and pastoral care ministry to the hospital community.

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.


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