Randall Clarke

Westside Baptist Church, Texas
Institutional Chaplaincy
Corsicana Texas
Westside Baptist Church
March 13

About My Family

I was married for 21 years. I have a daughter, Catie who is 21. I am very passionate about Jewish missions and teaching and understanding the Jewish roots of the Christian faith.

About My Ministry

I have been in ministry for close to 30 years. I have served as a chaplain for most of the time, though I did serve as a youth and music minister on a church staff for a couple of years.

Most of the time I have served as a chaplain for the U.S. Navy, Hargrave Military Academy in Virginia, where I also taught Old and New Testaments. Currently, I serve as a chaplain for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. I have served on the Michael and Boyd Prison Units, and I am now the Regional Chaplain for Region 1.

I also serve as the minister of music for the church where I am a member. I am on the executive board of the Southern Baptist Messianic Fellowship.

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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