Richard Green

Abliene Baptist Church, Georgia
Healthcare Chaplaincy
Martinez Georgia
Abliene Baptist Church
October 9

About My Family

My wife, Janice, and I have been married for 41 years. We have three children: Peter who is married to Rachel, Jonathan who is married to Vanessa, and Shelly is our daughter. Peter and Rachel provided us with our first grandchild, Dakota Jaxon Green, November 6, 2017.

About My Ministry

I work as the mental health chaplain at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta, Ga. I started in Augusta in June 2015. I retired from the U.S. Army as a chaplain in July 2008. I work with the inpatient mental health, domiciliary residents who are going through the substance abuse program, OEF/OIF/OND veterans, substance abuse recovery clinic, rehab and the trauma recovery clinic. I teach classes and provide pastoral/spiritual care to veterans in each of these clinics and units.

SBC Chaplaincy

Chaplaincy is a "frontline" ministry that is vital to the 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. A basic qualification from the Chaplains Commission, SBC, is that an applicant is a Southern Baptist who is a member in good standing with an SBC church. Additional qualification requirements may involve certain age limits, educational background, ministry experience, physical condition, financial and credit history, citizenship eligibility for a security clearance, certification by certain national organizations, and other qualifications specific to the Using Agency or Chaplains Commission, SBC. If you are interested in pursuing next steps as an SBC endorsed chaplain from your church, explore the possibilities at Send me. For more information about SBC Chaplaincy, visit


For my new grandson and his parents, our ministry in the VA and for ongoing opportunities to do ministry.


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Fund ID: 2GV5XA-Green,Richard