Rob Guilliams

Highview Baptist Church, Louisville, Ky., Connecticut
Military Chaplaincy
Groton Connecticut
Highview Baptist Church, Louisville, Ky.
August 21

About My Family

I grew up in south Louisiana until I joined the military in 1994. Since then God has moved my family and me all around the world. I've been married to Dee Dee since December 23, 1995, and we have four awesome children. Ashtyn is a student at University of Northwestern St. Paul in Minnesota. Braylie is a high school sophomore. Owen is a seventh grader, and Tyler is a third grader. Dee Dee does a great job of home schooling the three who are still at home. 

About My Ministry

I have been a United States Navy Chaplain since 2009. Since joining the Navy, God has led us to assignments in Mississippi, Hawaii and Connecticut, and we will move to the Norfolk area of Virginia next summer. Throughout my military career, I have also been stationed in Missouri, California, Texas Georgia and Germany with deployments to Bosnia, Okinawa, Thailand and South Korea. We love this lifestyle and the opportunity it affords us to speak into the lives of our military service members and their families.

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


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