Ryan Jones

Christ Fellowship Church,
Military Chaplaincy
Christ Fellowship Church
March 27
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About My Family

Loren and I have been married since 2014, and we currently have two children: Ellie (Oct 2017) and Luke (Nov 2018). We love outdoor recreation, cooking together and travel. We're from Memphis, Tenn.

About My Ministry

I'm an Army Reserve Chaplain and pastor of a church plant in Portland, Maine. I've served at Christ Fellowship Church since Summer 2018. Before that, I was a chaplain candidate while I attended Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. My goal is to become an Active Duty Army Chaplain.

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.


You can always pray for my family, especially as we do what we can to raise our children in the fear and discipline of the Lord. Please pray for Christ Fellowship Church, for our ministry here in a hard place and that God would establish our church for His glory and namesake. 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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