Sam Hawthorne

Greenwood Shores Baptist Church, Louisiana
Military Chaplaincy
Fort Polk Louisiana
Greenwood Shores Baptist Church
February 24

About My Family

I was born and raised in Greenwood, S.C. I am married to Katie, and we have one son, Noah. We currently live and serve at Fort Polk, La.

About My Ministry

I am an Active Duty Regular Army Chaplain. Currently, I serve as the Battalion Chaplain for the 519th Military Police Battalion at Fort Polk, La. I also serve as one of the pastors for the ChapelNext Chapel Service at Fort Polk.

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

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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Fund ID: 4SPXXF-Hawthorne,Sam
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