Samuel Agustin

First Baptist Church, Ontario
Military Chaplaincy
Cochrane Ontario
First Baptist Church
March 23
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About My Family

I was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. I grew up in the Baptist church, and my family was part of a church planting team. After beginning a relationship with Christ, I was open to where and how God was going to use me.

Out of high school, I joined the Canadian Armed Forces and began my military career. After basic training, I realized that God may want me to serve Him by ministering to the soldiers in the Canadian Armed Forces.

I am married to my wife, Michelle (Glenn). We have one son and are expecting another child in February 2021.

About My Ministry

I have been serving the Canadian armed Forces since 1997. I have been in many operations, from security detail during the G8 conference after 9-11, to flood and fire rescue/fighting, to serving overseas in Afghanistan, and in many different positions in the military.

In 2016, God allowed me to transition from a combat arms role of infantry, armoured and recon to chaplaincy. In 2019, I completed a Master of Divinity degree at the Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary in Cochrane, Alberta, and in the same year began my pastoral on the job training at First Baptist Church in Cochrane, Ontario, (2,788 km /1,732 mi) on the other side of Canada. Currently, I am serving as the full-time pastor before we get posted to our next assignment in September 2021.

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.


Please pray for us as my wife will be delivering our second child in the coming weeks. COVID-19 protocols have been interesting, and we hope that the baby and mother will be fine through childbirth. Please pray that as I am preparing for our next military assignment the handover for our church's new pastor goes well (pastoral search in a few months). Pray for continued boldness to share the gospel and open hearts among the people of Cochrane, Ontario. Pray for stamina and longevity for ministry amidst attacks from the enemy.


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