Scott Cope

Sulphur Baptist Church,
Military Chaplaincy
Sulphur Baptist Church
June 3

About My Family

Kate and I have been married since July 2014, and the Lord has graciously blessed us with one daughter, Allie. Meeting one another in Washington, D.C., we stayed in the area after graduating our respective universities, were members at Del Ray Baptist Church and loved our time in the nation's capitol.

About My Ministry

Although we had planned to stay around D.C. for the foreseeable future, the Lord in His wisdom brought us to Louisville, Ky., so I could complete my master's of Divinity. Since arriving in Louisville in summer 2016, I am growing in my understanding of God's Word, how best to minister it and what it means to be a faithful husband, father and pastor.

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


1) For love and a servant's heart as I seek to lead and bless my family. 2) For faithfulness as I serve the saints at Sulphur Baptist Church. 3) For endurance and joy as I continue my studies at Southern Seminary.


Come visit us in Louisville! We are always encouraged by our friends and family who come to work, catch up, enjoy the city and hear more about our ministry. You are always welcome at the Copes!
NAMB does not provide compensation for SBC endorsed chaplains. However, a general fund is available to receive donations in support of the ministry and pastoral care to SBC endorsed chaplains. To donate, please visit Support Chaplaincy (
Fund ID: 010295-Cope, Scott