Stephen Zachary

First Baptist Church, Alaska
Healthcare Chaplaincy
Anchorage Alaska
First Baptist Church
September 5
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About My Family

My wife and I are in residence at the Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson and recently gained our son from his special needs group home in California. We hope to be here for three to four years.

About My Ministry

I am a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 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.


I seek to move into a more supervisory role as a chaplain and move to a location in the “lower 48” that will allow us to better care for our handicapped son, Timothy, who has Down Syndrome and is severely autistic. Pray we will discover, pursue and be accepted for a new location and venue for healthcare ministry.


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