Steven Cahill

London Correctional Institution, Hope Chapel, Ohio
Institutional Chaplaincy
London Ohio
London Correctional Institution, Hope Chapel
October 10

About My Family

Janice and I have been married for 33 years. We have two grown children, Amanda and Andrew. Amanda is married to Tyler. We have one grandchild, Solomon. Janice and I are both graduates of Southwest Baptist University (1983). I graduated from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1988.

About My Ministry

I have been a state institutional chaplain at London Correctional Institution in London, Ohio, since March 1990. We house more than 2,300 inmates and manage more than 600 volunteers. We have a full music ministry. Our theater ministry produces two or three dramatic plays per year and several short dramatic presentations.
I was blessed to design a new chapel which was completed in November of 2016. Hope Chapel gives us a 220 seat auditorium and two classrooms to utilize in ministry to inmates.

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


My colleague of 28 years in this ministry is retiring at the end of the year. Please pray that he will be replaced with a chaplain who loves Jesus and will be willing to partner with me to serve the men. For boldness to share the gospel as I interact with people. For the gospel to continue to go forth unhindered in U.S. prisons. For receptive hearts among the people in communities where these chaplains will serve. For people to come to saving faith in Jesus Christ. For the Lord of the Harvest to send more workers into the field to join missionaries and chaplains.


Chaplains serve as an extension of the local church in places that other members and church staff sometimes cannot go. Explore the opportunities to extend the reach of your church by becoming a chaplain in one of the many settings where chaplains bring gospel ministry with compassion and convictional kindness. Be involved in supporting chaplains and their families. Consider being a volunteer who feels called to serve prisoners. Pray for chaplains and their families.
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 (
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