Terry Williams

River Community Church, Kansas
Military Chaplaincy
Goddard Kansas
River Community Church
December 17

About My Family

I have been married to Christy for 37 years. We have three children and six grandchildren. I graduated from Wichita State University in 1981 with a business degree and from Southwestern Seminary with an M.Div. and Ph.D.

Christy has an undergrad degree in piano performance and a master's in piano pedagogy from Wichita State. We love serving in the church we planted—30 years and still going!

About My Ministry

I have been an Air National Guard chaplain since 1997. I have been deployed twice. The last time was to Iraq in 2009. I am currently serving as the chaplain for the Air and Army Guard in our state. Also, I am the founding pastor of River Community Church, SBC. We began in 1990. We have planted three churches, sending out approximately 200 to the plants. All three plant pastors were developed from within River Community Church.

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 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: JP55NE-Williams,Terr