Thomas Marshall

Spring Hill Baptist Church, North Carolina
Military Chaplaincy
Laurinburg North Carolina
Spring Hill Baptist Church
January 21

About My Family

I was saved in April of 1962 on a Sunday morning in Silver Spring, Md. I had been in church since I was 3 years old, and that morning while sitting in a youth choir, I realized that I needed Jesus Christ as my Savior.

I have been in ministry for more than 40 years. I have been married to a wonderful lady named Linda for 49 years, have three grown daughters and the four greatest grandchildren in the world. Their names are Deborah (Kevin) Poole; Joy (Joel) Guelzo; and Grace (Chris) Straight.

I am also a site coordinator with the chaplaincy of the North Carolina Baptist Disaster Relief ministry and serve as an interim pastor. The books that I have written can be found on under Dr. Thomas Marshall.

About My Ministry

I am a volunteer chaplain with the MAR-NC-031 Squadron of the USAF-Aux Civil Air Patrol. I work with both the senior members and the cadets as an advisor, instructor and counselor. I will also be working alongside our disaster relief and emergency services groups.

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. Pray for the young cadets who are part of the Composite Squadron in which I minister.


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Fund ID: 8PZXXE-Marshall,Thom