Todd Cole

The Gathering Community Church,
Military Chaplaincy
The Gathering Community Church
December 2

About My Family

I am a teaching pastor for a church in the Raleigh, N.C., area and serve as an Army National Guard Chaplain. My wife, Dawn, and I have been married for 21 years. We have an 11-year-old daughter named Bailey and a 4-year-old son named Asher.

About My Ministry

I currently serve as campus pastor for a church outside of Raleigh and am also the Chaplain for the 113th Special Troops Battalion/113th Steel Brigade (North Carolina Army National Guard). My ministry involves providing spiritual and pastoral care. I serve monthly with the unit and throughout the year for other training days.

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.


Commit to long-term prayer support. Chaplains serve as an extension of the local church in places that other church members and staff sometimes cannot go. Explore the opportunities to extend the reach of your church by becoming a chaplain. Support and pray for chaplains and their families.
Become personally invested in the ministry of chaplains. Learn about their ministry context, so you can provide relevant help and resources.
Fund ID: E48AXT-Cole,Todd