Todd Decker

First Baptist Church Joplin ,
Healthcare Chaplaincy, Professional Organizations Chaplaincy
First Baptist Church Joplin
July 26
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About My Family

I have been married to Tammy since 1983. We have two wonderful children, Aaron and Tara. We have four grandchildren and a fifth coming in August 2022.

About My Ministry

I'm endorsed as a full-time healthcare chaplain and will manage the pastoral services for Mercy in Joplin, Mo., beginning February 21, 2022.

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 their institution 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

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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