Tony Williams

Military Chaplaincy
July 15

About My Family

I have been in the military for 27 years this April. I have been a chaplain for the past 11 years. I have been married for 28 years this June. I have two sons. Tyler is in college, and Terron is a senior in high school.

About My Ministry

I am the division Chaplain for Great Lakes Training Division in Arlington Heights, Ill. Our focus is in training units in the area of mission command, which is part of the military decision making process or MDMP. We plan and execute command staff training exercises (CSTX) at Ft. McCoy, Wis.

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 wisdom and guidance as I navigate my new surroundings from the National Guard to the Army Reserve. Pray for the soldiers I am building relationships with in my new unit. Pray for my family as they continue their journey while I am in the ministry. Pray for more to become missionaries and chaplains.


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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 (
Fund ID: U751KZ-Williams,Tony