Wayne Stinchcomb

Grace Bible Church, Maryland
Military Chaplaincy
Glenn Dale Maryland
Grace Bible Church
July 29

About My Family

I am married to Marie Abarquez Stinchcomb, and we live in Maryland. We have one son, Michael, who is 27 years old and is doing well. I work full time for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) at the Silver Spring Vet Center as the veterans outreach program specialist. I work with combat veterans, informing them of their VA benefits and VA services. I also work with community and veterans organizations to coordinate benefits and services for veterans. I enjoy running, riding my bike, fishing and hunting. 

About My Ministry

I am endorsed and serve as an Army National Guard chaplain. As an Army chaplain, my mission is to bring soldiers to God and God to soldiers. America calls on our Army to fight and win our nation’s wars, and as an Army chaplain I am there every step of the way. I have opportunities to provide spiritual guidance, advise the command, and to walk along with soldiers while sharing the gospel.

My current unit is the 58th Troop Command, where I serve as the Brigade Command Chaplain. Also, I lead a spiritual fitness group and provide pastoral/spiritual counseling to veterans who desire pastoral care.

SBC Chaplaincy

Chaplaincy is a "frontline" ministry that is vital to the 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. A basic qualification from the Chaplains Commission, SBC, is that an applicant is a Southern Baptist who is a member in good standing with an SBC church. Additional qualification requirements may involve certain age limits, educational background, ministry experience, physical condition, financial and credit history, citizenship eligibility for a security clearance, certification by certain national organizations, and other qualifications specific to the Using Agency or Chaplains Commission, SBC. If you are interested in pursuing next steps as an SBC endorsed chaplain from your church, explore the possibilities at Send me. For more information about SBC Chaplaincy, visit www.namb.net/chaplaincy.


For boldness to share the gospel as I interact with people. For receptive hearts among the people in my community. For people to come to saving faith in Jesus Christ. For the Lord of the Harvest to send more workers into the field to join 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 opportunities to extend the reach of your church by becoming a chaplain. Support and pray for chaplains and their families.
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