Chaplains minister just about everywhere, in just about every kind
wife and I were separated for eight months during the year I was
at Goodfellow Air Force Base. With no church to guide and support
me, my faith became very weak. I desperately wanted my wife and
son back. My wifes grandmother contacted the Chaplaincy
Department who contacted Chaplain Douglas Sullivan. It wasnt
coincidence, but divine intervention. I shared with him how empty
and frustrated I was. He sensed that my heart was in the right
place, but pointed out that I wasnt where I needed to be
in my walk with God. He prayed with me and lifted my family up
to God. His support gave me renewed strength. I knew that whatever
was going to happen in my marriage was going to have to start
with God. Shortly after praying this prayer, I found a church
home. I thank God for sending Chaplain Sullivan into our lives.
Goodfellow AFB, Texas
Prisoners and health-care patients are ministered to regularly by Assemblies
of God chaplains who are government or publicly funded.
Men and women in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard
and Veterans Administration hospitals receive pastoral care daily from
federally funded Assemblies of God chaplains.
Chaplains also serve at rodeos, racetracks and truck stops.
These chaplains are missionaries without boundaries, ministering to
persons of all faith groups as well as the non-churched. Their parish
is the world.
Here are some reports from chaplains stationed overseas:
Iceland: "Ive started Pentecostal services, including prayer
meetings and Bible studies. Several people have been saved; some rededicated
their lives to Christ; two were baptized in the Holy Spirit; others
have been healed. We baptized two already with several more scheduled."
Middle East: "Following the terrorist attack I ministered to the members
of the crew; many of them were traumatized and asking questions about
life after death."
Stateside reports include:
Illinois: "Hardly a week goes by that I dont have the opportunity
to pray with someone to be saved or rededicate his life to the Lord."
Alabama: "As a result of our five-day crusade there were 488 decisions
for Christ and 24 confirmed healings."
Colorado: "The Fellowship of Christian Cowboy Rodeo Bible Camps has
been a phenomenal way to share Christ and start a platform for discipleship
for these young believers."
Indiana: "I grew up in a religious atmosphere, but there was something
different when I heard a motorcycle club chaplain speak. It was like
I suddenly realized that theres a difference between being a good
person and having a personal relationship with God."
With training and endorsement by the Commission on Chaplains, Assemblies
of God chaplains gain access to institutions and people that other pastors
and missionaries cannot. The result? Life-changing encounters that will
result in people in heaven, though they may never attend an A/G church.
Our chaplains go everywhere just to get people to one place