Hope in a Hard Place

Hope in a Hard Place: Army Reserve Chaplain Ministers in Time of Need By Chaplain Adam Kawaguchi, USAR The hardest funeral I have done yet happened over Annual Training (AT) this year; I share the following story with the service member’s permission. I was providing chaplain support to an engineer company in Yakima, WA. I began my typical battlefield circulation, … Read More

The Fox Report

The Fox Report: 785 Visits in 2016 – Report on Two Chaplain Andy writes: “Chaplain Gerry Fox has served Military, Veterans and Family members of the Southern California VA Healthcare System for many years. He graduated from the US Military Academy at West Point in 1967, and spent 8 years as an infantry officer. Following that he served 20 years … Read More

A Funny Thing Happened to Me on the Way to the Pentagon

By Chaplain Andy Meverden, Director of Chaplaincy On January 12th, I attended the annual Armed Forces Chaplains Board (AFCB) in Washington, DC.  It is the one time each year that the military Chiefs of Chaplains (Army, Navy – including Marines and Coast Guard, and Air Force), all their deputies of the Reserve Components, and lead chaplain recruiters gather together– in … Read More

New Video on Chaplain Page

  Across America, and around the world, CBAmerica chaplains serve in a wide variety of ministries, Federal State, and Civilian. Our chaplains serve in all branches of the US Military, (Navy, Marine, Coast Guard & Air Force) and its components (Active, Guard & Reserve); plus the Federal Bureau of Prisons and the Veterans Health Administration. Other serve in civilian chaplaincies … Read More

Wolves, Sheep, and Sheep Dogs

Current challenges in Law Enforcement Ministry By Pastor/Chaplain Jim Lightle with Chaplain Andy Meverden We live in a challenging world. Church ministry is especially challenging; but imagine, as pastor, balancing the merger of two churches, and serving as a volunteer chaplain in your local Sherriff’s Department.  Pastor Jim Lightle finds himself exactly there: “We have merged two churches together and … Read More

Life on the Inside: Federal Correctional Institution for Women

By Chaplain Ted Highhouse I have been doing ministry here at FCI Dublin since this past January after having transitioned from ten years serving as an active duty Army chaplain, and also having served as a chaplain at the Veterans Administration prior to accepting my new position with the Federal Bureau of Prisons. FCI Dublin is a low security women’s … Read More

Urgent Text from Chaplain Brian Hargis

Chaplain Brian Hargis, Schofield Barracks, HI Sunday, November 27, 2106 (11:12 AM MMS) Bro. Andy, [and members, friends & supporters of CBAmerica Chaplaincy] Today I become the senior pastor of a new congregation/Chapel here in Hawaii. Blessed to see it grow from 15 to 66 in two months.  The command chaplain (Colonel) for the post was going to shut it … Read More

Now Hear This: Ministering on a Floating City

By Chaplain Aaron Carlton, US Navy – afloat, as reported to Andy Meverden, Director of Chaplaincy. ************* The location and ministry of military chaplains are often shrouded in secrecy. As a result, I am sometimes surprised by their location and ministry activity.  From somewhere in the Pacific Ocean, I received a ministry report from Navy Chaplain Aaron Carlton, assigned to … Read More

Good News from a VA Medical Center

By Chaplain Gary Cowden, Veterans Health Administration, (With introduction and commentary by Andy Meverden, Director of Chaplaincy) There’s been a lot of bad news coming out of our Veterans Administration Healthcare System. So much so, that one can be led to think “can anything good come out of the VA?”  For this reason, I’ve followed closely the ministry reports of … Read More

No Pool, No Problem: Base Pond Serves for Believer’s Baptism

By Chaplain Roy Fondren Whiting Field, Florida “Naval Health Clinic Whiting Field’s PO2 Lovin desired to publically display his faith in Jesus via Baptism. Upon discovering the Base Pool was drained for the season, he said ‘no problem, no reason why the Base Pond won’t do!’ So it was in the cool waters of this sun and Son shining day … Read More