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

Outnumbered: Chaplains Team Up to Baptize 115!

By Chaplain Brian Hargis, US Army In March and April I was afforded the opportunity to cover down (military term for “fill in”) for Chaplain (Captain) Sarah Tarpley Vesselee (, battalion chaplain for the 3-13 Infantry Battalion (BCT) at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.  The 3-13 IN is a basic combat training battalion (BCT). This was my first opportunity to minister … Read More

Strategic Ministry to Department of the Army Civilians

By Chaplain (Captain) Daniel Werho 52d Signal Battalion Civilian Marriage Enrichment Training From 9 to 11 September 2016, the 52d Strategic Signal Battalion Unit Ministry Team (UMT), stationed out of Stuttgart, Germany, hosted 14 Department of the Army Civilian Couples for a weekend marriage enrichment training at the Edelweiss Lodge and Resort in Garmisch, Germany. The event was the first … Read More

Weekly Leader Devotional – Follow me!

LT Roy L. Fondren Jr., CHC, USN Staff Chaplain NAS Whiting Field Milton, FL 32570   Good Morning Leaders! I TRULY enjoy the whole of my dutiful Calling here and yet one of the tasks that really excites me is the monthly Instructor Ethics Brief! It’s the time in which I present the rhyme and reason for the “Center of … Read More