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Army chaplaincy chief to address luncheon

ORLANDO, Fla. (BP)–Maj. Gen. Douglas L. Carver, U.S. Army chief of chaplains, will address the annual Southern Baptist Convention Chaplains’ Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Monday, June 14.

Based at the Pentagon, Carver is the first Southern Baptist chaplain to be promoted to the chief of chaplains office in more than 50 years.

The luncheon will be held in Room W303 of the Orange County Convention Center’s West Building in Orlando, Fla.

Carver, a native of Rome, Ga., became the Army’s 22nd chief of chaplains in 2007. He holds a bachelor of arts degree in religious studies from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, a master of divinity degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., and a master of science in strategic studies from the Army War College in Carlisle, Pa.

An ordained Southern Baptist minister, he has pastored churches in Kentucky, Colorado and Virginia. He was commissioned as an Army chaplain in 1984.

Carver and his wife Sunny have two daughters and three grandchildren.

The Southern Baptist North American Mission Board has more than 1,500 endorsed chaplains in the armed forces. The military requires that all of its chaplains be endorsed and qualified by a recognized denomination. In all, 3,400 NAMB-commissioned and endorsed chaplains are ministering not only in the military, but also in institutions, corporations, health care and public safety.
Reported by Mickey Noah, a writer for North American Mission Board.

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