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Mississippi Baptist Chaplains’ Association

The Mississippi Baptist Chaplains’ Association relates to persons serving pastoral care roles in hospitals and health care facilities, industries, correctional facilities, military, rehabilitation, public safety, and other institutions. The Association is set up to afford members an opportunity for professional growth, communication and fellowship.

Chaplains who serve in positions both volunteer and compensated, or who served in such positions at the time of their retirement, are invited to join by paying the current dues of $25.00 per year and attending events scheduled. Chaplains can join the Association at any scheduled event.

2013 Officers

Ron Harber Southaven, MS President
John Temple Meridian, MS President-Elect
(Vice President)
Brain Williamson Purvis, MS Secretary-Treasurer-Editor

Executive Committee

Associational Missions Director John Henry
Military Billy J. Jones
Corrections Charles Jones
Public Safety Nathan Barber
Healthcare Joe Young
Business and Industrial John Landrum
Past President Jimmy Davis
Hospice Chuck Engelbrecht

MBCB State Coordinator/Liaison Jim Didlake
Don Gann

Membership Information

MS Baptist Chaplaincy Association members are professional or volunteer chaplains who:

  1. Are affiliated with MS Baptist congregations.
  2. Have paid annual membership fee of $25 payable to MBCB. May be sent to Men’s Ministry Department. Mark payment designated for Chaplaincy Membership.

Endorsement by the Chaplaincy Division of the North American Mission Board, SBC is encouraged.

Members are eligible to vote and attend the winter retreat and fall banquet free of charge. Members’ spouses are associate members. While they do not have voting rights, they are welcome guests at the retreat and fall banquet. Membership runs from October 1 to September 30 of each year. Membership fees are due annually.

2013 Events

September 20

Chaplains’ Fall Training

8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Baptist Building, Jackson

October 29

Chaplains’ Fall Banquet

4:45 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Baptist Building, Jackson – Skyroom

NAMB Regional Chaplaincy Training Conferences

Chaplaincy Organizations

  • Association of Professional Chaplains
  • Association of Clinical Pastoral Education
  • VA Chaplaincy
  • Corporate Chaplaincy
  • Correctional Chaplaincy
  • Public Safety Chaplaincy Police Department Fire Department


On September 20, 2013, We are fortunate to have Richard Sale as our speaker this year. He will be guiding Chaplains’ to take a closer look at their roles and also the importance of spiritual care for ourselves as he addresses the subject of ministry fatigue. He will also give information regarding NAMB endorsement, etc.

Bro. Richard is the Consultant for Chaplain Ministries with the South Carolina Baptist Convention. As consultant, he comes with a lot of credentials and experience that enable him to serve in this position. Having pastored in Texas, Kentucky, and Georgia, he has also provided spiritual and emotional support after the Oklahoma City Bombing and the terrorist attack on the New York World Trade Towers.

We invite all professional and volunteer chaplains and all interested persons to come September 20, 2013, at 8:15 a.m. to the Baptist Building, 515 Mississippi Street, Jackson, MS, in the skyroom. The cost is $10.00 for your lunch.