Endorsement Services

Churchnet (a ministry of the Baptist General Convention of Missouri) provides chaplaincy endorsement services through our partnership with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. We assist endorsement candidates in the application process, may participate in the interview process, and work with the BGCT to provide support and training for chaplains. The Baptist General Convention of Texas is the official endorsing agency.

The BGCT provides endorsement for those Baptist chaplains who need ecclesiastical endorsement for a professional chaplaincy certification organization or hiring institution. Examples of such hiring institution are Department of Defense, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Veterans Administration and Health Care Institutions. Different areas of chaplaincy endorsement include health care, military, restorative justice ministry, business and industry, public safety, crisis response and pastoral counseling.

Information is available regarding the requirements for a new chaplaincy endorsement or a transfer of endorsement. Click the links below or visit the Chaplaincy Relations Web site of the Baptist General Convention of Texas.

Frequently Asked Questions
Requirements for a New Chaplaincy Endorsement
Requirements for the Transfer of a Chaplaincy Endorsement

Chaplaincy Reports

BGCT endorsed chaplains are to send a report monthly on the date of their birth.

4 Monthly Questions

  1. What is God doing in your personal life?
  2. What is God doing in your ministry?
  3. What are the challenges facing you at this time?
  4. How can I help you with these challenges?

Please send this report to chaplaincy@texasbaptists.org each month on the day of the month on which you were born. (Don’t forget to give us new address, email or telephone contact info updates.)

E-mail: chaplaincy@texasbaptists.org
Phone: 214-828-5277

For more information contact:
Dr. Jim Hill, Strategy Development Team Leader
Churchnet – A Baptist Network Serving Churches
E-mail: jimhill@churchnet.org
Phone or Fax: 888-420-2426 ext. 705


Dr. Bobby Smith, Director
Chaplaincy Relations
Texas Baptists
E-mail: chaplaincy@texasbaptists.org
Phone: 214-828-5277
Fax: 214-828-5261