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Chaplain Robert BurtChaplain Rear Admiral Robert F. Burt, chief of navy chaplains, visited Springfield on December 3 to meet with area chaplaincy candidates. Chaplain (COL) Scott McChrystal, the chaplain endorser for the Assemblies of God, arranged his visit.

Dr. Paul Wood, chair of the Global Missions Department at AGTS, coordinated a luncheon for area chaplaincy candidates and spouses, school administrators and pastors. More than 35 chaplaincy candidates from the area, most from AGTS, were present and many took advantage of the question and answer session with Chaplain Burt.

"Chaplain Burt’s visit signaled the enormous interest that the Navy and other military services have toward providing the best spiritual leaders possible to minister to their troops and families," said Chaplain Scott McChrystal. "In repeated conversations with me, Chaplain Burt voiced his delight that he met so many talented and committed candidates who will make enormous contributions to the spiritual welfare of our military forces in the near future. A number of candidates told me how impressed they were with Chaplain Burt, especially that he was so friendly and approachable."

Jarrod Johnson and CH Olrik WIlkins

AGTS captaincy candidate Jarrod Johnson (left) and AGTS alumnus Carl Farmer (Navy chaplain).

AGTS chaplaincy candidate Jarrod Johnson commented, "The Chief of Chaplains' visit to Springfield was a unique experience of which I was privileged to be a part. At our luncheon, Chaplain candidates were able to hear 'straight from the source' the perspectives and priorities that contribute to a fulfilling calling in the military chaplaincy. Chaplain Burt communicated the big picture for us in a passionate and personal way that inspired and increased our expectancy. His love and excitement for chaplaincy ministry is contagious."  




Updated: Friday, January 11, 2008 2:51 PM

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