Chaplain at Charleston VA hospital receives award for excellence

Chaplain at Charleston VA hospital receives award for excellence

It’s no surprise to people who know him that South Carolina native John Painter is the first chaplain to receive CBF’s new Carl Hart Award for Excellence in Chaplaincy. He is an Air Force Reserve Chaplain and works full-time at a VA hospital in Charleston. A Vietnam War POW influenced John to join the Air Force and his experiences at The Citadel led him to become a chaplain.

A hundred paths to a new normal

A hundred paths to a new normal

Zeke Stephenson, like most other youth ministers, has had his planned summer turned upside down. And like others, he continues to look for new ways to care for the spiritual wellbeing of teenagers and their families.

Hospice chaplain David Deming navigates tough world of Covid

Hospice chaplain David Deming navigates tough world of Covid

David Deming transitioned from a church pastor to a hospice chaplain about five years ago, job he says he unknowingly had been preparing for his whole life. Now, unable to visit those who need a soft touch and encouraging words most, he is finding new ways to minister during end-of-life situations.

Summertime, Covid and Youth

Summertime, Covid and Youth

It’s been a messy summer for youth ministry but Mary Carol Anderson has worked hard to find ways to motivate and keep in touch with young people at First Baptist Church in Greenville, even with no camps or mission trips.