• Chaplain Graham Selected for Promotion
    by Liz Cutler Gates on August 16, 2018 at 3:12 pm

    Army Chaplain (Major) Billy Graham has been selected for promotion to Lieutenant Colonel, according to the promotion list recently released by the U.S. Army. Billy, with his wife, Robin, has served the Charis Fellowship as a military chaplain for nearly 15 years, according to Mark Penfold, DMin., […]

  • Charis Military Chaplains Deploy
    by Liz Cutler Gates on August 8, 2018 at 6:50 pm

    Two Charis Fellowship military chaplains have recently deployed with their units, according to Mark Penfold, endorser, chaplaincy ministries, for the Fellowship. Below is his report. U.S. Army Chaplain Chuck Pridgen is deploying with his unit based in Ft Stewart, Ga. The unit will support […]

  • Eagle Commission Newsletter Provides Updates on Chaplains
    by Liz Cutler Gates on November 14, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    The next edition of the Eagle Commission newsletter, providing a snapshot of activities by Charis Fellowship military chaplains, has been mailed. Here are a few highlights: Army Chaplain Cameron Michael, based at Fort Bragg, completed Airborne School at Fort Benning and earned his […]

  • A Chaplain Remembers
    by Liz Cutler Gates on August 3, 2017 at 6:57 pm

    Retired Grace Brethren Army chaplain (Col.) John Schumacher was honored last week during the national conference of the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches (FGBC) for his years of service as the chaplain endorsing agent for the FGBC. At the reception that followed the evening session on […]

  • Cohorts, Awards, and Military Chaplains Mark Day Two at Conference
    by Liz Cutler Gates on July 27, 2017 at 4:13 am

    The Association of Grace Brethren Ministers honored three of its own on Wednesday morning as their annual “Pastors and Wives” breakfast kicked off Day Two at Access2017, the national conference of the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches. The conference is being held through Thursday […]

  • From Pastor to Chaplain: Ministry in the Military
    by Liz Cutler Gates on July 6, 2017 at 7:50 pm

    Chaplain (1st Lieutenant) Cameron Michael, on of the newest Grace Brethren military chaplains, is writing as he transitions from serving as a Grace Brethren pastor to active duty chaplain. Cameron is a 2011 graduate of Grace College. Following his graduation from Grace Theological Seminary in […]

  • Stone and Jacobsen Recommended for Promotion
    by Liz Cutler Gates on June 23, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    Two Grace Brethren military chaplains have selected for promotion and continued service, according to news received from Mark Penfold, chaplain endorsing agent for the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches. Chaplains Pete Stone and John Jacobsen have been board selected for promotion to Major. Both […]

  • Eagle Commission Update
    by Liz Cutler Gates on June 16, 2017 at 9:35 pm

    Mark Penfold, recently retired Grace Brethren chaplain with the U.S. Army, began his duties on June 1 as the chaplain endorsing agent for the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches. (Watch for a story on GraceConnect about Mark and his ministry.) He’s already visiting making the rounds of […]

  • From Pastor to Chaplain: Making the Transition
    by Liz Cutler Gates on June 2, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    This month, Mark Penfold begins as the endorsing agent for the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches. In his role, he works with ordained Grace Brethren men who served as chaplains in the military. This month we are also beginning a regular post by one of our newest chaplains, Cameron Michael, […]

  • An Update on the Ministry of Military Chaplains
    by Liz Cutler Gates on March 7, 2017 at 4:25 pm

    John W. Schumacher, Ph.D., Chaplain (Colonel) USA, Ret., Chaplain Endorsing Agent, Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches, has sent a report to the Eagle Commission, the group that encourages and prays for Grace Brethren military chaplains around the world. He is winding down his ministry in […]