Memoirs Of A Chaplain

This book was written as a result of many friends asking if I would share my experiences as a chaplain in writing. This book will give you an idea of the many problems a chaplain faces as he ministers to the soldiers and their families. As you read this book, you will feel the intense pressure that a chaplain experiences as he walks through difficult situations with hurting people.

This book does not cover all the aspects of a chaplain's responsibilities. As well as helping hurting soldiers and their families through difficult problems, he spent many hours waling alongside the soldiers as they carried out their mission in protecting America. He had the opportunity to conduct worship service for the soldiers and their families. He had the opportunity to baptize new converts as they committed their lives to the Lord and then to lead them in spiritual growth.

I hope this book gives you encouragement, if you have a family member in the Armed Forces, that there are chaplains present to walk alongside and support them in whatever their journey brings them. As you read this book, I hope that you will feel the joy that comes to a chaplain when he experiences the positive outcome of helping hurting people.

This book deals with one chaplain's experience, but let it be known that he does not accomplish it alone. The chaplains are one family and they come alongside of each other to support the ministry to soldiers and their families.


--Charles Wesley Pike, Chaplain LTC (RET) U.S. Army