Chaplaincy enables mature Christians to serve outside the four walls of the church. The chaplaincy program also offers training and certification in order to effectively fulfill the chaplain’s mission.

The chaplaincy mission is to love God by loving His people and ministering to their spiritual and physical needs. Spiritual needs are met through individual prayer, giving Bibles and tracts, pastoral care and referral to Christian counseling and rehab. Some physical needs are met by providing a list of resources such as food and clothing, lodging for single women with children and battered women, men and women transition facilities, cold-night shelter, medical and dental aid, ID replacement, and showering facilities for the homeless.

Service opportunities are available at FBCMI outreach ministries, hospitals, prisons, uniformed services, disaster relief, corporate environments, and special ministries. Training and certification is offered by Florida Baptist Convention, Billy Graham Rapid Response, and the International Fellowship of Chaplains.

For more information about how to get involved contact Chaplain Henry Nevares at (321) 720-5448 or email

“Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself by taking the form of a servant.”
Philippians 2:3-8