Ordained Military Chaplains

Military Chaplains: We would like to give special thanks to CFMI Deputy Chief of Military Endorsements, Master Chaplain Morris Courtright. Master Chaplain Courtright has been a major help in putting together the endorsement process for Chaplain Fellowship Ministries. Master Chaplain Courtright is a United States Airforce Retired Major, and long time member and certified Master Chaplain of Chaplain Fellowship Ministries International inc.


Chaplain Lee Hagwood is the first Chaplain that CFMI has endorsed for the military. Chaplain Hagwood was sworn in as a military chaplain with the rank of Capt. on the 19th of October 2006. Here are a few photos of Chaplain Hagwood taking the Oath of Office
Chaplain Spero Tshontikidis served his time in the United States Army and got out. Last year Chaplain Tshontikidis felt he should return to the military in hope that he might help have a positively affect in the lives of Soldiers and their families. The following are some pictures Spero sent from Afghanistan. Chaplain Spero served with "Father Jim In Afghanistan assisting him in all areas of ministry as an assistant Chaplain. Brother Spero is back home from Afghanistan safe and sound Praise God.
Chaplain Mark Tinsley "Capt." has finished the Army chaplaincy training school and training center. He has been sworn in as an National Guard Chaplain with the rank of Capt. Chaplain Tinsley's unit is at this time is gearing up to deploy to Iraq, the National Guard is short over 400 Chaplains, so Mark and all the other National Guard Chaplains serving in Iraq have their hands full. Chaplain Tinsley has been on active duty as an army officer since 1998. While working with Mark getting him through the endorsement process I got to know him. Mark has been on the other side of the fence in the military on active duty, he has walked the walk, and will be a wonderful Chaplain working with our troops. Mark has promised a few photos from when he was sworn in, which will be posted when they are received.
Please Note: Each military branch has different minimum requirements for its chaplaincy program. Please use the Links below to visit the specific branch for the most current information for becoming a chaplain with the branch of service which is of interest to you. All those who are seeking to become VA Chaplains must have a Masters Degree and 2 units of CPE. There are no short cuts when it comes to military or VA chaplaincy, they have firm requirements that have to be meet period. "Please see understanding ecclesiastical endorsement".

As of February 1st 2007 Chaplain Fellowship Ministries has been recognize as a valid faith group and has received the endorsement of the Chaplaincy Full Gospel Churches. CFGC has agreed to be our official Federal Endorsing Agency for the US military, Chaplain Candidate Programs and the veteran's administration. Chaplains retain their membership, ordination and license with CFMI as their faith group and must remain members in good standing with Chaplain Fellowship Ministries in order to maintain their ordination and their endorsement with Chaplaincy Full Gospel Churches. CFGC has more than 20 years of experience endorsing chaplains. CFGC are numbering 15 million strong and ranks 4th in size among all denominations and faith groups in the nation today.Click here to visit the CFGC web site!


Psalm 91 A reassuring message for those who serve our country! "He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, 'He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.' He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. . . . For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. 'Because he loves me,' says the Lord, 'I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call upon me, and I will answer.'

Chaplain Fellowship Ministries has the only store anywhere with Chaplain shirts and other clergy material. From years of experience we know that Chaplains are looked at in a different way if they look professional, doors will open and they are welcomed in and shown respect

Chaplain Fellowship Ministries. Chaplain Crisis Response CFMI, The Joint Commission on Chaplaincy Accreditation and Education, Chaplain Bible Institute © All rights reserved. Web Site Updated 10/04/2008