Military Chaplains Are Faith Mismatch for Personnel They Serve

January 9, 2011

Author: Tim Townsend

Source: The St. Louis Post-Dispatch

In the military, the chaplain serves as both a religious leader and a listener - ideally one who can assist military personnel of all faiths. A frequent refrain among chaplains is "chaplain to all, pastor to some."


But according to Department of Defense data, the nation's corps of chaplains leans heavily toward evangelical Christianity, failing to mirror the military it serves.