What’s In A Name?

William Shakespeare wrote:

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet.”

U.S. Christian Chaplain – Marine Veteran, SSgt (18 years Honorable Discharge)


Volunteer Prison Chaplain registered with: (TDCJ) Texas Department of Criminal Justice

Certified Military Veterans Peer Network – Mentor 2017

Texas Chaplains Association – 2016 to present

VFW Motorcycle Group of Texas Unit 5

Chaplain 2016 – present

VFW Motorcycle Group State Chaplain 2015 – 2016

VFW Post 8925  Chaplain 2015 – 2016
VFW Post 3377  Chaplain 2014 – 2015

LULAC District 7 Austin, TX – Chaplain and Veterans Representative 2017 – 2018

LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens) Chapter 650

Vice President/Youth Programs coordinator / Chaplain










What is a Chaplain?

Chaplains are spiritual leaders, warriors who fight the Spiritual Warfare – (Ephesians 6:10-20)

10 Finally, be strong in the Lord, and in the strength of His might. 11 Put on the full armor of God, that you may be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore, take up the full armor of God, that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.

14 Stand firm therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming missiles of the evil one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18 With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints, 19 and pray on my behalf, that utterance may be given to me in the opening of my mouth, to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in proclaiming it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

Chaplains instill spiritual motivation for the well-being of all. They are there to comfort others and to be a friend in time of need.

What Is the Difference Between a Chaplain & a Pastor?

Pastors and chaplains are similar in many respects. Both provide counseling and spiritual ministry to those in need. However, differences exist between the two occupations. Pastors typically are associated with a specific church or parish, while chaplains generally are associated with a specific organization with specific purpose. The primary differences between pastors and chaplains lie in where, how and to whom they offer counseling and care.

Matthew 9:37

“The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.

Below is a Song “A Man on a Mission” Divinely Inspired by God thru Abraham and written by Daren Smith and Gary Nicholson. * Songwriting With Soldiers* Please take a listen and let the Holy Spirit touch your heart.