Occupational Chaplains Of America


We are the Department of Chaplaincy within the Division of Education of the United Pentecostal Church Int.

The following four areas encompass the scope of our present endeavors

1. Military/VA Chaplaincy (Gary Truman, MO, asst endorsing agent, Director; Kip Averett, RI, Strategic Officer; Carlos Ruiz, CA, co-director; Robert Brott, NC, Global Impact)

2. Occupational Chaplaincy (William Dillon, AR, Director)

  1. Fire/Police Chaplaincy (Mark Hattabaugh, FL, Director)
  2. Health/Medical Chaplaincy (Ray Hawkins, FL, Director)

Our Purpose
To provide religious and educational instruction, resources, literature and other communications media that will assist in the evangelizing the gospel of Jesus Christ as presented in the Holy Scriptures. To identify, encourage and strengthen Christian education efforts and develop resources that minister to the spiritual and Christian education needs of individuals, families and organizations.


The Ministry
A Chaplain attends to spiritual needs of people through conducting religious services, counseling, encouraging individuals in understanding themselves, interpreting theological/moral issues and ethical questions, supervising education and visiting the sick or troubled.

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