LISTEN: Recognizing the “Unknown God” in Diversity (Ordained Chaplains: The Work of the Chaplain #8 with Daniel Whyte III / Gospel Light Society University)


Daniel Whyte III
Daniel Whyte III

Our Work of the Chaplain passage for this episode is Proverbs 28:27 which says, “He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack: but he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse.”

Our Work of the Chaplain quote for this episode is from Charles Spurgeon. He said, “A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble.”

In this podcast, we are going through the fine book: “The Work of the Chaplain” by Naomi K. Paget and Janet R. McCormack.

Our topic today is: Recognize the “Unknown God” in Diversity

Paul’s ministry in Athens in Acts 17: 16-34 shows that one can be true to the commands in the Great Commission even when being sensitive to the pluralistic cultural setting of one’s listeners. Paul’s ministry style shows the importance of the timing and pacing of how that ministry is conducted, a tremendous concern and respect for those who hear, and an understanding of the difference in approach to believers and nonbelievers. The chaplain must recognize the “unknown god” in diversity.


Daniel Whyte III has spoken in meetings across the United States and in over twenty-five foreign countries. He is the author of over forty books including the Essence Magazine, Dallas Morning News, and Amazon.com national bestseller, Letters to Young Black Men. He is also the president of Gospel Light Society International, a worldwide evangelistic ministry that reaches thousands with the Gospel each week, as well as president of Torch Ministries International, a Christian literature ministry.

He is heard by thousands each week on his radio broadcasts/podcasts, which include: The Prayer Motivator Devotional, The Prayer Motivator Minute, as well as Gospel Light Minute X, the Gospel Light Minute, the Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message, the Prophet Daniel’s Report, the Second Coming Watch Update and the Soul-Winning Motivator, among others.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Bethany Divinity College, a Bachelor’s degree in Religion from Texas Wesleyan University, a Master’s degree in Religion, a Master of Divinity degree, and a Master of Theology degree from Liberty University’s Rawlings School of Divinity (formerly Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary). He is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Ministry degree.

He has been married to the former Meriqua Althea Dixon, of Christiana, Jamaica since 1987. God has blessed their union with seven children.