LISTEN: Ministry Tasks and Competencies for the Chaplain, Part 1 (Ordained Chaplains: The Work of the Chaplain #9 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 19:17 which says, “He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the Lord; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.”

Our Work of the Chaplain quote for this episode is from Erasmus. He said, “Length of life should be measured not by the number of years but by the number of right actions.”

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: Ministry Tasks and Competencies for the Chaplain (Part 1)

The chaplain role encompasses many ministry tasks. From minister to healer, pastor to intercessor, the chaplain provides religious and spiritual care. This chapter will present various legitimate roles of a chaplain— not as an exhaustive list, but as the most common possibilities. Most chaplains must demonstrate at least a minimal competency in all these areas.


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.