Kentucky Baptist Disaster Relief
    When disaster strikes, some of the first to respond to help are Southern Baptist disaster relief volunteers. Kentucky has an active disaster relief program which works in concert with similar programs in other states. Whether the disaster occurs in the state of Kentucky or elsewhere in the nation or the world, Kentucky volunteers may be called out to help.


   Kentucky volunteers can staff feeding units designed to deliver thousands of hot meals on short notice, move in with chainsaws to help remove debris, do the dirty work of helping families remove mud from flooded homes and provide many other disaster relief services.



Ministering to the spiritual and emotional needs of the survivors of a disaster; that’s the role of the disaster relief chaplain.

Every disaster relief team needs at least one chaplain, trained to care for people in the midst of crisis, which is their assigned task. Going door to door in a neighborhood where a chainsaw team is working provides many opportunities for ministry to a chaplain. In addition, stand-alone teams of chaplains may be deployed to minister in disaster situations if requested by the associational director of missions or disaster relief coordinator. Chaplains are also trained to identify and care for other team members who may be overwhelmed by the situation of the disaster.

Anyone desiring to take the Chaplaincy Training must complete a new volunteer training prior to taking the Chaplaincy Training.




Get all the details for Phase I & II and Chaplaincy training here:


  • January 10-11, 2020       Barbourville First Baptist Church (Eastern Time)
  • February 7-8, 2020         Edgewood Baptist Church, Nicholasville (Eastern Time)
  • March 6-7, 2020             Paducah First Baptist Church, (Central Time)
  • April 3-4, 2020               Hawesville Baptist Church, Hawesville (Central Time)
  • September 11-12, 2020  Calvary Baptist Church, Glasgow (Central Time)


Phase I - Saturday  9:00 a. m. to 4:00 p. m. (Pre-requisite for Phase II & Chaplaincy Training)
Phase II - Saturday 1:00 p. m. to 4:00 p. m. 
Chaplaincy Training - Friday & Saturday 9:00 a. m. to 4:00 p. m. 


Phase I - $40 (includes manual, background check, photo ID and lunch)                                           Phase II - $20 (includes background check, updated photo ID and lunch)                                          Chaplaincy Training - $20 (includes manual, background check, photo ID and lunch on both days)
For more information contact us at: 866-489-3527 or email at:                        Register online at: