Southern Seminary is grateful for so many service members that are now called into ministry. Whether you are retiring from an extensive military career, currently finishing out your service commitment or beginning the process to become a military chaplain, our desire is to connect you to others who share your experiences for fellowship, discipleship and encouragement.
Be sure to join us for the “Monthly Muster” as we enjoy lunch together and learn from special guest speakers from a wide variety of military background and veterans from our own seminary community. Regardless of the duration of your service or if you are just now prayerfully considering joining the military, this is the place for you.
This Veterans Day the Bevin Center for Missions Mobilization would like to honor military past and present. Join us on November 11th in Legacy 303 at 6:00 P.M. to hear encouraging military speakers and honor all who have served our country. This event is open to the public, so bring friends and family.
Marine to Minister: Austin Fletcher
Call to the Chaplaincy: Ken Lovett
Leading Leaders: Keith McKinley
This event serves as a regular meeting point for those considering a future in the military or anyone transitioning from the military to civilian life. Each Muster provides an opportunity to hear from experienced military personnel, chaplains as well as fellow students. All are invited, lunch is provided for the first 20, simply RSVP and we’ll see you soon.
August 30th | 12:00pm | Honeycutt 222
September 27th | 12:00pm | Honeycutt 222
October 25th | 12:00pm | Honeycutt 253
November 22nd | 12:00pm | Honeycutt 222
Major Austin Fletcher is our Military Initiative Coordinator.
Originally from Buckhannon, West Virginia. He is married to the former Ella Copley and has three children: Maverick (6), Journey (2), and Finley (1 week).
Major Fletcher enlisted in the Marine Corps in May 1999 and attended recruit training at MCRD Parris Island, SC. After graduating from Marshall University, he was commissioned through the Marine Corps Officer Candidates Course as a 2nd Lieutenant in 2004 and subsequently designated as an infantry officer.
Austin has served at 4th Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Battalion 3rd Marines, Marine Corps Recruit Depot/Eastern Recruiting Region Parris Island, 1st Battalion 6th Marines, Marine Corps Security Forces Battalion Kings Bay, and 3rd Battalion 23rd Marines.
He deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom VI-VII to Afghanistan, Operation Iraqi Freedom 06-08.1 to Haditha, Operation Caribes 08, and on the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit conducting contingency operations abroad.
To contact Austin, click here.