Welcome to Chap Calvert
My name is Andrew Calvert, and I have worked for the US Army since 2009. As I’m sure you’ve guessed by this point, I’m a chaplain. Many people ask what a chaplain does in the military. We essentially have two jobs: 1) We ensure that each Service Member is afforded the right to practice his/her faith in accordance with the First Amendment of the US Constitution; 2) We remain faithful representatives of the denomination that endorses us for military chaplaincy. Within those two very broad directives, we approach ministry with the precept to “perform and advise.” If I can perform the religious ministry for you, I will. If I can’t, I will help you locate someone who can provide for your religious support. Chaplains also advise commanders on the impact of religion and practice both internally and externally to the unit we are assigned to.
I am a husband, father, military chaplain and coffee fiend, but most of all I am a devoted follower of Christ Jesus our Lord. My greatest desire is to worship God in whatever role I’m in and to make disciples.
I married my wife, Angee, in August 1999. We met at Angelo State University as members in the college band. We have been blessed with one child, Keira, who was born in December 2005. And, we like doing lots of different things.