The Navy Chaplaincy has a Pentecostal Chief of Chaplains

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          --  Hugh H. Morgan
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To get some humor out of life.
Friday, July 14, 2006
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Scripture reading for Tuesday, July 11, 2006, recorded in Isaiah 43:1-3
Editor's Commentary on today's Scripture recorded in Isaiah 43:1-3
Rear Admiral Bob Burt is the first Pentecostal Chief of Chaplains in Navy history
A progress report on Glenn Bailey
Dr. Kenneth D. Benson's complete mailing address, including Zip Code
Evangelism USA has produced a new, highly graphic website: 
A compliment to Stephanie Ellen Morgan's review of the funeral services for Mildred Hazel Wilson Taylor
A good report on the Pastor Don McKellar
Announcing the Derek Tunstall Memorial Scholarship at Southwestern Christian University
Youth Quest 2006 will be held in Daytona Beach, Florida, July 17-20
Will you receive the Benediction?
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Lighten up with Laughter
The famous Olympic skier Picabo Street (pronounced Pee-Ka-Boo) is not
just an athlete . . . she is now a nurse currently working in the Intensive Care Unit of a large metropolitan hospital.
She is not permitted to answer the hospital telephones any longer. It caused
too much confusion when she would answer the phone and say Picabo, I.C.U.
[Submitted by Dr. G. Earl Beatty, retired Executive Vice President for Operations at Emmanuel College. He said that his sister, Phyllis Turner from Tucson, Arizona, sent it to him yesterday.]
Scripture reading for Tuesday, July 11, 2006, recorded in Isaiah 43:1-3
Isaiah 43:1-3
"Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
I have summoned you by name; you are mine.
2 When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers,
they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire,
you will not be burned;
the flames will not set you ablaze.
3 For I am the LORD, your God,

Editor's commentary on today's Scripture recorded in Isaiah 43:1-3 
Someone has said that there are 365 "fear not's" in the Bible. If that is true, then there is one for every day of the year.
I majored in psychology in college. I was taught that children have only two fears when they are born:
  1. The fear of loud noises
  2. The fear of falling
All other fears have to be learned.
Certainly fear can be a good thing and work to our advantage. I am afraid of snakes both live ones and dead ones. I have never handled them. My parents taught me to be afraid of walking into the street because a car or truck could run over me and hurt me. I have learned by experience to be cautious, to protect myself, to use every security measure I may need. I have come to be leery of salesmen and never purchase anything on impulse.
However, there are circumstances that may happen to us in life that are overwhelming and if we are not careful, we can be defeated unless we place our trust in God. This Scripture today is for us, all of us, when we are going through deep waters or even in the fire of trials that seem to engulf us.
First of all, God reminds us of who we are in Him. We are redeemed. God knows our name and address or where we live. Knowing that He is aware of our struggles is a starting point to help us gain the victory.
Nothing in this world or the world to come can ever separate us from God's love and His protection.
I love what the Apostle Paul has to say to us today:
Romans 8:34-9:1
 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36 As it is written:
"For your sake we face death all day long;
we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered."  
37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Expect good things to happen to you today. Believe that God is now giving you favor and success.
David wrote:
Psalm 84:11-12
11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield;  (light and protector)
the LORD bestows favor and honor;  (grace and glory)
no good thing does He withhold   (good things will come to us)
from those whose walk is blameless.  (those who walk uprightly)
12 O LORD Almighty,
blessed is the man who trusts in You.
  (we will be blessed)
Rear Admiral Bob Burt is the first Pentecostal Chief of Chaplains in Navy history
There is no doubt about it. The Navy Chaplaincy has come of age. For the first time in Navy history, a Pentecostal has been selected to serve at Chief of Chaplains of the United States Navy.
Rear Admiral Bob Burt became the Chief of Navy Chaplains on June 23, 2006. He succeeded RADM Lou Iasiello, a Roman Catholic. Chaplain Burt is endorsed by the Open Bible Standard Churches -- a Pentecostal denomination. His ecclesiastical endorser in the Rev. Mr. John Simmons, a dear friend of mine. Over the last nine years he and I have had wonderful fellowship and unity of spirit. He is a dear brother. His denomination and the IPHC Chaplains Ministries are Affiliate Members of the NAE Chaplains Commission.
According to my knowledge of the history of the Navy Chaplaincy, this is the first time a Pentecostal chaplain has risen to this high office. We applaud Chaplain Bob Burt and his denomination. We are united with the Open Bible Standard Churches in two ways: Evangelical and Pentecostal.
We are confident that Chaplain Bob Burt will offer dynamic Christian leadership that will focus on the spiritual dimension of the ministry to sailors, marines, and coast guardsmen.
I want to congratulate Bob Burt in his promotion to Chief of Navy Chaplains, and pledge him our support  by praying for him regularly. My prayer is that God will continue to bless him in the extensive ministries He is now giving to him and the Navy Chaplain Corps.
A progress report on Glenn Bailey

"I have just talked with Betty Jo Howard BaileyGlenn is out of the hospital and they are staying at Hope Lodge, a lovely facility just for cancer patients and their families.  Glenn is doing well and is slowly regaining his strength.  They will probably be there about ten more days."
[Editor's note: Carolyn Johnson Stocks from Greenville, NC, sent in this report. Let us continue to remember Glenn Bailey in our prayers. There is power in prayer.]
Dr. Kenneth D. Benson's complete mailing address, including Zip Code
The other day when I reported that Dr. Kenneth D. Benson, former President of Holmes Bible College, has been diagnosed with an inoperable cancer and is currently receiving radiation therapy, I sent you his mailing address as well as his website. The last digit was missing on his Zip Code. Dorothy, Kenneth's wife, gave me the last digit.
 Here is the complete mailing address for Dr. Kenneth and Dorothy Benson. I am sure that many of the readers of Hugh's News will want to send Dr. Benson a get-well card.
The zip code is 24540-0107

The Rev. Dr. Kenneth and Dorothy Benson
P, O  Box 4391
Danville Virginia, 24540-0107
May I encourage you to check out his website:
[Editor's Note: Dorothy Benson writes, "Your prayers and the prayers of out many friends are deeply appreciated. Your newsletter means a lot to us."]
Evangelism USA has produced a new, highly graphic website: 
May I encourage you to check out the new revised website of Evangelism USA. It has been done professionally and is a tribute to the great leadership of Dr. Ronald W. Carpenter, Sr. and his staff. Here it is: 
I was greatly impressed by what Dr. Owen Weston, the Director of City Quest which includes Church Planting and Church Revitalization. In my opinion, for what it is worth, Dr. Weston is one of the most gifted and anointed teachers I have ever met. He knows his subject material because he has done it himself. He gives practical, workable things to do in planting churches. What's more, I really like him and enjoy talking with him. In the video presentation on this website he says:

"We are here to serve as a ministry link between Evangelism USA and church planters across America.


As you might know Christianity is dying in this country. The only way to change this is by planting new churches. Our website will have all the resources needed to help you plant a church. Our website is not exhaustive. We are constantly improving it and updating the material. On our website there are current church planters that you can contact. They can help you by showing you the steps they used to plant their church. We have an annual Church Planter’s School that meets in Atlanta, GA. Our website has more information about this school. If for some reason you and your spouse cannot attend the Church Planter’s School please try to attend one of the City Quest across the country. These dates can also be found on our website. If there is any information that you cannot find on our website please feel free to contact me in the office or by email. We look forward to helping you expand the kingdom by planting churches."


A compliment to Stephanie Ellen Morgan's review of the funeral services for Mildred Hazel Wilson Taylor


One of my faithful readers of Hugh's News had this to say about Stephanie's review this week of the funeral services that were conducted for Mildred Wilson Taylor:


"Please tell Stephanie "thank you" for the beautiful tribute she has shared with your readers. Her words made me feel I was actually at the memorial service with Mildred Taylor!"


[Editor's note: Wanda L. Parker who resides in Yorktown, VA, made these comments. When you compliment our children, I will listen. When you speak kindly of God's Son, Jesus Christ, God the Father is pleased and will listen. He responds to prayers that are prayed in the Name of Jesus.]

A good report on the Pastor Don McKellar
I am happy to report that the Rev. Mr. Don McKellar, Pastor of Gum Springs PH Church, came through the surgery well, and the doctors were able to remove all of the tumor.  The cancer had not spread to any other tissue! 
Don wrote me this morning. He said, "The tumor was rather large and we had feared the worse, but we are serving a Wonderful God!  God is Good and faithful to  answer our prayers!"
Praise the Lord for a wonderful report!
Let's continue to pray for Pastor McKellar as he recovers.  He wants to thank everyone for their prayers. 
[Editor's Note: I first met Don McKellar when we were students at Holmes Bible College. Later, he was the pastor of Melvine's home church (the Draper P. H. Church in Eden, NC) for many years. Melvine's parents, Russell and Frances Stewart, loved him and spoke kindly about him. His church, Gum Springs P. H. Church is located at 203 Gum Springs Road, Taylors, SC 29687. His mailing address is 240 Gum Springs Road, Taylors, SC 29687. If you would like to call him, here is his telephone number: 864 895-4114.]
Announcing the Derek Tunstall Memorial Scholarship at Southwestern Christian University

Southwestern Christian University is honored and proud to partner with Dr. and Mrs. Frank Tunstall to remember their son, Derek Tunstall.  Derek was an accomplished classical musician.  His instrument of choice was the oboe.  His life dream – to play the oboe in a major American symphony – was cut short when Multiple Sclerosis numbed his fingers and derailed his promising musical career.  A tragic car accident took Derek’s life on June 1, 2006, taking him to be with the Lord.        


We want Derek’s love for life, family, friends, music and God to live on.  Therefore, Southwestern Christian University, in cooperation with the Tunstall Family, is proud to announce the creation of the Derek Tunstall Memorial Music Scholarship.  This memorial scholarship will be permanently endowed by contributions from friends, family members, and others wishing to honor Derek and his parents.  James Hostler, a longtime family friend, birthed this scholarship idea and is spearheading the project.


To date, through a generous $2,000 gift from Bill and Sharon Walters of Lynchburg, Virginia, and other contributions, $2,475 has been received.  These scholarship funds will be invested, and only the interest earned will be used to fund the Music Scholarship.  Therefore, all gifts received will continue in perpetuity.  Each year, the Tunstall family will receive a list of applicants and select the Derek Tunstall Memorial Scholarship recipient.  This scholarship will help a Southwestern Christian University music major complete school and begin a career in church music or music performance. 


Please consider making a one-time donation, or a commitment annually to contribute to this scholarship in memory of Derek Tunstall and his legacy.


You may send your contributions to:


Southwestern Christian University

Attn.: Jon Chasteen, Director of Development

P. O.Box 340

Bethany, OK 73008-0340


Designate your check: Derek Tunstall Memorial Scholarship.


[Editor's Note: I am grateful to Jon Chasteen, Director of Development, for this announcement. He is going a great job for SCU. Melvine and I have already contributed to this memorial fund. We believe that leadership gives first, and that we should not ask anyone else to give to that which we are not willing to give to. We have learned and are learning that "It is more blessed (more productive and profitable) to give than to receive."  However, we, also, know something else Jesus said, "Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you" (Luke 6:38, NIV). We have found that what Jesus has told us is the truth, for He is Truth. Giving and receiving go hand in hand. You can't do one without the other.]

Youth Quest 2006 will be held in Daytona Beach, Florida, July 17-20
I have been informed by reliable sources that this year's registration for Youth Quest 2006 has already surpassed all previous years. I have a hunch that we may have 6,000 people in attendance.
Let me tell you, Teen Talent, Bible Quiz, Royal Ranger of the Year and Youth Quest have come a long way. Do you remember when the emphasis was  primarily on talent competition and winning?
God is doing a new thing. And He is doing it through the youth of our church and other churches. I do not know exactly how many people will be in attendance this year but it could reach about 6,000 or more people. This event draws many more people than our General Conference which convenes every four years.
It's not too late to consider attending. The dates are July 17-20, 2006.
The main hotel is:
Hilton Daytona Beach Ocean Walk Village
100 North Atlantic Avenue
Daytona Beach,  FL  United States  32118
Phone1/386/254-8200     Fax: 1/386/253-8841
It may be that all of their rooms are filled at he Hilton where all of the rooms face the beach and ocean, but surely there are other hotels nearby that can take care of your needs.
You can still register by going online: or by calling 1-866-263.1623.
Chaplains Ministries, IPHC will provide four of our military chaplains to interact with the youth, their families, pastors and youth pastors. Navy Chaplain, Lieutenant Timothy Moore who is serving with the Marines at Cherry Point Marine Air Station in North Carolina, will conduct a workshop on Introduction to the Military Chaplaincy. He served in Iraq with the Marines.
Here is a list of our chaplains who will be present and will be available at our Chaplains Ministries, IPHC Booth:
Lieutenant Timothy Moore, Navy Chaplain with the Marines at Cherry Point Marine Air Station, NC. He served in Iraq with the Marine Corps.
Chaplain (Major) Timothy Baer, Army National Guard Bureau Recruiting. He served in Kuwait and Iraq while on active duty in the Army. He is the director of recruitment for the nation.
Chaplain (Captain) Suk Kim, Army with the 3rd Infantry Division. He served in Iraq for one year. He is Korean/American.
Chaplain, First Lieutenant, Sarah Tarpley, Air Force Reserves. She is the pastor of First Love Pentecostal Holiness Church in Enid, OK, the same church that Oral Roberts pastored prior to his launching his evangelistic and healing ministry. She is attached to Vance Air Force Base for training. She has only one more year of full time pastoral leadership experience to complete to qualify for active duty in the Air Force Chaplaincy.
We plan to make an impact on the youth of our church. We want them to consider the call of God to serve Him in them military chaplaincy. It is a new day and our chaplains are given a global ministry in the 21st Century. No other ministry that I know of reaches so many of America's finest youth.
Melvine, Stephanie and I plan to be at Youth Quest 2006. We would love to see you there and visit with you. Come by our Chaplains Ministries, IPHC booth. We are staying at the Hilton Daytona Beach Ocean Walk Village.


Will you receive the Benediction?


Ephesians 3:20-21
Now to Him Who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, 21 to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.


Your friend in all seasons,

Hugh Holmes Morgan

The Reverend Dr. Hugh H. Morgan
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The Navy Chaplaincy has a Pentecostal Chief of Chaplains