LISTEN: Ministry Tasks and Competencies for the Chaplain, Part 5 (Ordained Chaplains: The Work of the Chaplain #12 with Daniel Whyte III / Gospel Light Society University)


Daniel Whyte III
Daniel Whyte III

Our Work of the Chaplain passage for this episode is Luke 6:30-31 which says, “Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again. And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.”

Our Work of the Chaplain quote for this episode is from Smith Wigglesworth. He said, “God has chosen us to help one another.”

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 5)

— Assessing the Need

The chaplain meets new people on a regular basis. Often these people come with urgent needs and issues for which they have few or no ready resources. They may not expect long-term spiritual care, but they recognize their inadequacy in a particular situation. Before the chaplain can provide any ministry intervention, the chaplain must make an assessment of the person and the circumstance.


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.