LISTEN: Healthcare Chaplaincy, Part 2 (Ordained Chaplains: The Work of the Chaplain #34 with Daniel Whyte III / Gospel Light Society University)

Daniel Whyte III
Daniel Whyte III

Our Work of the Chaplain passage for this episode is 1 Corinthians 13:1-3 which says, “Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.”

Our Work of the Chaplain quote for this episode is from Hosea Ballou. He said, “Never let your zeal outrun your charity. The former is but human, the latter is divine.”

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: Healthcare Chaplaincy (Part 2)

— Training & Placement Options

Hospital settings often require extensive education and experience, as well as denominational endorsement for chaplaincy credentialing and employment. In contrast, hospice, eldercare, and other outside-hospital-walls chaplaincies are not yet as structured and regulated. Education and credentialing criteria for chaplains in those areas may not be as formalized. The prudent chaplain applicant will ascertain the specific requirements from his or her endorsing body and the desired employing agency as early as possible.

Healthcare chaplains can serve in full-time, part-time, or pro re nata (PRN) positions, meaning they are contracted, on-call staff members who respond “as needed.” Other chaplain positions in the healthcare setting include staff chaplains, spiritual care department chairs, and specially trained and accredited Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) supervisors who oversee both CPE intern trainees and CPE supervisors-in-training, each of which is described briefly below.

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 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.