Wayne Hall, Jr.
Battalion Chaplain, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, CA., M.Div. '00.
Chap. (LT) Wayne Hall, Jr. CHC, USNR is no stranger to putting his ministry skills to work in the real world. He was in New York on Sept. 11, 2001 to interview with the Navy chief of chaplains for a job. Suddenly he found himself in the trenches alongside experienced, active-duty chaplains – ministering instead of interviewing. (Needless to say, he got the job.) He recently returned from Iraq, where he served as a chaplain to the 1st Battalion, 5th Marines. “Being there to remind them that God was with them in those hard times was probably the greatest point in my ministry,” said Wayne. Currently, he is the Battalion Chaplain for the 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, at Camp Pendleton, Calif. His major duties include counseling, preaching, leading Bible studies and advising the commanding officer in regard to spiritual, moral and ethical issues. “It excites me to mentor young believers in their daily walks,” he said. “Beyond that, the chance to show God's love to the non-Christians in the service makes my heart glad.”