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Overview Chaplain Bev Barnett was born near Bristow, IA. In 1940 his family moved to Houghton, NY, next to Houghton College and Preparatory. His parents built an ice cream parlor called the Pantry. From '40 to '49, Bev worked as a "soda jerk" in the Pantry while attending high school and college. As a high school senior, Bev sensed a "call" to the Gospel ministry and became a ministerial major in college. He met his classmate, Margie Miller, and they married in '48. Bev pastored a rural church near Lyndonville, NY, while Margie taught school. In '50 Bev enrolled at Asbury Theological Seminary in Kentucky with Margie teaching school in Lexington. In his senior year, Bev wrestled with how and where he was to minister after graduation. The Lord led him into the military chaplaincy. He served as an Air Force Chaplain for 28 years. A son, Mark, and daughter, Deanne, were born into their home. After retiring in 1981, he served on the pastoral staff of two churches, the Clearfield Community Church, Utah, and the Marysville, CA, First Presbyterian Church. They retired in Lake Wildwood, Penn Valley, CA, though Margie taught school for 10 more years. While serving as a chaplain, Bev earned a MA in Counseling from Chapman College, a MS in Speech Communication from U. of Utah and, after his retirement, he received his DMin degree from Westminster Theological Seminary in California. During retirement, Bev studied the Constitution and Confessions of the Presbyterian Church and subsequently changed his denominational affiliation to the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). They have been active in the Penn Valley Community Church. Bev has authored two other books: Houghton's Pantry (1999) and Air Force Chaplain (2006). This book is a revised second edition of the earlier book.
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For God & Country: Memoirs of a Military Chaplain Apr 4, 2009
An excellent book about the 28 year career of an AF Chaplain with whom I was personally acquainted with. I recommend it to any and all Ministers, Pastors and especially those interested in the Chaplaincy in the military.
Great Read for those interested in military chaplaincy! Nov 23, 2008
This was a wonderful book to read for me. I am interested in the military chaplaincy, and this book really opened my eyes to more of what military chaplains do. There were times when I could not put the book down! You will certainly enjoy it.
What is it like to be a military Chaplain?? Jul 8, 2008
This book is a well-written expansion of Chaplain Barnett's diary while he served as an Air Force Chaplain from 1953 to 1981. If someone is contemplating whether or not to become a military chaplain, then this is a book to read thoroughly. Chaplain Barnett is very honest about the good and the bad, and he makes clear that the good overwhelms the bad. Even so, it is important for individuals pondering such a career to know fairly precisely what they are getting into. Chaplain Barnett's book does the job.
Chaplain Barnett is very firm in his Christian beliefs, but he also is extremely respectful towards others. This book gives one a good feel for how Chaplains of various beliefs get along with one another.
I have not been able to find a way to contact Chaplain Barnett, but I very much thank him for writing this book.