Tom Vann lives in Dallas, Texas and writes:

After retiring in 2004, I served six years as Associate Professor of Pastoral Ministry at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, working with students preparing for pastoral, church staff, and chaplain ministries. In 2010 I joined the faculty at Dallas Baptist University as Professor of Christian Ministry and Director Chaplaincy Program. DBU offers a 72 semester hour theological degree in chaplain ministry. We have students in the Chaplain Candidate Program of the Army and two applying for the Navy, as well as other students preparing for institutional chaplaincy. I am currently writing a dissertation for a D.Min. at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, thanks to the Post 9-11 GI Bill. I do supply preaching and interim pastorates as opportunities develop. My wife and I are endorsed and trained as disaster relief chaplains for the Texas Baptist Men.


  1. Enjoyed hearing about an old friend and wonderful, godly chaplain, Tom Vann. Always enjoyed fellowshipping with him @ USARC & Chief conferences. I’m enjoying retirement in the NW corner of South Carolina near Clemson Univ. I volunteer as the men’s ministry director @ Seneca Baptist Church and host a Sunday morning Southern Gospel music program on a local FM County station.
    Looking forward to the working with the Care to Caregiver program. I’m only about 140 miles from Ft. Jackson.
    Blessings to all my chaplain & chaplain assistant friends.

    Sgt. 1st Class (Ret)
    Tom Rusk, CA