On February 10, 2020 the Military Chaplains Association received an enrollment form from our newest Lead Congregation from the Shorter Community AME Church in Denver Colorado from Veterans Ministry Reverend Robert Carpenter.
Shorter Community AME Church, organized in July 1868, by Bishop Thomas M.D. Ward, was the first African-American Church established in Colorado. The Church has grown form a log cabin erected in lots at the corner of 19th and Holladay Streets (now Market Street) to its current locations, “Freedom Crossroads”, Martin Luther King Boulevard and Richard Allen Court. St. John AME Church was organized by Bishop Thomas M. D. Ward. The new Veterans Ministry will be the Church’s 35th Ministry.
Let’s welcome our newest Lead Congregation Pastor Dr. Timothy Tyler and Lay Leader Reverend Robert Carpenter to our VMFC family.
Shortly after enrolling, Reverend Carpenter sent us this message. “Praise the LORD my brother in JESUS! Our motto is : “Never Leave A Comrade Behind” Our Scripture Foundation: Ephesians 6:10-18. Pray for the growth of the Veterans Ministry of Shorter Community AME Church, Denver CO, through your website, in assistance, in obtaining Veterans health care provider through the Veterans Affairs, information services regarding Compensation, Veterans Affairs updates, an the studying of the Holy Bible, in outreach throughout the Denver Metro Area. This is what my Son Jared would want me to continue on behalf of JESUS!! Once again Thank you so much for your Service to Our Nation, as well as your time and attention regarding this matter and expanding the exposure of the Veterans Ministry of Shorter Community AME Church here in the Denver Metro Area. . GOD BLESS! In JESUS Name! Reverend Robert Carpenter and Sister Marilyn Carpenter
Welcome message from MCA’s Executive Director Fr. William Razz.
“Good evening Pr. Carpenter, On behalf of the Military Chaplains Association, welcome to the family of Veteran/Military Friendly Congregations!
Your intentional ministry to veterans, and active, reserve, guard and retired military- as well as their families- will go a long way to let them know that you have a truly vested interest them that far transcends a simple “Thank you for your service.” One of the things we have learned is as you join this vibrant group of congregations, the ability to reach out to your peers will allow them to share their best practices, and in turn, ask what is working best for your congregation.
If there is anything that we in MCA can do for you, do not hesitate to reach out and let us know. Blessings on you as enter this rich and rewarding ministry“