Armed Services Ministry, a ministry of American Bible Society, has been serving our Military through the free distribution of bibles and scripture engagement resources for more than 200 years. Staffed by retired Chaplains and Veterans, we understand the victories and the struggles of serving both God and country, and we’re committed to equipping Chaplains and Military ministries to change lives through Scripture.

Since 1817, generous givers have allowed us to provide more than 60 million bibles and scripture resources to Service members, Veterans, and their families free of charge. Together with hundreds of Chaplains around the world, we are working to help those that serve read and apply God’s Word because we believe that, through the Bible, God saves and transforms lives.

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Meet the Team Ready to Serve

CHAPLAIN

GORDON GROSECLOSE

Gordon Groseclose is the Program Representative for the Armed Services Ministry of the American Bible Society.

Gordon served 32 years as a U.S. Army Chaplain in multiple assignments to include Personnel System Coordinator, Office of the Chief of Chaplains, Pentagon; Staff Chaplain, Army Medical Department Center and School, Ft. Sam Houston, Tx.; and Command Chaplain, Intelligence and Security Command, Ft. Belvoir, Va.

Following his retirement in 2015, Gordon served as the Director of Church Leader Care for the Puget Sound Baptist Association in Seattle, Wa. He and his wife Debbie celebrated 43 years of marriage in 2020. Together they have two children and live in Port Orchard, Wa.

CHAPLAIN

PAUL MCCULLOUGH

As a Senior Field Manager for the American Bible Society, Reverend Paul McCullough equips Chaplains to provide a deeper Scripture engagement to Service members and Veterans. In 2021, Paul will be a key figure in Operation 500, which aims to have 500,000 Veterans, Service members, and their family members engage in a 75-day Bible reading challenge.

Paul uses his business and spiritual knowledge to lay the groundwork for the future of his local church. He’s a leader for the life and youth group programs, and writes sermon guides and a monthly blog.

Paul has played a central role in the success of Kingsway Leadership School by developing and leading curriculum. Kingsway provides hands-on ministry training and builds up college students to be leaders for their generation.

Don't go it alone.

Need to talk or pray? A Chaplain or your local pastor is an excellent ally for navigating Military life. Chaplains can also help you connect to the Bible and assist with ordering free scripture resources.