UEC Priest commissioned to office of Captain on his entry to active duty as a Chaplain in the United States Army

The dream of the Reverend Daniel J. Sparks, was first to serve his Lord and Saviour and second to serve his country.

Years earlier he entered the ministry and served the Church of Christ faithfully in the continuing Episcopal tradition.

After visiting the UEC internet site a number of times Fr. Dan felt that of all the Continuing churches the UEC was the traditional church that he would like to be affiliated with. He contacted Fr. George McClellan who is the registered endorsing Chaplin for the Dept. of Defense.

Fr. George takes his responsibility very seriously, and after interviewing many candidates has often asked that they seek the endorsement of other Christian denominations. Realizing that with an endorsement to the DOD the candidate and his doctrine would be a reflection on not only on himself but also on the United Episcopal Church. After numerous communications with Fr. Dan and no less than a half dozen one on one visits, Fr. George enthusiastically and with great pride endorsed Fr. Dan and assisted him in throughout the application and acceptance procedure.

Congratulations Captain Sparks on obtaining your dream.
You will be serving God and your country at the same time
 

Captain Dan Sparks poses with the former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore (The Ten Commandments Judge) at 'Point of Grace Church' in Birmingham.

Sparks was honored when after the morning worship service Justice Moore, in a special ceremony pinned the bars designating his commission as an officer in the US Army. The new Captain (Chaplain) Sparks is now ready for active duty.

Fr. Dan started his military career at Ft. Rucker (AL) on temporary duty in Feb this year, and upon acceptance from the Dept of Defense was then transferred to Fort Jackson (SC) for a 45 day period of training and indoctrination.

This was completed successfully and Fr. Dan was then commissioned on April 7th in Birmingham Alabama. Shortly after he was assigned to a brigade at Fort Carson, Colorado and expects to be deployed with his brigade to an overseas assignment in the fall of this year.

 

CONGRATULATIONS CAPT. SPARKS - FR. GEORGE AND THE UNITED EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF N. A. ARE VERY PROUD OF YOU.

MAY GOD BLESS YOU DAILY.

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