Chaplains Ministering in Central Tennessee After Deadly Tornadoes

By   •   December 11, 2023

Chaplains are offering the comfort of Jesus Christ to many Tennesseans who are reeling after catastrophic tornadoes ripped through central Tennessee and parts of Kentucky last week.

The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (BG-RRT) is offering emotional and spiritual support to hurting Tennesseans after powerful tornadoes ripped through the state last week. The storms killed at least six people—including a mother and her child—injured dozens more, and left 18,000 homes and businesses without power.

“My heart breaks for those who will now be walking into this Christmas season without their loved ones and for the families who lost their homes and must now rebuild their lives,” Franklin Graham said. “Will you join me in praying for them?”

Crisis-trained chaplains, as well as a Mobile Ministry Center—a vehicle that serves as a safe area for spiritual conversations and prayer—are at the deployment site in Clarksville.

“We can’t even begin to imagine what a scary situation this must have been for people,” said Josh Holland, international director of the BG-RRT. “We are praying for all those impacted by this storm.

“We are sending our crisis-trained chaplains to comfort, pray, and share God’s love with those who have been impacted by this disaster.”

This marks the second storm-related deployment to Tennessee this year. In April, a team of chaplains ministered in Adamsville after a tornado claimed nine lives in the southeastern part of the state.

The latest storm system also ravaged parts of Kentucky just one day shy of the two-year anniversary of the devastating Mayfield, Kentucky, tornado.

Please pray for those who are grieving the loss of loved ones and for the chaplains serving there.