Guest from the National Assemblies of God Chaplaincy Office:

Chaplain Jim Denley

Following Spring Break, Northpoint Bible College & Seminary will have the privilege of sitting under Military Chaplain Jim Denley for Monday and Tuesday’s chapel.  Chaplain Denley will also be available to connect during lunch with interested students.

This is a wonderful opportunity as Northpoint is currently in the process of being approved to offer a Master’s in Divinity with a concentration in Military Chaplaincy!


Chaplain Jim Denley and his wife, Sue, were married in 1981.  Sue grew up in Lorain, Ohio, and Jim in a U.S. Navy family, mostly stationed in California. They currently live in Springfield Missouri where Jim serves as the Military and Veterans Affairs Endorser in the Chaplaincy Department, Assemblies of God U.S. Missions.

Chaplain Denley was licensed to preach with the Assemblies of God in 1988 through the Tennessee District and ordained through the New Jersey District in 1991, the same year he began active duty with the U.S. Navy as a chaplain.  He served a total of 34 years in the Navy with 28 of those years on active duty.  He retired from the Navy in August 2019.

Jim’s military duty stations include four overseas locations: in the Philippines, Italy, Kuwait, and Iraq.  His combat tours were onboard USS MISSISSIPPI (CGN 40) in the Bosnia Operating Area, USS PONCE (LPD 15) in the Kosovo Operating Area, and ashore in Kuwait and Iraq.  Jim has a subspecialty in healthcare chaplaincy and is a long-standing member of the Association of Professional Chaplains, where he has served on a variety of committees and working groups.  From 2015 to 2018 Jim was the U.S. Navy Chaplain Corps’ first Director for Chaplaincy Research.

Chaplain Denley received a B.A. in Religion from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, and an M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey.