Joint Base Lewis-McChord has one of the largest Religious Support Organizations in the U.S. military with more than 95 Religious Support Teams supporting the units, service and family members, retirees and chapel services and programs. These U.S. Army and Air Force chaplains and religious affairs specialists are spread throughout the installation, embedded in the units and chapel buildings, and work together to provide religious support in diverse, engaging and impactful ways. Whether you are new to the JBLM community or have been here for years, we hope we can be of support to you and are eager for you to be a part of our diverse religious community. Please take a look through our webpages here to see where we can connect with you!
All service members stationed at JBLM and their family members have an assigned chaplain. Please contact them first when you are in need of chaplain support. If you do not know who your chaplain is, please call the Religious Support Office at 253-967-3718 or e-mail us for assistance.
If you are in immediate need of chaplain support and unable to reach your chaplain, or if you're dealing with an emergency outside regular duty hours, you can reach the On-Call Duty Chaplain by calling 253-967-0015.
The JBLM RSO oversees and operates nine chapels, including three on Lewis Main, three on McChord Field and one on Lewis North. For a complete list of JBLM chapels and directions to each location, please visit the chapels page.
JBLM provides diverse religious services for Soldiers, Airmen, families and veterans - including a variety of Protestant worship services (liturgical, contemporary, traditional, and gospel), Roman Catholic mass, confession and other programs, as well as services for the Jewish, Islamic, Buddhist and Wiccan faith traditions. For a complete list of chapel services, please visit the worship service schedule page.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION AND AUXILIARY MINISTRIES
All chapel worship services host Bible studies and/or Sunday school classes, as well as regular and special mid-week events, prayer breakfasts and luncheons. In addition to these programs, the RSO has many auxiliary programs such as Protestant Women of the Chapel, Catholic Women of the Chapel, Awana (children/youth), Mothers of Preschoolers, and Officers Christian Fellowship. There is something to meet the spiritual and religious needs of everyone. [We are currently working on adding a full listing of ministries and events with links here. In the meantime, please contact us and let us know what you are looking for.]
CHAPLAIN FAMILY LIFE CENTER
The pastoral counseling team at the Chaplain Family Life Center provides a variety of free services to help develop and strengthen your most important relationships in life. Counseling is free with no referral needed and is open to active duty of all branches, retirees, family members and DOD civilians. Counseling staff members are trained and experienced in dealing with a multitude of counseling topics such as: anger, anxiety, grief, relationship problems, pornography or other sexual addictions, infidelity, childhood sexual abuse, parenting issues, deployment related issues, EMDR therapy, PTSD and other traumatic life events and spiritual issues.
Check out our brochure to see the services we provide and our contact information. To schedule an appointment, or for more information, please call 253-967-1723 or email our Administrative Support Assistant.