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Hendrick Mission and Ministry

Spiritual and religious needs often play an important role in our lives and in our healing. This is especially true in healthcare.

The Mission and Ministry team can offer spiritual support during times of crisis, confusion or even in times of joyfulness. Central to spiritual care is respect for all individuals, an acceptance of how vast the human experience can be and the delivery of compassion.

Our chaplains respond to needs by offering comfort through meaningful presence or conversation. Additionally, we work closely with our healthcare teams to identify or enhance the spiritual, religious or emotional needs of our patients and their families.

The Mission and Ministry Department is committed to the comprehensive effort to individuals during any stage of their healthcare journey.

Hendrick Health began with the vision of a minister and his church in Abilene. This commitment was to express the kind of care that Jesus showed during his earthly ministry continues to a key focus of our identity.

If you would like spiritual or emotional support, we have chaplains available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To speak with a chaplain, please call:

Hendrick Medical Center

325-670-2256 (8 a.m. - 10 p.m.)

325-670-2000 (10 p.m. - 8:00 a.m.)

Hendrick Medical Center South

325-386-5863 (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

325-428-1000 (5 p.m. - 8 a.m.)

Hendrick Medical Center Brownwood


If a patient identifies a church affiliation at the time of admission, we will attempt to notify the church. We also assist patients in contacting their own minister or faith group representative.

As a partner in the family of Texas Baptist institutions, Hendrick is affiliated with other Baptist hospitals in Texas that share our vision of Christian healthcare.

To submit a prayer request online, click here.

Chapel Services

Mission & Ministry invites you to worship with us at one of our weekly chapel services on all of our hospital campuses.

Hendrick Medical Center
Tuesdays and Thursdays (2 p.m.)

Hendrick Medical Center South:
Thursdays (2:30 pm)

Hendrick Medical Center Brownwood
Please contact the Mission and Ministry office for chapel service information.

Daily Meditations

Daily devotional thoughts are offered over Hendrick Medical Centers’ public address systems. In addition, a scripture card is placed on each patient's breakfast tray.

Contact Us

Hendrick Medical Center

Wesley Charles Erickson, MDiv
Director of Mission and Ministry

Lindsey Guerrero, MDiv/MA, BCC
Chaplain Coordinator

Hendrick Medical Center South

Kevin W. Bridge, MDiv
Chaplain Coordinator

Hendrick Medical Center Brownwood

J.D. Newman, MDiv
Lead Chaplain

Sheridan Priddy Conner, MDiv
Chaplain Coordinator