We are excited to announce that in June of 2022, Reverend Emmanuel Moon was accepted as an officer and chaplain in the US Navy Reserves. Emmanuel will continue to serve full time as lead pastor of The Foundry Community Church in Escondido.
Emmanuel grew up in Bolivia where his parents migrated to settle and aid in God’s mission. He graduated from Evangelical University of Bolivia with a BA in Theology followed by two years of pastoral ministry. He then moved to South Korea where he gave two years of mandatory military service in the South Korean Army. After completing his military service, Emmanuel moved to California to attend Fuller Theological Seminary graduating with an MDiv. in 2014. During that time, he met his wife, Alexandra, who was also attending Fuller Seminary and she too became an ordained Elder. Emmanuel and Alexandra continue to co-pastor at The Foundry and have been married for nine years with three sons.
When asked about his decision to become a chaplain, he explained, “Chaplaincy is a calling. My calling as a pastor does not compete with my calling as a chaplain in our Navy. I count it a privilege to fulfill both callings in a manner that brings glory and honor to our Lord. I would not be in this unique place without the support of my church and family who empower me daily to do both in a faithful manner.”
Free Methodist Chaplaincy is a specific calling to represent the Free Methodist Church – USA in specialized ministry settings as an extension of the denomination and the chaplain’s ordaining conference.
Free Methodist Chaplains are serving in hospitals, hospice and palliative care, college campuses, retirement centers and nursing homes, counseling centers, marketplace and community interest groups, special schools, county jails, state and federal prisons, VA medical centers, police/fire/emergency services, and Army, Navy, Air Force Chaplaincies (in the USA and overseas). In these places the Holy Spirit is at work and He beckons us to come and minister to the deep spiritual needs of people.
To find out more about chaplaincy in the Free Methodist Church, visit FM Chaplains online.