God’s Army believes in the healing power of Jesus Christ. We provide a profound faith experience for veterans and gold star families in need of hope, healing and discipleship.


In 2016, God's Army sent four veterans to Israel for two weeks of learning the footsteps of Christ, in a 90-mile walking journey through the Gospel. The 2017 trip is already being scheduled and we encourage all veterans to apply online.

God’s Army is a ministry partner with Legacy Milestones and Bay Area Church.

Board of Directors

Chris Carlisle is a retired First Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps and was one of the first scholarship recipients of the God's Army ministry. He has been a believer for nearly two years and was baptized in the Jordan River in Israel in 2016.


Chris Jaris is a United States Marine from the Desert Shield/Desert Storm era. Chris is a 22-year veteran deputy with Harris County Precinct One. He is also a member of Bay Area Church.

Rod Long is a retired United States Marine Corps Colonel and was a part of the 2016 Israel experience with his wife, Melissa.

Mike Smith is a deacon at Bay Area Church and was part of the first veterans trip to Israel in 2016.

MENTOR partner

Brian Haynes serves as Lead Pastor of Bay Area First Baptist Church in League City, Texas. His ministry focuses include applying the Scriptures, church revitalization for the 21st century, equipping families, and serving the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Brian is the creator of the Legacy Milestones strategy designed to inseparably link church and home to equip the generations.