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Chaplain Delois Bell is passionate about caring for people, which led her to seek chaplaincy as a way to share her heart for people and minister to the suffering. Chaplain Bell completed her Clinical Pastoral Education at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center. She is board certified through the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy and also a certified grief counselor. DeLois began her career at a local hospice organization years ago and came to Baptist to serve as chaplain of women’s health in the spring of 2017. She enjoys music, reading, and sharing time with her family. DeLois and her husband, Larry, live in Ridgeland. They have four children and five grandchildren.
As Director of Pastoral Care & Faith Relations for the central Mississippi hospitals of Baptist Memorial Health Care, Heath is responsible for patient, family, and staff ministry within Mississippi Baptist Medical Center, Baptist Attala, Baptist Leake, and Baptist Yazoo. He is also responsible for articulating the faith and mission of these hospitals through relationship building and support of central Mississippi communities and congregations. Board certified as a chaplain through the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy, Heath is licensed and ordained through the Southern Baptist Convention. A graduate of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, he is currently pursuing a Master’s degree from Mississippi College in Marriage and Family Therapy. Heath believes in sharing Christ through compassion and care, and he loves the relationships he has throughout Baptist. He believes they are the foundation for good spiritual care throughout the system. A native of Copiah County, Heath and his wife, Emily, have two young sons, MG and Locke.
Parker Hulsey began duties at Baptist Medical Center on July 5, 2017. He came to us from Gaffney, SC, after completing a year of residency in Clinical Pastoral Education at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center in Spartanburg, SC. He completed his Clinical Pastoral Education Internship at Greenville Memorial Hospital in Greenville, SC. Since coming to Baptist Medical Center, Jackson, Hulsey has served as chaplain for Geropsych, Critical Care, Neuro-Cardiac, Neuro-Spine, and Orthopedics where he offers pastoral and spiritual care to patients, families, and staff. Parker holds a Bachelor of Instrumental Music Education from Carson-Newman University in Jefferson City, TN, and a Master of Music in Church Music/Trombone Performance from The New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in New Orleans, LA. Parker and his wife of 23 years, Kimberly Graham Hulsey, have two children, Carolanne and Graham. The Hulseys worship at First Baptist Church, Richland, where Parker plays trombone in the church orchestra.
Jeff serves as the chaplain to the Hederman Cancer Center as well as to 5D, 5 North, and 5 South. He received his undergraduate degree from Mississippi College and is presently working on his Masters of Pastoral Care at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Growing up in the mission fields of Zimbabwe, Africa, and London, England, Jeff has spent his entire life in and around ministry. Jeff cherishes the one-on-one ministry opportunities of his role as a chaplain, and considers it a privilege to minister to patients and their families as they get the care they need. He also leads worship at Southside Baptist Church and is proud to be a part of a unique, diverse congregation right here in South Jackson. Jeff believes that people who see and experience the presence and power of God can find the strength to get through whatever life may bring. Jeff married his high school sweetheart, Maegan, in 2012. They have the honor of raising three young boys, Silas, August, and Aaron.
Chaplain Solon Smith grew up in the Mississippi Delta, and is an avid Dallas Cowboys fan. As Pastoral Formation Manager, Solon manages the Pastoral Care staff within Mississippi Baptist Medical Center and also supervises the Clinical Pastoral Education/Training Program at Baptist Jackson. He is married to Leah, who is originally from Louisville, KY, but is proud to call Jackson home. Solon graduated from Mississippi College and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He started his Clinical Pastoral Education at Baptist, where he worked part time. He also did a residency at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Lexington, KY. Prior to coming back to Baptist, Solon was a chaplain in Madison, IN. Solon and Leah have two Peekapoos named Jack Sprat and Tucker Ray.
Chaplain Justin Wyatt, a native of Zanesville, Ohio, is the Chaplain of the cardiology, outpatient, and intensive care units. He is truly enjoying his time in Jackson and is excited for the opportunity to be involved in hospital ministry as well as in the community. Justin graduated from Trinity Lutheran Seminary and Morehouse School of Religion. He completed his initial unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Georgia. Justin furthered his training with a yearlong residency at Grant Medical Center and Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Currently he also serves as the Children and Youth Pastor at College Hill Missionary Baptist Church. Justin enjoys music, sports, and reading.
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