Dr. Otis Corbitt

Otis Corbitt, DMin

Lieutenant Colonel, US Army National Guard Chaplain

Professor of Disaster & Crisis Response
Community Services Administration Specialist
International Experience: England; Gambia, West Africa; Haiti, Iraq

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Education

  • Doctor of Ministry, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orelans, LA 
  • Graduate, Military Joint Operations Planning and Strategy, United States Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, KS
  • Master of Divinity, Pastoral Studies/Counseling, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans, LA
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA 

Doctoral Dissertation

  • Developing a Multifaceted Strategy for Covington Baptist Association, Covington County, Alabama   

Additional Training

  • Crisis Intervention, Alabama Army National Guard
  • Incident Command, Alabama Army National Guard
  • Emergency Management, Alabama, Army National Guard

Academic & Teaching Experiences

  • Instructor, Samford University
  • Instructor, Alabama Baptist Diaster Relief
  • Instructor, Seminars and Training sessions, Alabama Baptist State Board of Mission
  • Instructor for Religious Support Team Training, Alabama Army National Guard

Teaching Specializations

  • Disaster & Crisis Response & Intervention
  • Community Services Administration 
  • Military, Disaster Relief & Police Chaplaincy
  • Humanitarian Aid Operations & Logistics

Ministry & Professional Experiences

  • ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP
    • Chief Administrative Officer, Christian Services Center of Covington County, Alabama
    • Director of Missions, Covington and Salem-Troy Baptist Associations, Alabama
    • Treasurer & Trustee, Great Yarmouth College Chaplaincy Project, Great Yarmouth, England
    • Military Police Platoon Leader and Company Commander, US Army, 25th MP Company, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Commander, 239th MP Company, Louisiana Army National Guard
  • DISASTER RELIEF SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
    • Incident Commander ("White Hat"), Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief, flooding in Elba, AL, Christmas 2015
    • District Coordinator, Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief
    • Staff Officer, Joint Task Force Tarpon, Alabama Army National Guard
    • Disaster Relief Volunteer:  Hurricanes Katrina and Ike; tornados in Hamilton Cross-Roads & Enterprise, AL; straight-line wind damage, Dothan, AL
  • PASTORAL CARE / CHAPLAINCY / CRITICAL STRESS INTERVENTION
    • Chaplain, Alabama Army National Guard: Deployed to Iraq with 441st Explosive Ordinance Battalion and was pastor of the largest chapel service in  Camp Victory
    • Pastor of Baptist Churches in Alabama, Georgia and England
    • Crisis Intervention Chaplaincy, Credentialed Disaster Relief Chaplain also basic credentials through International Conference of Police Chaplains
  • OPERATIONAL & STRATEGIC PLANNING
    • Developed Ministry Strategy for Baptist Association of 53 churches
    • Church Planting Task Force, Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions
    • Major Command Chaplain, Alabama Army National Guard
    • Range and Training Area Officer, G-3 Section, HQ, 25th Infantry Division, US Army Support Command, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii
  • INTERNATIONAL AND CROSS CULTURAL EXPERIENCES
    • Pastor, Park Baptist Church, Great Yarmouth, England
    • Director, Righteous Way Charity, Gambia, West Africa, lived in Farafenni and Lamin, managing humanitarian logistics
    • Humanitarian Aid Volunteer, medical team to Jeremie, Haiti 

Membership in Professional Organizations

  • International Conference of Police Chaplains 
  • International Critical Incident Stress Management Foundation