- Master of Divinity - New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans, LA
- Bachelor of Ministry - Brewton-Parker College, Mt. Vernon, GA
“One of the most rewarding aspects of my job is visiting patients in the hospital and offering support,” says Reverend Kenneth D. Waldrup, Chaplain at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), Atlanta.
After earning his Bachelor of Ministry degree at Brewton-Parker College, Waldrup went on to receive his Master of Divinity at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisiana, where he gained experience in preaching, pastoral care, counseling and theology. Drawn to the field of ministering to patients recovering from illness, Waldrup studied Clinical Pastoral Education at Piedmont Fayette & Piedmont Newnan Hospitals, receiving expanded training in bereavement and one-on-one counseling, as well as ministering in crisis situations.
He also worked as a Volunteer Chaplain at the Piedmont Newnan Hospital, providing spiritual care to patients, families and staff members throughout the hospital. Waldrup is currently working towards his Doctor of Ministry at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.
Waldrup feels that life is at its fullest when he is contributing to the community or passing on knowledge in some way. Outside of his work for CTCA®, he serves as an Adjunct Professor at Leavell College-New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in Jonesboro, Georgia, teaching biblical and ministerial courses. He has also served as Youth Pastor at Providence Baptist Church in Palmetto, Georgia from 2008-2016.
Since joining CTCA in August 2015, Waldrup has found great fulfillment in his work, which involves providing spiritual support and pastoral care to patients and staff members – both through one-one-one counseling, and conducting support groups and services. “It’s important to me that patients are comfortable, know they are cared for, and feel secure that I will do what I can to meet their spiritual needs,” says Waldrup.
Waldrup’s life outside of CTCA centers around his wife and son, and volunteering at his local church.
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