Captain Jose Rondon

Army Chaplain Speaking in Chapel


by Lauren McGuire, Student Public Relations Writer

Captain Jose RondonCapt. Jose Rondon, chaplain with the U.S. Army stationed at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri, will speak in chapel at Cedarville University on Tuesday, Jan. 14. Chapel begins at 10 a.m. and is open to the public.

Rondon, originally from Venezuela, came to faith in Christ in the 1990s through the ministry of an International Mission Board missionary. In 2010, Rondon became a U.S. citizen. He earned his bachelor’s degree from North Greenville University, then a master's and doctoral degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He joined the military in 2011 with hopes of becoming a chaplain.

Rondon’s base was in the midst of a spiritual revival in 2018, a journey he shared publicly on Facebook. Rondon shared his personal testimony and posted videos of soldiers worshipping God.

Nearly 2,000 total troops came to salvation within six months.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 4,380 undergraduate, graduate and online students in more than 150 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, including the Master of Divinity program, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and high student engagement ranking. For more information about the University, visit