I met Jamil Khan at Maranatha Pentecostal Holiness when he and his mother started attending the church when he was 11 years old. At 16 years old he either wanted to be a pastor, military chaplain, or missionary. At the time he felt he was supposed to pastor and decided to attend Emmanuel College.
When I was director/endorser of IPHC Chaplains Ministries I scheduled speaking engagements at our colleges to present the opportunities the militaries offer young men and women like Army, Navy, Air Force, Guard and Reserve.
When Jamil was a student in the School of Christian Ministries at Emmanuel College, now Emmanuel University, I spoke at their chapel service. Jamil and I spoke together after the session. He told me that God spoke to him during the service and rekindelled his earler thoughts about the military chaplaincy. He graduated from Emmanuel, and earned the Master of Divinity at Liberty University. He succeeded Wesley Russ as pastor of Maranatha for some 7 years.
Chaplain (Colonel) Jerry Jones had the privilege to write his endorsement.
Jamil is on a special assignment to Singapore in the Far East Command. He has his family with him. They are blessed to have a school for their children that is noted for excellence.
It was on Thursday, February 1, that Jamil Kahn was promoted to Lt Commander (Major). The following photos capture the defining moment that provides a new platform that offers Jamil open doors he will walk through to expand the ministry God has given him. Jamil's wife, Jessica, is beside him and together their ministry of presence and sharing the Word of God to all levels of ranks and positions of authority and leaders is greater.