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Jiménez Moves On From El Paso Chaplaincy


Erick Jiménez, who served as chaplain for El Paso Locomotive FC, for the past couple of years has moved on from the chaplaincy to the team. Erick, a native of El Paso, Texas most recently served as Minister of Discipleship at First Baptist Church of El Paso but his move to a different church in Richland Hills, Texas has meant the end of his time as chaplain. Erick began serving as chaplain during 2020 and the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. His ministry included meeting with athletes via zoom and encouraging them through an extremely difficult period of time. Erick shared with me some of his thoughts on his time serving as El Paso’s chaplain:

Getting to know you (Brad) was a real blessing to me. You ministered and encouraged me throughout COVID and especially when my mom passed away. It has been great to be a part of something (Soccer Chaplains United) that I never knew existed and seeing all the connections and network of people serving as chaplain to these teams.

Erick, on his time with El Paso

Soccer Chaplains United would like to thank Erick, Jordan, and their entire family for their time serving and investing into the USL-Championship team in El Paso. We will work now to try and find another candidate to serve as chaplain. If you are interested or know someone who might qualify, please send an email to

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