Marketplace Chaplains is the largest and longest continuing provider of workplace chaplains to corporate America today.
Founded in Dallas, Texas, on January 1, 1984, it has expanded every year for the past 35 years and today serves every state in the country as well as many companies in Canada and Mexico.
Founder Gil Stricklin’s visionary leadership and willingness to obey God’s call, along with support and encouragement from his wife Ann, fueled him to persistently present the idea to Dallas-area business leaders for years. Ed Bonneau became the first company leader as soon as he heard about the idea, immediately seeing it as the solution to solving many of his employees’ problems. Gil then became the first chaplain, serving Bonneau’s sunglasses distribution company.
Over 1,600 chaplains now serve from California to Massachusetts, providing personal care for more than 790,000 employees and family members.