School of Music


Doctor of Worship Studies (DWS)


Paul Rumrill


Military, Worship, Multicultural, Chaplain, Chapel, Korea


Liturgy and Worship | Music


Despite a large body of literature on Korean/American worship, there is little to no research that addresses multicultural worship of the United States Army Garrison (USAG) in the Republic of Korea (ROK) at the Protestant military chapels. In addition, there is also a lack of research regarding worship ministry at USAG installations in general, aside from general multicultural worship models. Developing a biblical and multicultural worship model for the Protestant USAG chapels in the Republic of Korea is essential because of the diverse ethnicities in the U.S. military and the diverse backgrounds, denominations, and cultures within the military chapel communities. This qualitative research study examines perspectives that have not yet been explored and documented concerning worship ministry at multiple USAG chapels located at Camp Humphreys, Republic of Korea. This study collects data from online surveys of worship team members and chaplains located at various USAG chapels at Camp Humphreys. The data collection will help determine common perspectives, themes, and practices of USAG worshiping communities here in South Korea. This study can potentially serve as a model for other churches within Korea to develop worship ministries contextualized for reaching out to the military community and integrating multicultural worship practices.