The Church Health Initiative

of Greater San Antonio

The Church Health Initiative provides one-on-one coaching relationships, financial assistance, retreats and groups to encourage, connect and support pastors to greater health in every aspect of their lives.

Statewide Pastor Health Survey

A statewide Pastor Health Survey of 560 participants provided valuable information on the health of pastors in Texas. The survey explored spiritual, physical, mental, financial, relational and work health.

Church Health Initiative Pastor Relief Fund

The Pastor Relief Fund was formed to provide assistance for the basic financial needs of senior pastors and their immediate families. Exclusively for senior pastors in the Greater San Antonio area (Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall, Medina and Wilson Counties), this one-time gift of up to $500 is to help with basic purchases such as groceries, car repair, medicine, utility bills, etc.

Teledoc Pilot Program

Telemedicine at no cost to you

This 12-month pilot program provides telemedicine for 100 senior pastors and their immediate family members in the the greater San Antonio area. Once the places are full, enrollment will close. We envision expanding and maintaining this program as funding is available.

What is Teledoc?

While it does not replace insurance, it is a service that will assist your entire family.

  • Doctor consult by phone, with no consult fee
  • 24/7/365 by phone or video
  • Doctor can prescribe medicine
  • Call from anywhere, any time
  • Seasonal health advisories
  • Medical records sent to home physician
  • Covers entire family

Ready to get started?

To include you in this pilot program we need some basic information. Please enter pastor information only. Family information will be added at a later time. To be eligible you must be a senior pastor of a church affiliated with Texas Baptists in the following counties: Bexar, Kendall, Comal, Guadalupe, Wilson, Atascosa, Medina, and Bandera.

Barnabas Network

“When he (Barnabas) came and saw the grace of God, he was glad, and he exhorted them all to remain faithful to the Lord with steadfast purpose, for he was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and of faith. And a great many people were added to the Lord. So Barnabas went to Tarsus to look for Saul,”

Acts 11:23-25

Many pastors feel isolated, discouraged and ill-equipped to meet the demands of ministry and face the challenges of life. Trusted groups of relationships are one key to weaving the strong fabric of connection, support and encouragement pastors need to thrive. That's why the Church Health Initiative started Barnabas Network Groups where pastors can share more than a meal. If you’re ready to be a part of a dynamic small group that is senior pastor focused, Spirit-led, local and holistic, send us your information and we’ll connect you.

Contact us

Let us know how we can help you improve and maintain your spiritual, emotional, financial, physical and social health.


Ben Hanna
Director, Church Health Initiative of Greater San Antonio

(210) 262-2449

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