When faced with a medical situation, the main focus is to heal the body. For some though, a medical diagnosis or treatment may require spiritual healing as well. That’s where our healthcare team and Pastoral Care services can help. The chaplains at UT Health Science Center are trained to assist our patients, families, and staff by providing support throughout the healing process. This can include prayer, reading of scriptures, providing companionship, or arranging visits from leaders of specific faiths.
Our Pastoral Care team offers a caring environment and respects each one’s spirituality. With 20+ volunteer chaplains, we cater to all walks of life and traditions of faith when spiritual support is needed. To receive support services from the Pastoral Care staff, please call 903-877-2859.
Chapel and Services
The beautiful and peaceful Hurst Chapel is opened 24 hours a day to people of all faiths as a place to sit quietly and reflect, pray, meditate, or just be. Hurst Chapel is located on the first floor of building A and hosts two services.
- An Inter-denominational devotion is offered every 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th Wednesdays of the month at 10:00 a.m.
- A Catholic Mass is offered the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 10:30 a.m.
Meet Reverend Jack Voss
As the Director of Spiritual Care at UT Health Science Center, the Rev. Jack Voss has provided the establishment of and administrative leadership over the department. This includes the recruitment, training and oversight of over 20 volunteer Pastoral Care Associates. Jack also provides spiritual and emotional pastoral care to the patients of the Palliative Supportive Care Clinic. He serves on the ethics, cancer and benevolence committees.
Rev. Voss, a native East Texan, received his bachelor’s of theology from Texas Bible College in Lufkin, Texas. Jack has devoted his entire career to ministry. He is an ordained Non-Denominational minister who began his ministry traveling the United States as an itinerant preacher for over 4 years. Jack then served as the Lead Pastor of Crossroads Christian Center in Owasso, Oklahoma for 21 years. Jack is the founder of Market Place Grill a monthly luncheon provided for Christian business and community professionals of the Owasso and Tulsa areas. Jack also founded and serves as the President of Jack Voss Ministries, Inc. offering training to servant leaders and motivational ministry to the local church. Jack received his CPE training at UT Southwestern.
He has preached and taught leadership in the African countries of Liberia, Malawi, and South Africa, as well as in the Asian countries of the Philippines and Taiwan. Other nations he has visited in his ministry are China, Mexico, New Zealand, and Ukraine.
Jack enjoys spending time with his family, reading and traveling.
How to Volunteer
We welcome lay chaplains with training from CPE, Community of Hope, Stephen Ministry, or similar types of training. Volunteers are specially trained to be sensitive to all faiths and beliefs through the use of inclusive religious language and referrals to various faith communities. If interested in volunteering, please call 903-877-2859 to schedule an appointment with the Director of Spiritual Care.