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LT Andrew P. Hoyle
Chaplain Corps
United States Navy
Phone #: (760)

Andrew P. Hoyle is a native of Charlotte, North Carolina. In January 2013, he was commissioned as a Lieutenant Junior Grade in the Navy Chaplain Corps.  He began his Navy career in Newport, Rhode Island where he attended Officer Development School.  In November 2013, Chaplain Hoyle reported to the Surface Force Ministry Center, Naval Station Norfolk.  Chaplain Hoyle was assigned to the USS LEYTE GULF (CG 55) and deployed from June 2014 to January 2015 with the ship in support of Operation Active Endeavor, NATO's Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG-2) counter-piracy operation in the Mediterranean.  He then served as Destroyer Squadron 22 Chaplain before being assigned to USS CARNEY (DDG 64).  He deployed with USS CARNEY from November 2015 to April 2016 and then was assigned to USS GONZALEZ (DDG 66).  He is currently assigned to 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division.    

Prior to entering Naval service, he served as pastoral staff at Calvary Baptist Church (Elkins Park, PA) from 2003 until 2007, and Tabernacle Baptist Church (Virginia Beach, VA) from 2007 until 2013.  Chaplain Hoyle received a Bachelor's degree from Ambassador Baptist College, Lattimore, North Carolina. He completed his Masters of Divinity with a concentration in Biblical Languages from Tabernacle Baptist Seminary, Virginia Beach, Virginia. As a licensed and ordained Independent Baptist minister, the Foundations Baptist Fellowship International has endorsed Chaplain Hoyle for military chaplaincy. 

Chaplain Hoyle was married in May of 2002 to Amanda. Together they have three children: Carrigan, Micah, and Lila.His personal decorations include the Navy Commendation Medal (two awards), and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards).  Chaplain Hoyle is a Fleet Marine Force Qualified Officer.