Carl worked as a chemist when he accepted Christ in 1976. Becky has known Christ as her Savior since childhood. The Chaplins married in 1978 and have three grown children: Ellis, Robert, and Carolann. Carl served as pastor of Grace PCA in Jackson, Tenn., from 1982 to 1989. The Chaplins began their ministry with MTW in 1990 and served with MTW for 14 years in the Czech Republic. In 2008 the Chaplins opened a new MTW field in Latvia. They served there and in Lithuania for five years with the Reformed Churches and the Baltic Reformed seminary.
Currently the Chaplins are part of the Global Projects Team with MTW. They are developing new ways to send missionaries and assist MTW teams. This involves developing vocational missionary service overseas and developing international fellows ministries for recent college graduates. The team is working with several foreign fields on each of these endeavors.
The Chaplins minister to internationals in the Chattanooga area by teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) and other ministries. Becky, in partnership with Mission to North America, trains ESL teachers in PCA churches, enabling churches to start and sustain ESL outreach ministries.