Music will be provided by the Army Signal Corps Band and the Faith Gospel Adult Choir from Good Shepherd Chapel on Fort Gordon.
A 5K “Run for Jesus” on Barton Field will begin at 8 a.m.
In case of inclement weather, the service will be held in Alexander Hall on Chamberlain Avenue.
Colwell graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1978 and has served as a chaplain in the Army for 27 years.
He was recently honored for exceptionally meritorious service as command chaplain of Third Army Central, which is responsible for coordinating religious support in a 20-country area.