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Objective

Mission Statement and Life Verse

To serve in a Local Christian New Testament Body of Believers, in the area of adult education/discipleship ministry, so as to equip the Body of Christ to live powerful spirit led lives while fulfilling God’s plan to reach His people for His Kingdom.

Ephesians 4; I Thess: 2:8; Matthew 28: 18 – 20; I John 3:1; Rev.12:11; Matt. 6:33

Currently I am Associate pastor of youth and college  at Hillcrest Baptist Church in Cedar Hill, Tx. Hillcrest averages approximately 1000 in worship and Bible Study.  

Our purpose at Hillcrest Student Ministry is to CONNECT students with God and other believers by encouraging them to GROW purposely in their knowledge of God's Word while providing opportunities for them to SERVE through their gifts and passions.

Interest

Fishing and Hunting, Reading, Watching almost any kind of sport, spending time with my wife and kids.

Work History

Mar 2011Present

Associate Pastor youth and college

Hillcrest Baptist Church

- Serve on the "Student Ministry Creative Planning Team" for SBTC.

- Have taught break out groups in the area of education and student ministry at local, state, and national levels.

- Manage 4000 square foot Student Building and sport courts.

- Recruit and Train  Sunday  School (Life Group) leaders that serve on Sunday morning.

- Recruit and Train  Connect Group (small Group) leaders that serve on Wednesday night.

- Plan & Implement annual and monthly youth and college events. (Camp, Mission Trip, Dnow, Fall Retreat, Girls wkd, etc.)

- Manage and lead 4 part time associates and 6 interns for youth and college ministry.

- Coordinate Student "Lead Teams"  (drama, praise team, A/V team, cafe, greeter, etc.)

- Preach/Teach regularly in small and large group settings for youth, median, and senior adults as well as singles.

- Coordinate adult Youth Advisory Team that meets quarterly.

- Manage and facilitate budget, volunteers, lead teams, events, activities, facilities, parents, and students.

- Fill pulpit for Pastor regularly on Sunday morning, Sunday nights and Tuesday morning pastors Bible study.

- Teach Bible class for home school students and sub regularly at local Christian School.

Jul 2006Mar 2011

Associate Pastor Evangelism and Student Ministry

First Baptist Church Mountain Home

- Managed 2500 Square foot youth room

- Recruited and Trained 18 Sunday School teachers that served on Sunday morning avg. 75 plus teenagers.

- Recruited and Trained 12 Sunday Night home group leaders that served on avg. 120 plus teenagers.

- Plan and implemented annual and monthly youth events.

- Plan and implemented outreach strategy for local schools and school events

- Served as the "Youth Ministry Coordinator" for the White River Baptist Association.

- Coordinated area wide youth rally's with other youth pastors twice a year.

- Taught break out group each Summer at Super Summer Arkansas.

- Led 4 interns for youth and college ministry.

- Coordinated student leadership teams.

- Taught youth wide weekly worship event on Wednesday nights avg. 100 plus students.

- Led adult youth council for youth and college ministries.

- Managed budget, facility, volunteers, student and adult leadership teams, activities, and events.

- Filled pulpit for Pastor on Sunday mornings and Pastors weekly Bible Study for Senior adults regularly

- Served as Pastor of"Evangelism and Outreach" and planned church wide outreach events such as "Eggtravaganza, Trunk or Treat, Christmas programs, Leadership Summitt, and Servant Saturdays.

May 2001Jul 2006

Associate Pastor Singles and Young Marrieds

Lake Arlington Baptist Church

- Coordinated and managed Singles and Young Married small groups and Sunday School

- Coordinated and managed Singles and Young Married events and activities

- Created outreach program for Singles and Young Married

- Led leadership teams for Singles and Young Married ministry

- Preached weekly in Young Singles and Career worship event avg. over 150 young adults.

- Facilitated church wide recreation events for young families (upward, flag football, softball, marriage retreat)

- Created three new Singles departments (SLIFE 1 (age 22-26) SLIFE 2 (age 27-34) SLIFE 3 (age 35 - 49)

- Created three new Young Married departments (Newly/Nearly married - Married w/ babies - Married w/ children)

- Trained and certified to lead "Prepare and Enrich" marriage counseling

- Officiated 50 plus weddings over 5 years through our singles ministry

- Filled pulpit for Pastor on Sunday mornings quarterly

Jul 1998May 2001

BSM Director

Wayland Baptist University

- Responsible for campus wide chapel service each week for over 1500 students and faculty.

- Responsible for campus wide Fall Revival and Passion Week activities each Fall and Spring.

- Coordinated 33 BSM ministry teams including recreation, Disciple Now, Praise Team, and small groups.

- Main preacher at campus wide weekly worship event averaging over 200 college students.

- Worked closely with pastors of local churches associated with Wayland.

- Managed BSM building along with budget and resources from BGCT.

- Served on the "Student Life" planning team at Wayland Baptist University.

- Taught youth ministry classes in the Religion department at WBU.

- Regularly served as a interim minister and filled pulpits in local churches in South Plains area.

- Managed a BSM staff of 8 paid and 36 non-paid weekly.

References

Edd Spurlock

Executive Pastor FBC Benton, AR

John Thielepape

Director of Missions Parker County Baptist Association

Steve Maltempi

Louisiana Baptist Convention Student Strategist

Dr. Ed Laymance

Founder and Director Impact Family Guidance Center

Richard Cody

Executive Director at Ellis Baptist Association

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Education

Aug 2005Dec 2007

Master of Arts in Religious Education

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Aug 1988Aug 1991

East Texas Baptist University

Studied Business Administration and played baseball

Aug 1986May 1988

High School Diploma

Arlington High School

Skills

Guitar
Web Site Design
Experience in multiple web site design applications.
Photoshop and Video Editing
Microsoft Office
Skilled at all Microsoft Office applications.  This includes Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Publisher.