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Date of Birth:           April 11th, 1970

Married:                     Gretchen Gimbert on August 23, 1997

                                     Occupational Therapist  at Arlington Independent School District

Children:                    Preston (18) is a senior at Arlington Martin High School.  Will be attending Ouachita                                                                                          Baptist University in Arkadelphia, AR in Fall 2018 on academic and athletic scholarship.                                                                                  Plays baseball, French Horn, and Soccer.

                                      Tanner (16) is a sophomore at Arlington Martin High School.  Team manager on the                                                                                         Varsity basketball team and a member of the Martin Bass Fishing Team.  Competes in                                                                                     the Texas High School Bass Fishing association.

                                      Taylor (14) is an eighth grader at Pantego Christian Academy in Arlington, Tx.  She plays                                                                                 the clarinet in the band, sings in the middle school choir, and plays basketball for the                                                                                     school and soccer on a city team since 2nd grade.

- Married Gretchen Marie Gimbert 20 years ago on August 23rd, 1997.

- Accepted Christ at age 7 at a home church revival.

- Surrendered to full time ministry at age 15 at youth camp at Falls Creek encampment

- Licensed to ministry at age 19 after being hired as part time youth pastor at FBC Sims, Tx

- Ordained into ministry at age 26 after graduating seminary and hired as full time college pastor at Shiloh Terrace B.C.

- Played baseball at East Texas Baptist and Dallas Baptist University

- Priorities are my wife and family, fishing and hunting, reading and cheering on home town sports teams


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.

Work experience

Associate Pastor youth and college and Pastoral Care and Counseling 

Hillcrest Baptist Church - (Avg. 1100 in worship - 950 S.S.)
Mar 2011Present

- Currently Serve on the "Student Ministry Planning Team" for Southern Baptist of Texas Convention.

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

- Currently Manage 9000 square foot Student Building .

- 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 Mentor part time associates and 12 interns for youth and college ministry.

- Preach/Teach regularly in small/large group settings for young, median, and senior adults.

- Visit hospitals and nursing homes every Tuesday as associate pastor.

- Perform followup visits from previous Sunday every week and other outreach as associate pastor.

- Serve on multiple church committees as associate pastor including long range planning, personnel,  and budget.

- Manage and oversee multiple ministry budgets, volunteers, lead teams,, activities,  and facilities.

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

- Substitute teach at local schools and preach chapel at local Christian high school (TEA and ACSI certified)

- Oversee church wide support groups (Divorce Care, Grief Share, Celebrate Recovery) I am a Board Certified Christian Counselor and member of Association Biblical Counselors.

- Provide wedding counseling and perform weddings and funerals regularly as associate pastor duties. (Certified Prepare and Enrich Counselor)

Associate Pastor Evangelism and Student Ministry

First Baptist Church Mountain Home  -   (Avg. 1200 in worship - 1050 S.S.)
Jul 2006Mar 2011

- Recruited and Trained Sunday School teachers that served on Sunday morning.

- Recruited and Trained Sunday Night home group leaders

- Plan and implemented annual and monthly youth  and church wide outreach 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 groups each Summer at Super Summer Arkansas.

- Mentored college age interns for youth and college ministry.

- Coordinated student leadership teams.

- Main Speaker at youth wide weekly worship event on Wednesday nights

- Led adult youth council for youth and college ministries.

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

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

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

Associate Pastor Singles and Young Marrieds

Lake Arlington Baptist Church  - (Avg. 1550 in worship - 1350 S.S.)
May 2001Jul 2006

- Coordinated Singles and Young Married small groups and Sunday School

- Coordinated 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)

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

- Filled pulpit for Pastor on Sunday mornings quarterly

BSM Director

Wayland Baptist University - (2500 students on campus)
Jul 1998May 2001

- 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.


Masters of Arts in Christian Counseling

Dallas Baptist University
Jan. 2018Dec. 2018

The Master of Arts in Christian Counseling is a non-licensure, graduate program designed to provide Christ-centered education for practical ministry of Christian counseling. The program is designed for graduates who plan to counsel in the local church.

Masters of Theological Studies

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Jan. 2017 Dec. 2017

The Masters of Theological Studies provides theological education in Church History, Hermeneutics, , Biblical languages, New and Old Testament studies, and Systematic Theology.

Master of Arts in Christian Education

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Aug. 1995May 1998

The Masters of Arts in Christian Education provides an in depth study of Christian ministry in multiple areas including preschool, children, youth, college,  and adults.  Includes studies in education, counseling, group dynamics, human development, church growth, evangelism, and spiritual formation.

Bachelor of Business Administration

Dallas Baptist University
Aug 1991May 1993

Major in Management and Marketing with a background in finance, accounting, economics, and statistics.

High School Diploma

Arlington High School
Aug 1986May 1988


- Certified Prepare and Enrich Marriage Counselor

- Board Certified Christian Counselor

- Certified in Divorce Care and Grief Care

- Certified facilitator of Financial Peace

- Certified Bible Teacher through Association Christian Schools International

- Certified trainer through Association Biblical Counselors and American Association Christian Counselors


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