The Pastoral Resident Class is currently full. We will continue to review applications for the next Resident Class.
THE VISION | WHY A PASTORAL RESIDENCY
The pressures facing young pastors are many-sided, and there is little wonder that so many burn out and leave the ministry. Many leave seminary filled with theory, but lack the wisdom necessary to apply theology to local church life. Many struggle even to find a position. Those who do are often ill-equipped, and risk the double pain of wounding themselves, and a church in the process. Henderson Hills created the Pastoral Residency to help bridge the gap between seminary studies and local church pastoring. We want to help young pastors have the best possible chance of enduring in the ministry. We hope, over time, to raise up and release an army of faithful pastors.
THE JOB | WHAT THEY DO
HHBC Residents function as normal pastors in the life of our church. They preach, teach, write, counsel, lead Community Groups, and aim to simulate everything a Senior Pastor would regularly do all the while receiving regular mentoring and feedback from seasoned pastors. In addition to normal pastoral duties, the Residency involves a strong learning component learning practically by watching and participating in the various ministry departments of HHBC, and continued theological learning through our Table Talk program.
THE PLAN | WHERE THEY GO
The plan is to train up Residents and then release them to pastor. We hope to send many to serve other local churches across the country (or, when there is a need, right here at HHBC). Over time, we hope to send Residents to plant and revitalize churches right here in the OKC area.
THE RESIDENTS | WHO THEY ARE
Past: Parker was born and raised in Eastern North Carolina (Rocky Mount). He finished his MDiv at Southeastern in May of 2015, and has most recently served as a pastoral intern at First Baptist of Rocky Mount, North Carolina.
Present: Parker is married to Sara, and they have one son, Knox. Parker loves the Dallas Cowboys, is a newly minted Thunder Fan, and loves being outdoors. His favorite theological influence is Johnathan Edwards.
Past: David was born in Seoul, South Korea, and moved to Southern California at the age of 2, where he was raised in the Los Angeles area. David grew up in a pastor's home, and came to faith in Christ in middle school. After staying home for his undergraduate degree (UCLA), David switched coasts for seminary in Boston (MDiv from Gordon Conwell). After seminary, David, most recently, completed the Pastoral Internship at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C.
Present: Having spent time on both coasts, David is excited to finally experience life in the Heartland. He looks forward to watching his beloved Dodgers' Minor League team, providentially located in OKC but also to seeing new cultural things, like a rodeo.
Future: David's desire is to preach and pastor wherever God opens doors.
Past: Brett was born in Wichita, KS and moved to Edmond, OK at the age of 15. He became a member of Henderson Hills in 2005 and served in the Doulos program and as an intern with the Student Ministries. Brett moved to Louisville, KY in 2012 to pursue an MDiv at Southern Seminary. During his time in Kentucky Brett served Immanuel Baptist Church in the Immanuel Kids ministry.
Present: Brett is married to Sarah, and they have one daughter, Hannah. After spending four years out of state he and Sarah are excited about reconnecting with church family and friends. He enjoys playing volleyball and cheering for the OKC Thunder.
Future: Brett desires to spend his life preaching and pastoring in the local church in whatever opportunity the Lord provides.