Prayer and Freedom Pastor at Beltway Park
Bromley is devoted to spreading a powerful and vital message across American and around the globe. In her internationally-recognized keynote, "Our Little Secret," and her books, Bromley uses her own life story to break the silence on sexual abuse, and to bring hope and healing, empowering other on a journey from victim to Victory Over Impossible Circumstances. Bromley is the founder of OneVOICE and the founder and Executive Director of OneVOICE4freedom, a non-profit organization stopping child sex trafficking around the world.
Delvin Atchinson - Cornerstone Lecture
Texas Baptists welcomed David Atchinson, former pastor of Antioch Baptist Church in Waco, as director of Great Commission Team.
Atchinson recieved a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Divinity from George W. Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor University. He also holds an honorary Doctorate of Divinity from St. Thomas Christian College.
He began preaching as a college freshman and served as a pastor for 32 years at the following Texas churches: Old Providence Missionary Baptist Church in Branchville, Progressive Missionary Baptist Church in Cameron, Bethel Baptist Church in Crockett and Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Waco.
He has also served on the board of the Missionary Baptist General Convention of Texas and as vice president of the Waco Ministerial Alliance.
At one of the chapel services in seminary, Taylor heard the challenge to "do what makes your heart sing." That began his journey to Graffiti to show Christ's love meeting tangible needs. He has an M.Div. from Princeton Seminary and a Ph.D. from Golden Gate Baptist Seminary. Taylor has written a number of books, including Upside Down Freedom, Upside Down Leadership, Upside Down Devotion, Squat, Mercy Streets, and A Church Called Graffiti. His wife Susan serves in collegiate ministry and is also a writer. Their two sons have both returned to NYC, each leading other Baptist ministries. Taylor has been the pastor of Graffiti since 1986.
Student Testimony Chapel
A time of student testimony and worship.
Compassion Alumni, Founder of Youth Arise Africa - Representing Compassion International
Driven to empower the next generation with leadership and entrepreneurial skills, David Kirika most recently served as the Youth Pastor at Christ is the Answer Ministries in Nairobi, Kenya. He is passionate about young people and believes they can be positive influences within the culture if equipped with the right motivation, tools and environment. David’s sponsors’ belief in him caused him to start believing in himself, giving him the confidence he needed to pursue his God-given passions. He joined Compassion’s Leadership Development Program and in 2013, graduated with honors from Pan Africa Christian University with his bachelor’s degree in business leadership. David is the founder of Youth Arise Africa and a standup comedian on national television in Kenya. An enthusiastic and humorous communicator, David enjoys candidly sharing his story and speaking on the power of hope, Christian leadership, youth development, Godly mentorship, and walking in God’s plan for your life.
Dr. David Wilhite
A native of Columbus, Georgia, Dr. Wilhite has served on the pastoral staff of two churches in Birmingham, Alabama, and he is frequently invited to speak, supply preach, and help as interim pastor for various churches. After living and studying in Scotland at the University of St. Andrews, he taught for two years at Seattle Pacific University. He came to Truett in the Fall of 2007, where he teaches a required course in early Christian studies, as well as other electives in historical theology.
John Whitten came to Pioneer Drive in the fall of 2003 as a freshman at Hardin-Simmons University. While at HSU, he met his wife, Elya and finished with a degree in Business Management and a Master's of Divinity at Logsdon Seminary. He serves as Lead Pastor for the gathering. He loves to run so that he can eat lots of Mexican food! He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry degree and chasing three children—Sam, Sarah Kate and Savannah. Nothing excites John more than people finding hope today and forevermore in Jesus Christ!
As one who grew up never attending church; not becoming a Christian until his junior year in college, the non-traditional path of Pastor Bobby Dagnel has given him a unique connection with the unchurched, and the ability to teach, discuss, and apply the scriptures in a way that appeals to a broad group of people from diverse backgrounds. After being suspended from the University of Oklahoma, Bobby embarked upon a search to find meaning and purpose in life. Through the initial concern and gentle inquiry of a co-worker, and the subsequent counsel of a local pastor, Bobby would commit his life to Christ and set the direction for his life. With a strong sense of calling, a razor-like focus, and while working 60-hour weeks as a welder, Bobby continued his educational pursuits at The University of Texas in Tyler, completing a Bachelor of Business of Administration in management and a minor in marketing. This was followed by a Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. In addition, he has completed the classroom requirements for the Doctor of Ministry degree at Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary, focusing on church and culture, with specific emphasis on bioethical issues related to organ donation.
Addressing tough questions we may have when walking on our faith journey.
Michael and Natalie Cleveland
Worship/Testimony chapel led by Michael Cleveland (Senior Pastor) and his wife Natalie Cleveland (Creative Director) who Pastor at "River of Life Church."
Travis Craver - Christmas/Communion
A time to reflect on the birth of our Savior and partake in Communion together as an HSU community.
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