3901 Speedway,Austin TX 78751

LEADERSHIP

Pastors & Staff

Dr. J. Kie Bowman

SENIOR PASTOR

Dr. Bowman has served as Senior Pastor since joining the Hyde Park Baptist Church staff in 1997. In this position, he serve as the pastoral leader of all ministries of the church.
Background
I was born in Fairbanks, Alaska in 1956, I accepted Jesus Christ as a teenager in Alaska. I hold a Doctor of Ministry degree in New Testament Interpretation from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas, where I also received a Master of Divinity degree. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Religion from the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Kentucky.
In 1981, Tina and I married. We have three children: Amanda, who works in advertising in New York; Laura, who works in public relations in Austin; and Joseph, who works in film and graphics in Austin.
Personal Testimony
I received Christ at First Baptist Church of Fairbanks, Alaska as a teenager. At the same time the Jesus Movement broke out among the hippies at my school, and I watched students transformed from the drug culture to the “Jesus Freaks” of the early 1970’s. Even though I had trusted Christ, I wandered away from that commitment during my high school years; but I could not ignore two things. First, the consistent witness of my Christian parents and their obvious happiness in life was a huge witness to me. Second, those born again hippies from the Jesus Movement impressed me because of their bold, evangelistic witness in our school, their commitment to prayer and Bible study, and their joy in the Lord. When I was 19, the Holy Spirit began to convict me of my sin and while sitting in a room full of unsaved friends, unnoticed by anyone, I prayerfully recommitted my life to Christ. In that instant, God transformed my life and I have never looked back, and I have never been the same.

Kent Jennings

EXECUTIVE PASTOR

Joining our staff in August 2005, Kent Jennings is the Executive Pastor. As such, he oversees all operations, finances and facilities of the church.

Hixon Frank

DISCIPLESHIP PASTOR

Joining our staff in March of 2015, Hixon serves as overall visionary/coach of our Discipleship Ministry and leads our Pastoral Team. Hixon and his wife Margie have served churches in Texas and Oklahoma since their college days together at Texas Tech University and bring over 25 years of ministry experience to Hyde Park and the Quarries Church.

SL Bradley

MINISTER OF SPORTS AND RECREATION

S.L. Bradley is the Minister of Sports and Recreation at Hyde Park Baptist & The Quarries Church. He is responsible for the day to day operations and ministries of the Christian Life Center and the Quarries Recreation Park. S.L. is a 1993 graduate of Sam Houston State University, with a degree in education. He also earned a master's degree in Educational Administration from Texas State University in 2006. Coach Bradley has coached and mentored students for 22 years in Texas and Maryland. 

Jonathan Bowman

CAMPUS PASTOR

 

Mickey Henderson

WORSHIP PASTOR

 

Russell Hartsfield

MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS PASTOR

Russell has served as Media & Communications Pastor since joining the staff at Hyde Park in December 2014. In this position, he serves as pastoral leader overseeing AVL systems, website, graphic design, social media, broadcasting, streaming, digital signage, internal and external communications.

Dr. Nicole Fitzpatrick

DIRECTOR OF COUNSELING

Beginning in 2006, Dr. Nicole Fitzpatrick assumed the role of the Director of Hyde Park Counseling Center. She received her Ph.D and Masters Degree from the University of Texas in Austin in the area of Educational Psychology. Her passions are counseling, assessment, and speaking to groups on the message of Galatians 2:20, “that we have been crucified with Christ and it is no longer we who live, but Christ who lives in us.” She specializes in the treatment of anxiety and depression.

Greg Parker

FACILITIES DIRECTOR

 

Leanne Messer

HP HEAD OF SCHOOL

 

Martha Carson

DIRECTOR, CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER

 

Melonie Esparza

DIRECTOR, HYDE PARK PRESCHOOL