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.

Dr. John Turner

EXECUTIVE PASTOR / QUARRIES CHURCH PASTOR

Mike McDonough

BUSINESS & OPERATIONS PASTOR / QUARRIES CHURCH DISCIPLESHIP PASTOR

Mickey Henderson

WORSHIP PASTOR

Danny Bivens

DISCIPLESHIP PASTOR

Dan Gardner

SENIOR ADULT & PASTORAL CARE PASTOR

Carlos Cameron

STUDENT PASTOR

Alan Arthur

ASSIMILATION & YOUNG ADULT (COLLEGE & 20s) PASTOR

Beth Turner / Amanda McDonough

INTERIM CO-MINISTERS OF CHILDREN & PRESCHOOL

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.

Tony Gonzales

HISPANIC PASTOR

Nelson Ng

CHINESE PASTOR

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.

Martha Carson

DIRECTOR OF THE CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER

Melonie Esparza

DIRECTOR OF HYDE PARK PRESCHOOL