???? I wanted to let you know that we had an awesome Board meeting tonight! I want to thank all of our leaders who were present with us and voted unanimously to hire Pastor Herman Stevenson as our new Associate Pastor. I am so excited to have Herman join our team!?Yeah! Woo Hoo!? I can’t wait for you?to meet Herman Stevenson and his wonderful family. Herman will begin his ministry with us next Monday, April 17th,?and you will get to meet his family the Sunday following Easter. Let me tell you a little about Herman.
????Herman grew up in Paul’s Valley and graduated from my alma mater, Cameron University, where he played football and graduated with a degree in Criminal Justice. Herman is currently?working on a second degree in Christian Studies from Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee. For the past five years Herman has?been a juvenile probation officer for Oklahoma City. He is also currently serving?as Youth Pastor at Immanuel Baptist Church here in Oklahoma City.
???? I did not know Herman until a couple of weeks ago, but our?Youth Pastor,?Ray Arechiga, knew Herman from his days of working at Kids Across America. When I learned about Herman’s background at KAA, Ray and I checked with some of our friends who knew Herman from camp. Stephan Moore couldn’t have been more complimentary. Eric Williams said that Herman had impeccable integrity and was a great “people person.” Jason Mirikitani worked with Herman and said, “Herman’s a ‘long ball hitter.'” You are going to love this guy!
????Herman’s wife, Dana, is a CASA worker with the Juvenile Bureau and she comes highly recommended from one of our members, Judge Roger Stuart. Dana’s work with neglected and deprived children is a perfect fit for our work in the?community with many kids who come from tough backgrounds, not to mention that she is a preacher’s kid.
????Herman and Dana have three kids: Jordan, Amaya, and James. They will join us Saturday morning for our Easter Egg Hunt and I hope you will introduce yourselves to them at that event. I am really excited about Herman joining our team and I know you will be blessed by the gifts that he and Dana?bring to our ministry at?BCC.
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