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We are an all-inclusive group, with members from many diverse backgrounds coming together to celebrate Christ's love for us and to spread his love around the community and the world. We are Hyde Park Christian Church, a generous and loving congregation of Christians coming together to find strength and protection in God when times are hard, to celebrate God when he blesses us, to worship Him, and to continue to study and grow in our faith. 

Senior Minister

Pastor Jackie is the proud parent of four charming children and one charming church. Married to member Sam Hammett, she loves mocha frappacinos, travelling to the mountains, bikram (hot!) yoga, and spending time with the people she loves. A devoted Longhorn, Jackie did undergraduate work at the University of Texas and St. Edward's University.  She has a Masters of Divinity and a Doctorate of Ministry from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

Pastor Jackie is very active in the Austin community and currently serves as a Past President of the Austin Downtown Lions Club, Past Chair of the Texas Bible Chair Foundation, and adult leader in Boy Scout of Troop 46.  She has two musically gifted pets, a black lab named Rachmaninoff (Rocky) and a black and white cat named Shostakovich (Shosti). 

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Associate Minister

Stephen has served in ministry at Hyde Park Christian Church as an Associate Minister for Outreach and Education since February of 2014. He holds a Master of Divinity from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary and a completed his undergraduate in Plan II and Religious Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Stephen is also a board-certified hospital chaplain for Ascension Seton.

Stephen joined Hyde Park in 2011 as a musician and vocalist in the choir, loves traveling and playing games with his wife and two boys, and playing guitar around the campfire.

Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), was founded on American soil in the early 1800s, not because founders felt they had a monopoly on the truth or a better creed than the folks down the street, but because we hold as primary our unity in Christ with openness and diversity in practice and belief. In a time of extreme divisions in society and in our churches, Disciples emphasize that we are “a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world.”

For more information on Disciples of Christ, visit our Denomination's home page here

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