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.
REV. DR. JACQUELINE BAKER HAMMETT
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).
REV. STEPHEN C. ROBINSON
Since February of 2014, Stephen has served as a commissioned and now ordained minister to Hyde Park Christian Church as an Associate Minister for Outreach and Education. 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 chaplain for the Seton Healthcare Family.
Stephen joined Hyde Park in 2011 as a musician and vocalist in the choir, is a proud father to his son, Weston, and loves performing music and drama.
Tony was also commissioned for ministry at the Bluebonnet Area Assembly in 2012. By day, Tony Vencill works with computers and designs software for Cisco Systems Inc. In his spare time, he is a volunteer at the Blood and Tissue Center of Central Texas and occasionally at Habitat for Humanity. Tony serves as the head of the Outreach Committee, leads the Fellowship Class twice a month here at HPCC, frequently serves as a deacon, and organized and promoted HPCC’s CROP Walk involvement.
Tony’s favorite hobby is scuba diving, which he has done in Lake Travis, Cozumel Mexico, Media Luna Mexico, and off the coast of Pensacola, Florida. He also enjoys riding his Harley, Thai and Italian food, and is a whiz at making toast and ice.
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.”
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