Church Staff

KEN PARVIN- Senior Pastor
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Ken Parvin has served as the senior pastor of Heucks Retreat Baptist Church since March 2005. He holds a B.S. from the University of South Alabama and an M.Div. from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Having been raised in Gulfport, MS, Ken was baptized, ordained as a deacon, and ordained into ministry at First Baptist Church-Gulfport. During his time spent in Gulfport he served as pastoral intern at First Baptist Church before being called as senior pastor of HRBC.
Ken and his wife, Sandra, were married in October 1989 and are the proud parents of two: Tyler, who was born in 1991, and Tanner, who was born in 1994.
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To contact Ken: kparvin@hrbaptist.net
 
STACEY SMITH- Minister of Music
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Stacey Smith has been serving as the Minister of Music at Heucks Retreat Baptist Church since October 2009. He has intensively studied music for many years, receiving an A.A from Copiah-Lincoln Community College in music, a B.S. in music from the University of Southern Mississippi, and additional training from University of Louisiana at Monroe (formerly Northeast Louisiana University). Stacey has been serving in music ministry since 1982.
Stacey and his wife, Debbie, were married in 1980 and are the parents of two sons and a daughter: Joshua, Leah, and Jonathan.
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To contact Stacey: ssmith@hrbaptist.net
 
BRETT RUSHING- Associate Pastor to Students
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Brett Rushing has been serving as the Associate Pastor to Students at Heucks Retreat since August 2016.  After graduating from the University of Southern Mississippi with a BA in Communication Studies in 2013, he went on to New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary where he has worked toward completing his Masters of Divinity with emphasis in Expository Preaching.  Brett has served in voluntary roles for churches since he graduated high school in 2009 and his heart has always been for students.  Brett has a desire to see students come to know the Lord and grow in their relationship with Him.  Brett’s parents and sister currently live in the Jackson area.
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To contact Brett: brushing@hrbaptist.net
ANITA SCHMIDT- Ministry Assistant
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 Anita Schmidt joined our staff as Ministry Assistant in August 2016.  Anita is a native Mississippian and a resident of Wesson for the past seven years.  She attended Hinds Community College, majoring in Business Administration, and has an extensive background in administrative support.  Anita and her husband, Ed, were married in 1973 and are the parents of a son and a daughter and have three grandsons.
 
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