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Meet the HAB Staff

  • Kyle Reese
    Pastor
    (904) 396-7745, ext. 303
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  • Kyle Reese has been the senior pastor at Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church since May 1, 2006. He is married to Amy, and they are parents of Peyton, Hannah, and Wyatt.
    Kyle is an alumnus of Leadership Jacksonville (Class of 2008) and Leadership Florida Class XXVIII. One of his favorite things about serving Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church is that it gives him an opportunity to serve the larger community. Kyle is on the boards of OneJax, San Marco Rotary, Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville, and Youth Leadership Jacksonville. He is a co-host, with Nancy Broner, of WJCT’s “Faith Matters.”
    Active in Baptist life, Kyle serves on the board of Baptist News Global, as well as in various leadership roles within the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. He served as the preacher at the 2011 Cooperative Baptist Fellowship General Assembly in Tampa, Florida.
    Dr. Reese holds degrees from Wayland Baptist University, George W. Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor University, and Northern Baptist Theological Seminary.
  • Tommy Shapard
    Minister of Music and Worship
    (904) 396-7745, ext. 374
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  • Tommy has been the Minister of Music and Worship at HAB since 2008. In addition to planning worship and providing pastoral care, he is the conductor for the Sanctuary Choir, Master Ringers, HAB Youth Choir, and the graded children’s choirs.
    He earned his Bachelor of Music Education degree from Baylor University in 1997, graduating magna cum laude and receiving the School of Music’s Annual Senior Award for Outstanding Music Educator. Tommy received his Master of Divinity degree in 2004 from Emory University’s Candler School of Theology. He received a Master of Music in Music Performance (Conducting) at the University of North Florida under Dr. Cara Tasher in 2016.
    Over 18 years, Tommy has served churches in Texas, Florida, and Georgia. He served on the Extra-musical Subcommittee for the newest Baptist hymnal, Celebrating Grace (2010), served on the Worship Planning Committee for the 20th Anniversary General Assembly of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF), and was a presenter at Candler’s Festival of Congregational Song in 2012.
    Outside of the church, Shapard is the co-conductor for the Training Choir of the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus and a member of ACDA, Choristers Guild, and Handbell Musicians of America. Tommy is married to Rachel. They have three children, Drew, Kate, and Mac. He enjoys running, playing with his kids, and going on dates with his wife.
  • BrittBritt Hester
    Minister of Youth and Mission
    (904) 396-7745, ext. 316
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  • Britt became our Minister of Youth & Mission on September 1, 2015. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from Mercer University’s McAfee School of Theology in Atlanta, GA and a Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies from Shorter College in Rome, GA. While at McAfee, he received the William Ollie and Nell Ray Key Excellence in Leadership Award and was elected Co-Class President for the Class of 2013.
    Britt has over 8 years of ministry experience in a variety of roles. Prior to joining HAB’s staff, Britt served as Minister of Youth & Missions at Heritage Baptist Church in Cartersville, GA. While in college and seminary, he served as the Student Ministry Intern at First Baptist Church of Rome, GA, worked as a Director and Bible Study Leader for Passport camps, and lead various youth retreats with churches from Alabama and Georgia.
    Britt is married to Courtney, who grew up in Jacksonville and attended HAB during her formative years. Courtney serves as an oncology chaplain for Baptist Health MD Anderson and is ordained in the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Britt & Courtney are the proud parents of Toby, a Cardigan Welsh Corgi that keeps them active by insisting on a daily walk through the Riverside/Avondale neighborhood where they reside. In his free time, Britt enjoys traveling, going on dates with his wife, and watching/participating in sports.
  • Anne England
    Minister of Christian Education
    (904) 396-7745, ext. 308
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  • Anne became our Minister of Youth on March 1, 2011. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Baylor University in 2001. Anne then attended Emory University’s Candler School of Theology, where she received her Master of Theological Studies degree in 2003. She has been in ministry for over 7 years and has served churches both in Florida and South Carolina. Anne brings to her work the desire to walk with students and adults in their faith journey. She is married to Jordan, a South Carolina native.
  • Vickie Landers
    Church Administrator
    (904) 396-7745, ext. 304
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  • Ms. Landers is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of North Florida with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. She joined the staff at HAB in the fall of 2002, after working several years in the public accounting field and five years in corporate accounting.
  • Laraine Humbert
    Pastoral Assistant, Church Pianist
    (904) 396-7745, ext. 333
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  • Cameron McCall
    Communications & Bookkeeping Assistant
    (904) 396-7745, ext. 306
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  • Linda Nelson
    Office Assistant
    (904) 396-7745, ext. 302
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  • Eleanor Rogers
    Pastoral Care
  • Andrew Clarke
    Church Organist
  • Julie Babcock
    Media Library Specialist
  • Gene Maszy
    Volunteer Food Service Director