Theologian in Residence

Dr. Dennis Newkirk
Theologian in Residence
Dennis and Marcia Newkirk spent 43 years as the lead pastors of three churches, culminating in 25 years at Henderson Hills Baptist Church leading that church to grow from 800 attendees to over 3000!
They have three sons, all of whom are married and six grandchildren.  Two of their sons are pastors in Phoenix, Arizona, and one son is a licensed professional counselor in Prescott, Arizona.
Marcia is a Registered Nurse, working primarily in the ER and ICU.  She left nursing to care for their sons, and she then became the Director of Women’s Ministry at HHBC.  Marcia has a passion for supporting pastors’ wives.  This is a ministry that has had far-reaching impacts.
Dennis has published four books, served as an adjunct professor of Alliance Theological Seminary and Nyack College, and preacher in various states and overseas. He is a committed theologian, known for his commitment to the teaching of Scripture and the great doctrines of the Christian faith.