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Meet Steve Cloud
by Tom Goodman
February 9, 2011

We're pleased to welcome Steve Cloud for consideration as our next Minister to Students!  Many of the Hillcrest students will remember him from Super Summer in Abilene, where he has led for 14 years.

Steve, 35, graduated from Hardin-Simmons University in 1997 and has been serving in student ministry ever since.  Steve's wife, Amy, is also a Hardin-Simmons graduate.  They have 2 girls: Meaghan is almost 10, and Meredith just turned 6.  He currently serves on staff at the Highland Baptist Church in Clovis, New Mexico, while also working as academic advisor for Wayland Baptist University in Clovis.

Steve Cloud and Family

In addition to leading student ministry, Steve has experience leading worship in several settings, notably fronting a praise band for a semester of the Sunday morning gathering of 70 college students at Southcrest Baptist Church in Lubbock.  Steve counts missions experience as important, and he's led teams to other cities and nations to engage in practical activities that share the love of God.  In fact, he and Amy just returned from Budapest where they served on the staff of MKR, the Missionary Kids Retreat for the teens of our International Mission Board missionaries.

You can meet Steve and his family this Saturday and Sunday, February 12-13.

For Students (Grades 7-12):  On Saturday at 6:30 p.m., students in grades 7-12 can meet the Clouds.  Since a free meal is included, tell us you're coming!  Text Paul at 512-789-7304.

For Youth Workers:  On Sunday at 8:45 a.m., youth workers and their families are invited to the Summit for a breakfast to meet the Clouds.  Again, text Paul at 512-789-7304.

For Parents:  Following the Sunday morning service, parents are invited to meet the Clouds in Room A-161 at 11:00 a.m.  This is for parents of elementary school children as well as for parents of middle school and high school students.  This gathering will take place during the Sunday School and Common Ground hour.

For All Members and Supporters of Hillcrest:  Following Sunday night classes, all members and supporters of Hillcrest are invited to the auditorium at 6:30 p.m. to meet the Clouds.

For All Members:  Please join us at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 16, in Room A-161, for a special called business meeting to vote on Steve Cloud as our next Minister to Students.

Absentee ballots will be available during the Sunday meetings, morning and evening, for those who cannot attend the Wednesday business meeting.

This is an exciting weekend for the Hillcrest family!  Come be a part of it!


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