kirk gentzel
missional communities pastor

Kirk joined our staff in March 2015. He is passionate about helping people far from God connect with the local church, trust Jesus and become lifelong disciples. He wakes up every day excited to join God in working for the good of Plano! 

Kirk grew up in a small town two hours northeast of Amarillo called Perryton. He attended Hardin-Simmons University where he earned a Bachelor of Behavioral Science in Theology and met the love of his life, Kerra. They were married in the summer of 2005 just after graduation and now have two beautiful children, Carter and Kennedi. In 2011, Kirk completed a Master of Arts in Religion from B.H. Carroll.  Professionally, Kirk has served as Student Pastor at First Baptist Church Sherman and Lake Hills Church in Austin. Most recently he served as Pastor of Young Adults and Discipleship at First Baptist Church Kaufman. His happiest place is the Ballpark in Arlington, and he loves to run, listen to good records, eat with friends, and take in a good concert.

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