The Hendricks Center
About The Hendricks Center
The key to any organization is leadership. And the key to any leader is the heart. That’s why our focus at The Hendricks Center is the leader’s heart. Through programs, processes, and media resources, we seek to shape leaders who are passionately committed to God and His Word while personally compelled by God’s love for each person. This is the way of Christ, who showed that it takes courage to lead, compassion to serve, and both to impart the hope of the gospel. For a discussion of our approach, watch this Table Podcast episode: “Leading with Courage and Compassion.”
The Hendricks Center STAFF & LEADERSHIP
Executive Director for Christian Leadership: Bill oversees transformational processes such as LEAD and Giftedness and hosts the Table Podcast.
Dr. Darrell Bock
Executive Director for Cultural Engagement: Darrell oversees the equipping of leaders to engage with a pluralistic culture including CE chapels, webinars, events, and the Table Podcast.
Assistant Director: Kym oversees the department’s workflow, coaches personnel, generally keeps Darrell and Bill in line, and hosts the Table Podcast.
Kymberli Cook (ThM, 2015) is the Assistant Director of the Hendricks Center, overseeing the workflow of the department, online content creation, Center events, and serving as Giftedness Coach and Table Podcast Host. She is also a doctoral student in Theological Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary, pursuing research connected to unique individuality, the image of God, and providence. When she is not reading for work or school, she enjoys coffee, cooking, and spending time outdoors with her husband and daughters.
Dr. Mikel Del Rosario
Project Manager for Cultural Engagement: Mikel primarily focuses on the Table podcast as producer and host, discussing issues of God and culture.
Mikel Del Rosario (ThM, 2017) is Project Manager for Cultural Engagement. He is a doctoral candidate in New Testament at DTS and Adjunct Professor of Apologetics and World Religion at William Jessup University. Mikel co-authors articles for Bibliotheca Sacra with Darrell Bock, manages the Table Podcast, and helps Christians explain the Christian faith with courage and compassion though his apologetics ministry. He holds a ThM from DTS and an MA in Apologetics from Biola University. He loves public speaking, singing, and playing the guitar.
Web Content Specialist: Kasey coordinates our digital content and manages the LEAD program.
Kasey Olander is the Web Content Specialist of the Hendricks Center. Originally from the Houston area, she graduated from The University of Texas at Dallas with a Bachelor’s degree in Arts & Technology. She has also been an Associate Director with the Baptist Student Ministry, working with college students at UT Dallas and Rice University, particularly focusing on discipleship and evangelism training. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree at DTS. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, having interesting conversations, and spending time with her husband.
Office Manager: Cheyenne keeps the office running smoothly (thank heavens).
Cheyenne Coote is a current ThM student at Dallas Theological Seminary. During her time at DTS, she has been involved in Black Student Fellowship, helping to plan and organize events that fostered community for Black students on campus and that engaged the larger student body on issues that affect Black Americans as it relates to ministry. In her free time, she loves to read realistic fiction, cook/eat, and spend time with family and friends.
Networking and Publicity Strategist: Andrew helps us maintain and create connections with likeminded ministry partners.
Andrew Feng holds a ThM and is a Senior Fellow at Dallas Seminary. Prior to ministry, Andrew graduated from USC with corporate finance and started out his consulting career at KPMG.
Currently, Andrew serves as the US Lead for Indigitous which is focused on digital missions: mobilizing young adults for missions with innovative ways of engaging them with their giftedness beyond the four church walls.
Andrew and his wife served abroad for five years where they also adopted their special needs son. They have a heart for international students and continue to minister among them in Dallas, Texas.
Dr. Christina Crenshaw
Research Associate: Christina’s work with us focuses on faith and work conversations along with helping us thoughtfully challenge cultural narratives.
Dr. Christina Crenshaw is a professor, researcher, writer, and human trafficking fighter. She has nearly 20 years experience in education. She has taught faith and writing, vocational leadership, and human trafficking courses as a Lecturer at Baylor University. She held an Assistant Professor position in English and Education at California Baptist University. She has also co-published and presented on human trafficking curriculum research in peer reviewed journals and at academic conferences. Dr. Crenshaw and her husband of 18 years enjoy raising two adorable, wild boys in Waco, TX. They enjoy traveling, hiking, and doing mission trips together.
Dr. Kevin Hawkins
Cultural Engagement Associate: Kevin helps strengthen our network with pastors and undergraduate students as well as our conversations on racial justice.
Dr. Kevin Hawkins was born and raised in Dallas. He was part of the state championship team that was featured in “Friday Night Lights” and more recently 30 for 30 ESPN documentary. He is the founding pastor of Anointed Fellowship Bible Church. He and his wife Erika are proud parents and grandparents. He is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary (ThM 2003), received a doctoral degree from DTS in 2017, and worked for DTS for a total of 15 years. He serves as professor of Theological Studies as well as Vice President of Student Services and Development at Southern Bible Institute and College. Dr. Hawkins also accepted the call to be the second senior pastor of the historic Bibleway Bible Church in Dallas. He is a certified bbq connoisseur and charter member of the DTS bbq club.
About Howard “Prof” Hendricks
Dr. Howard G. Hendricks, known simply as “Prof,” directly or indirectly touched millions of lives in the evangelical community and beyond. For more than sixty years Prof served on the faculty of Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS), where he taught more than ten thousand students. He served as the chairman of the Center for Christian Leadership for over twenty years. He also ministered in person in more than eighty countries. Through speaking engagements, radio, tapes, films, the sixteen books he authored and coauthored, countless journal and popular-market articles, his service on numerous boards, and his work as a chaplain to the Dallas Cowboys (1976–1984), his reach was and is worldwide.
His legacy, in partnership with Jeanne, his wife of more than sixty-five years, includes four children and six grandchildren. Holding large audiences enthralled at venues such as Billy Graham’s conference center or Promise Keepers’ stadium rallies, Prof would confide, “It’s wonderful to be here with you, but I have a group of delicious students waiting for me back at the seminary.”