The Great Commission: "Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you," as our Lord says in Matthew 28:19-20. All must be born again! We witness to every color, every culture, every means ... and those of no means at all. Our group emphasizes personal relationship with God (salvation), each other (fellowship), and others (evangelism).
Eternity Now's beliefs are built on the sure foundation of Jesus Christ, pledging He is the only way of salvation and the 66 books of the Holy Bible are the sole source of unerring information about faith, hope and love. See our full Statement of Faith.
The Rev. Kyle Huckins, Ph.D. (pictured), is Eternity Now's pastor and evangelist. He's also a nationally award-winning media professional and researcher.
His ministry has spread from coast to coast and border to border, preaching in person in 21 states and the District of Columbia. He's ministered in everything from small neighborhood congregations to international meetings. He has been ordained clergy since 2003 and in professional media starting in 1989.
A passionate believer in fostering biblically based diversity, Huckins has worked in media, academia and the church to enable equal opportunity and input for those of every color. Originally ordained by a onetime Southern Baptist mission, he has filled the pulpit for more than 70 congregations of 20+ Christian denominations and movements and with memberships mainly Caucasian, Latino, Native and African American. He served predominantly Black churches for over a decade.
The Texas Panhandle has been his spiritual home since he started at West Texas State University in 1986. He first worked full-time and preached in Amarillo. "I loved it here from the beginning," Huckins says. "The people are friendly and straightforward, land beautiful and at times challenging, and there is surprising diversity in both those."
Huckins has been honored 25 times by such groups as the Evangelical Press Association, Religion News Association, Society of Professional Journalists and Amy Foundation for his professional media work. He has received three awards for his scholarship, too, which has appeared in The Social Science Journal and Journal of Media and Religion, among other publications. He's written a pair of books, the latest winning a national eLit Award for best religion work and an Indiana Society of Professional Journalists honor for best nonfiction book.
"My greatest honor, however, has been to help lead others to Christ," he says. "That God would use me in His ministry still amazes me, and I am grateful for the Lord's calling."