Rev. Enid Henderson
Enid S. Henderson currently serves as Pastor of Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Houston, Texas. Previously, she served as Executive Pastor of Jones Memorial United Methodist Church, giving leadership to all areas of ministry, leadership development, communication, branding, and provided administrative oversight. Prior to serving in fulltime ministry, Enid was founding owner and Chief Executive Officer of ESH Public Relations & Advertising firm specializing in strategic planning, strategic marketing and communications, graphic and web design, and advertising and public relations. Enid has more than 20 years of experience and expertise in these areas with a client portfolio that included small to large businesses, professional athletes, political figures, authors and speakers, universities, and churches. Enid earned a Master of Divinity degree at Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and Journalism with an emphasis of Public Relations from Texas Southern University.
It’s a virtual world…but the truth is, it has been for some time now. How we communicate and introduce our ministry to others for the first time, through our digital thumbprint, can often be the deciding factor on whether there will be a second opportunity to (re)connect. I work with churches of all denominations and sizes to help create and build their brand; evaluate and develop website needs and designs; help streamline communications in a way that messaging is specific to their context, congregation, mission field and target audience; and ensure social media is intentionally and effectively reaching its demographics. After serving in this way for more than 20 years, I know that each church, its budget, staff and volunteers are unique and have their strengths and limitations. I recognize how equipping and connecting churches with the right tools and resources, no matter the size of the church, staff, budget and/or volunteer depth, can level the field and deepen the reach. The process doesn’t have to be overly complicated, but your God given message and ministry, does have to be strategically communicated.
Rev. Greg Oberg
Greg Oberg grew up as a NASA brat in Dickinson, TX. He went to Texas A&M University and was a part of the Corps of Cadets. After graduating from A&M, the Obergs went to Wilmore, KY for Greg to attend Asbury Theological Seminary for three years.
After serving in a variety of churches, Greg was honored to be selected as the SHSU Wesley Director in April of 2012. He has a passion for helping young adults connect with a greater life in Jesus Christ. In May of 2015, for his dedication to campus ministry, Greg received the Francis Asbury Award. Greg is also a certified Health & Life Coach and is currently enrolled in the Disney Institute.
When not serving in ministry, Greg can be found running 5Ks. Greg also loves going on cruises with his family. Greg and his wife Georgia met at the Texas A&M Wesley Foundation and have been married since 1999. They have three kids: Wesley, Lincoln, and Lexi.
How a faith community projects themselves is important. Does your church brand well? In other words, is your crew energized with swag, gear, shirts, promotional materials? People bring new people. Putting tangible tools in their hands matters. In the sink-or-swim, fast-paced life in campus ministry, Greg knows all-to-well how good marketing and branding can attract new people to your team, so that they may also meet Jesus in a life-changing way, again and again.
Rev. Dr. Vastine Watson, Jr.
Dr. Watson is a 15-year UMC Pastor, who holds a Doctor of Ministry from Southern Methodist University, Perkins Seminary, Dallas, he is Executive Director of Kingdom Blue Productions, member of Black Methodists for Church Renewal, and specializes in church and non-profit marketing.
As a pastor in the Texas Annual Conference of the UMC, Dr. Vastine Watson Jr. has helped small to medium churches and nonprofits to expand their mission within the community, and the world. Dr. Watson believes authentic assessment, careful analysis, and training leads to a clear vision, and genuine presentation of a ministries mission and direction; and ultimately, transformational impact in their assigned community. He would like to assist you in promoting your ministry.
Rev. Irv White
Prior to answering the call to pastoral leadership in 2005, I spent twenty years as an Emmy Award winning television news and sports reporter and anchor in Kentucky, Florida, Alabama, Texas, and Tennessee.
For nineteen years I served as Director of Marketing for Windsor Village UMC, ten of those years as an associate pastor.
I consider myself to be a pretty good storyteller with lots of DIY knowledge in graphic design, video production, and launching a virtual worship service. If you are looking for creative ways to elevate the look and feel of your church among your members and the community I can probably help.
I can help you create and execute simple marketing strategies that will allow you to be consistent and effective in telling your church’s story.