Prestonwood Hires Special Needs Ministry Director

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PLANO, Texas – Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas, has expanded its staff with a key hire, with Nichole Huggins now serving as their new Special Needs Ministry Director. 

Prestonwood Baptist Church serves more than 12,000 attendees each week and is a pillar of faith in their community in the Dallas Metroplex. 

Nichole previously served as the Special Needs Director and Children’s Minister at First Baptist Church in Whitehouse, Texas, prior to joining the team at Prestonwood. She brings extensive special needs and children’s ministry experience to her new role and joins the Prestonwood community along with her husband, Jake, and two children. 

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“We went from 6 candidates who were presented to 3 candidates who were head and shoulders above the rest in their experience with excellent resources, presentation and intro videos,” Jeff Young, Minister of Spiritual Development at Prestonwood, said. “It was crystal clear from the presentation who we needed to go after. It was a very valuable Vanderbloemen taking a huge pool of candidates and bringing to 6 and then we took it down to 3 people and eventually down to the 1.” 

Vanderbloemen is honored to have partnered with Prestonwood to find the right person for their vibrant Special Needs Ministry and are celebrating with them in this next season. 

Prestonwood Baptist Church was founded in 1977 as a mission of Northway Baptist Church and a dream of the Dallas Baptist Association, which saw the tremendous need for a vibrant church in North Dallas. Prestonwood continued to grow, and in 1989, the church experienced its most defining moment when Dr. Jack Graham accepted the call as Lead Pastor. Prestonwood has grown to include several campuses of thousands of people reaching the Dallas Metroplex for the Kingdom and Prestonwood en  Español. God’s hand has continued to be on this church as members have witnessed changed lives, strengthened families, and a greater reach in the community, nation, and the world with the love of Christ. Prestonwood continues to thrive today with nearly 42,000 members at three campuses.

The vision God has always had for Prestonwood reaches much deeper than the local community. Throughout the year, Prestonwood members are ministering in the DFW Metroplex, Texas, America and around the world. Through PowerPoint Ministries, countless people throughout the world can hear the life-transforming truth of God’s Word via television, radio, and the internet. 


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