Press Release: Mobberly Calls New Lead Pastor
Mobberly Baptist Church Calls New Lead Pastor
Mobberly Baptist Church has called Dr. Andrew Hébert as its Lead Pastor after a 21-month search. Hébert’s first Sunday in the pulpit will be on Sept. 11, 2022.
Hébert and his family visited Longview for an event-filled weekend, including multiple meetings and forums for the congregation and staff. On Sunday evening, August 14, Mobberly voted to call Hébert as their Lead Pastor, and he accepted the call.
“I am humbled to steward the leadership of Mobberly Baptist Church and serve the East Texas community,” Hébert said. “Mobberly has an extraordinary legacy and a bright future. My prayer is that God will unleash a Great Commission engine that will reach East Texas and impact the world by helping people know Christ and grow in Christ so that homes, neighborhoods, and nations are changed.”
Hébert, 35, served as Lead Pastor of Paramount Baptist Church in Amarillo, a position he had held since 2016. During his time with Paramount, he led his congregation to form mission partnerships in Panama, London, and the Middle East, as well as establish two new churches, a college ministry, and a ministry in Spanish. Prior to leading Paramount, Hébert served as Pastor of Taylor Memorial Baptist Church in Hobbs, New Mexico.
“As we have gotten to know Pastor Andrew and his wife Amy over the past month, I have seen God revealing giftings, abilities, and values that I think our church needs at this time,” said Reneé Robertson, a member of the Pastor Search Committee. “Pastor Andrew is an expositional preacher, so he preaches through books of the Bible verse by verse and has such a passion for the Word.”
Chairman of the Pastor Search Committee, Lanny Davis said, “The many prayers of our church family have been answered in Dr. Andrew Hébert. His heart of humility, love of God’s Word, and desire to love and shepherd the people of Mobberly is evident.”
Greg Martin, Pastor of Congregational Care and Staff Liaison to the Pastor Search Committee, said, “We have seen God’s hand at work over and over again through the pastor search process.” He said, “We believe that God has taken us through this journey to prepare us and bring us God’s man in God’s perfect time … [Andrew] has a scriptural basis for what he believes. He loves the Word, he loves his family, and he loves to shepherd the people of God.”
Andrew and Amy met as students at Criswell College in Dallas. They have been married for 15 years and have four children.
In addition to his pastoral experience, Hébert has taught at Criswell College, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has served within the Southern Baptist Convention on multiple committees, most recently as a member of the SBC Sex Abuse Task Force. Hébert is also the author of “Shepherding Like Jesus: Returning to the Wild Idea that Character Matters in Ministry” (B&H Books, 2022).
Hébert is the sixth pastor in the 84-year history of Mobberly Baptist Church.