Reed Hernandez

Director of Student Ministry

Shortly after their engagement, Reed and Maeve set out to find a church home together. It wasn’t long before landing at Forest Baptist Church in the summer of 2014. It was like coming home, and they joined as members shortly thereafter.

Reed was born and raised in Northern Virginia and came to Lynchburg to pursue a ministry degree at Liberty University. He graduated Liberty in 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in Pastoral Leadership and gained valuable ministry experience in the local church—both on a volunteer and staff basis—during his time as a student. Reed volunteered with FBC’s student ministry in a leadership role and was hired in March 2016 to be the new Director of Students. Reed is currently working on an M.Div at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Reed enjoys playing ice hockey, going for a good jog, camping with friends, and watching Tottenham Hotspur soccer on Saturday mornings. He was lucky enough to marry his best friend, Maeve, in May 2015 and welcomed their first child, Mark, into their family in September 2017.  They enjoy being pizza connoisseurs, reading all kinds of books, and yes, watching Netflix on the couch.

 

Reed Hernandez

Director of Student Ministry

Shortly after their engagement, Reed and Maeve set out to find a church home together. It wasn’t long before landing at Forest Baptist Church in the summer of 2014. It was like coming home, and they joined as members shortly thereafter.

Reed was born and raised in Northern Virginia and came to Lynchburg to pursue a ministry degree at Liberty University. He graduated Liberty in 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in Pastoral Leadership and gained valuable ministry experience in the local church—both on a volunteer and staff basis—during his time there. Reed volunteered with FBC’s student ministry in a leadership role and was hired in March 2016 to be the new Director of Students. Reed plans to begin his M.Div at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in the fall of 2016.

Reed enjoys playing ice hockey, going for a good jog, camping with friends, and watching Tottenham Hotspur soccer on Saturday mornings. He was lucky enough to marry his best friend, Maeve, in May 2015. They enjoy being pizza connoisseurs, reading all kinds of books, and yes, watching Netflix on the couch.

Philosophy of Student Ministry

A healthy student ministry should have all the hallmarks of a healthy church ministry: founded upon Christ, devoted to the Scriptures, preaching the gospel, making disciples, and serving all. Student ministry is not its own church and should never become that way. Rather, it should be an extension of the local church and the Christian family—partnering with parents to disciple their children in the ways of the Lord and fostering godly relationships among young believers.

Favorite Books

Thoughts for Young Men by J.C. Reyle
Lectures to My Students by Charles Spurgeon
Hole in Our Holiness by Kevin DeYoung
The Supremacy of God in Preaching by John Piper
Lord of the Flies by William Golding