Eternity Now is headed by senior pastor and nationally award-winning journalist/PR professional Kyle Huckins, who has taught media and theology in higher education as well as preaching and teaching in the church and holds an earned doctorate. He has been a professional journalist since 1989 and ordained clergy starting in 2003.
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.
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. Huckins also is a media consultant with a solid record of boosting audience, designing and managing campaigns in all major media and getting good results from social platforms for niche or more general demographics.
Huckins has worked for newspapers, magazines, Internet sites, and radio and television stations. He's been a reporter, feature writer, editor, news director, news anchor, talk-show host and general manager, among other positions. His awards have come for opinion writing, hard news (including investigative work), feature writing, coverage of issues concerning people of color, use of theology, copy editing, technical production and news supervision. He's also led news staffs to nearly 75 major honors. In broadcasting, he has done many stories for national networks, including ABC, NBC, CBS, Mutual, Pacifica, USA, APR and NPR. He also has written global print & Web items for Christianity Today, Christianity.com, Crosswalk.com and others. He's served in both secular and religious media as well as at educational and general-audience outlets.
His teaching has spanned theology, apologetics, world religions, homiletics, evangelism, journalism, mass communication, public relations, marketing, speech, and more. He's led student media with his undergraduates winning several dozen awards for excellence, many national or regional. The professor has a strong record of placing college graduates in jobs, at 95% coming in at three times the U.S. average.
In considering Huckins' scholarly focus, he's published several academic articles on the intersection of faith and media and been active in national and regional scholarly associations. He is past head of the Religion and Media Interest Group of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (at 3,400 members the largest organization of media scholars globally). He also recently completed a highly successful term heading the Commission on the Status of Minorities, the association's racial diversity advocacy arm.
Pastor Huckins enjoys preaching on evangelism, discipleship, biblical inerrancy, the Lord's love and God's rest, among other subjects. He makes messages practical yet theologically sound. He's been an invited speaker at national and worldwide meetings and been dean of an ordination & licensure school, chaplain, and in leadership of local congregations, among other offices. He holds a master's degree of theological studies from Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary. You can hear one of his latest sermons!
His life passage is Hebrews 4:8-11: "If Joshua had given them rest, then the Lord would not afterward have spoken of another day. There remains therefore a rest for the people of God, for he who has entered the Lord's rest has himself also ceased from his works as God did from his. Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest."
"Many are fearful, despairing, wondering if this or that will happen," Huckins explains. "However, God has promised to protect, guide and bless his own. When we trust him and his Word and keep our minds centered on him, we are at rest and please him." If wanting to begin a journey of faith, you can see how to become a believer.
Notify Huckins also if you wish to discuss retaining his media services or have him speak to your church or other group. He invites you to follow him on social media and read his weekly column, regularly updated blog and other writings on this website. "And remember," Huckins advises, "no matter what: Jesus is Lord!"
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