Henderson Hills Baptist names new lead pastor
EDMOND – A Fort Worth pastor has been named new lead pastor of one of the metro area’s more prominent churches.
The Rev. John Wohlgemuth was chosen as the next leader of Henderson Hills Baptist Church on Sunday after the church held a congregational vote.
"It is with great joy and excitement that we announced the results of today's vote on whether or not to call John Wohlgemuth to be our next Lead Teaching Pastor. The vote was 99 percent in favor of calling him, and John has accepted the call!" the church said in tweet Sunday afternoon.
Wohlgemuth has served as lead pastor of Normandale Baptist Church in Fort Worth since 2015. Prior to that, he had served as senior pastor of Trinity Baptist Church in Weatherford. A graduate of Oklahoma State University, he and his wife Emily have three sons.
Wohlgemuth’s title will be lead teaching pastor. He succeeds the Rev. Dennis Newkirk, who had been the church’s lead pastor for 26 years before retiring in 2017.
Wohlgemuth preached May 19-20, 26-27 and Saturday and Sunday at the church.
"What a day. What an honor," he said in a tweet after Sunday's vote.
"My prayer: 'Give me now wisdom and knowledge to lead this people, for who can lead this people of yours, which is so great?' (2 Chronicles 1:10)."
In a May 20 tweet, the preacher described Henderson Hills as an "amazing church, amazing people."