Meet the Team
Rev. James Heffington Jr.
Jenny R. Skellie
Pastor James grew up in Grand Prairie, Texas where he came to know Christ as Savior at the age of 9. He sensed God’s call to the ministry as a teenager and began pastoring while a student at Baylor. James earned a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Baylor University as well as a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has been a full-time pastor in Texas since 2000 and our pastor at Harwood since May of 2012.
James is married to Kim and they have 2 children. God has blessed both Kim and James with many diverse opportunities to serve Him. James has served as a youth evangelist, worship leader and pastor. Kim has taught at a Christian school and has served as a leader in several para-church ministries including: Next Step Ministry, Bible Study Fellowship and Young Life. Kim currently works at Covenant Christian Academy and loves getting to be at the same school as her kids! James and Kim love Christ and passionately desire for Him to receive the praise, honor, love and worship due Him from every person He created.
Joseph grew up in a military family, so although he was born in Arkansas, he spent most of his life in Virginia and most recently, Georgia. He accepted Christ at the age of twelve, and felt called to the ministry at the age of 16. He graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Middle Georgia State University in 2016, and he is currently enrolled in the Masters of Apologetics, Philosophy, and Theological Studies programs at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Joseph has been married to Ashley since New Year’s Eve of 2016, and they have both been blessed to serve in various capacities together, serving in youth ministries, sports ministries, and camp ministries. They have a passion for serving students and families, and they have been at Harwood since January of 2017.
Jenny Skellie serves as the Children’s Minister. After working in the medical field for many years, God led Jenny to teach elementary age school children in underprivileged school districts. After preparing her for His works, God opened a door to ministry and clearly called Jenny to serve Him at Harwood Terrace Baptist Church in August 2018. In this role, Jenny provides vision, direction, and oversight for the various children’s ministries from birth through fifth grade. Because each child is a gift from God, Jenny is passionate about investing in the lives of the precious children that God brings to HTBC. Her vision for HTBC Kids is to partner with parents, families, and caregivers to raise kids who will come to truly know, love, and serve Jesus and commit their lives to bring Him glory. Jenny lives with her husband, Steve, daughter Kyla, and son Hayden. As a family, they enjoy road trips, visiting with friends and family, and reveling in all the activities the Dallas-Fort Worth area has to offer. Jenny holds a BS in Elementary Education from Texas A&M University.
Laura has been the Ministry Assistant since 2018.