Rev. Dwight Hedges has lived in Mechanicsville for fifteen years, serving in Student Ministry for over twenty years in a wide array of ministry settings. He grew up in a family of bi-vocational Baptist church planters in parker, Colorado and has always has a passion for the local church. He received his undergraduate degree from Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri and his Masters in Religious Education from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri. He has served on staff in churches in Missouri, Nebraska, and Virginia. He has a passion for youth ministry and college aged students, and a love for Jesus, discipleship, worship and missions. He has been able to mobilize and lead more than twenty international mission trips and is excited to see how the Lord will continue to move in Mechanicsville as we follow the Great Commission. Dwight has also worked with tan international program at Virginia Commonwealth University the last several years and is excited about receiving the call from Mechanicsville Baptist to come and serve alongside the wonderful staff and congregation. He is married to Gretchen Hedges who is the Operations Manager at Mechanicsville Animal Hospital and Rutland Animal Hospital, and is an LVT. They have four children: Matthew, Bryson, Ethan, and Catherine.