Abilene, TX – March 3, 2021
Pioneer Drive is honored to announce the hiring of Daniel McKay as their new Associate Pastor of Teaching and Connections.
“We are overjoyed for Daniel and Anna McKay to join the Pioneer Drive Baptist Church family,” said Katy Hibbs, who chaired the Search Committee tasked with presenting the Personnel Committee with three final candidates. “Their love for and devotion to Jesus is evident by their passion to form meaningful relationships with others, as well as their deeply rooted focus on discipleship. I believe they will be an excellent fit into the ministry of Pioneer Drive.”
Daniel is from Kilgore, Texas where he gave his life to Jesus at a young age. As a senior in high school, Daniel heard the call to ministry and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies and Christian Ministry from LeTourneau University and a Master of Divinity from George W. Truett Theological Seminary.
“I’m delighted to welcome Daniel and Anna McKay into our church family,” said John Whitten, Senior Pastor of Pioneer Drive. “Daniel is an excellent addition to our pastoral team at Pioneer Drive as he brings solid theology, excellent communication skills, and inspiring creativity to serve our historic fellowship. Daniel has a heart for people and a passion for the kingdom of God, and I can’t wait to see how God will use the McKay family in the Big Country!”
In 2014, Daniel and Anna met at a church retreat where Anna was the speaker. She has also spent time in vocational ministry and holds degrees from Baylor and Dallas Baptist University in Child and Family Studies and Christian Education.
“Anna and I could not be more delighted to join the community at Pioneer Drive!” said McKay, whose first Sunday in his new role will be March 21st. “At Pioneer Drive, we have not only found an incredible team of leaders, but also a wonderful church family that has already embraced us with open arms. We are humbled and grateful to step into this opportunity and look forward to furthering the mission of God in Abilene.”