Randy L. Hyde is a native of Paragould, Arkansas. He is a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas with a B. A. in Religion, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky (Master of Divinity), and holds his doctorate from Vanderbilt Divinity School in Nashville, Tennessee.
Dr. Hyde has served churches in Virginia, Tennessee, Maryland, Florida, and his native state of Arkansas. He came to Pulaski Heights Baptist in March, 1996.
He is married to the former Janet Crawley of Forrest City, Arkansas, also an OBU alum. They have two children. Emily Rebecca is married to Arthur Raines Newberry, Jr., and lives in Macon, Georgia where she is director of the Partial Hospitalization program at the Colosseum Medical Center. They have two sons: Alexander Raines and Matthew Thomas. The Hydes’ son, Timothy Andrew, lives in Little Rock and is Vice President of National Accounts and Business Development for HealthSCOPE Benefits, a third party health benefits administrator. He and his wife, Kathryn, have a son, Charley Russell, and a daughter, Molly Mac.
Dr. Hyde is author of After God’s Own Heart: The Life and Faith of David, published in the spring of 2005 by PublishAmerica of Baltimore, and Feminine Faces: Portraits of Biblical Women of Faith, published by Parson’s Porch in Cleveland, Tennessee (Click here or here to purchase Dr. Hyde’s books). You can find his sermons posted each week via podcast on this website. He enjoys golf, reading, photography, and occasionally plays the guitar for his own edification only.
Tommy Havens serves part-time as our Minister of Music. A native of West Texas (Quanah and Lubbock), he earned the B. Mus. Ed. from Texas Tech University, and the M. M. from the School of Music at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He spent time as a public school choral music teacher in Lubbock and later in North Little Rock, but in between spent 32 years in full-time music ministry with churches in Texas and Arkansas, including 25 years at First Baptist Church in Russellville.
In addition to serving at PHBC, he also serves as director of the Arkansas Youth Chorale, a community chorus for highly-motivated teens.
Tommy is married to Gloria, a graduate of Texas Tech and an elementary school teacher. While they THINK they might enjoy traveling, their primary “hobby” (after raising three children who are now married) is enjoying their 13 grandchildren.
Marty was born in Corpus Christi, Texas and grew up in Refugio (pronounced Ree-Fury-Oh) where he graduated from high school and played in the school band, the Mighty Bobcats. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University Kingsville with a bachelor’s degree in radio and television. In August of 2014, he completed a Master of Divinity at George W. Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor University in Waco.
While in college, Marty was a DJ for a Christian radio station, and interned with a church plant in San Diego. He worked as a media and worship technologist for Baylor Chapel while in seminary. He was also a youth minister for the English-speaking students of a Spanish-speaking church in Bishop, Texas, and mentored Baylor students who wanted to be involved in youth ministry.
Marty likes to garden, tinker, and watch T.V. He is passionate about seeing believers of all ages discover a real relationship with God through worship and devotion.