Missionary In Residence
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Every year, JBU has the opportunity to host a different missionary couple. These men and women take a year from their usual mission field and come serve right here on campus! Their primary purpose is to advocate missions at JBU. They assist with missions opportunities, such as World Awareness Week and also play a critical role helping Missionary Kids adapt to life in the US.
Missionary in Residence
Bill & Jennifer Hildebrands
JBU is pleased to welcome Bill and Jennifer Hildebrands for the 2016-17 academic year.
If the “way to a student’s heart is through his stomach”, the Hildebrands have embraced this principle in their ministry to students. After more than 25 years of full-time youth ministry in the Kansas City area, Bill and Jennifer answered God’s call to move their family to Rift Valley Academy in Kenya. During their six years in Kenya they learned that one of the greatest ways to be successful dorm parents has been through offering an open door to their home and plenty of great food. Walking through life together with students has been one of their greatest joys.
Bill and Jennifer have four sons of their own: Braden is a junior here at JBU, Preston is a freshman at Southwest Baptist University, Landon is a sophomore in high school, and Trevon is a sixth grader.