Vinh Nguyen moved to Western New York in August of 2017. He moved to the area from Southern Illinois (about 15 minutes from St. Louis, MO so he’s naturally a Cardinals fan). He is currently working on his PhD specializing in New Testament Greek and Linguistics. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies and Christian Ministry from Ouachita Baptist University and an MA in Biblical Languages from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
Vinh has been married to his wife Michele since July of 2010. They met in Southern Illinois where they both lived for over twenty years before relocating to Arkansas. They have two little girls, Alli (4) and Autumn (2) with their third, Karis, arriving shortly (August 23, 2018). Before moving to Louisiana, Vinh served as a pastoral intern and college minister at Crossgate Church in Hot Springs, AR. He then went on to serve as a Student Pastor while in seminary at First Baptist Church Westwego.
Vinh is passionate about ministry and enjoys teaching and preaching to students and adults alike. “I want to help make disciples who will keep making disciples for the Kingdom of God. I love developing leaders and equipping them to use their talents and gifts to glorify God in service of the church.”
In his spare time (ha!), Vinh enjoys spending time with his daughters, fishing, hunting, playing sports, backpacking (basically anything outdoors). He also loves to read, study biblical languages, do biblical research, and write. His life is dedicated to equipping effective leaders for the local church, so that, the bride of Christ will be ready, adorned and ready to receive her groom.
Contact Vinh at firstname.lastname@example.org