Reverend Daryl C. Higgins attended Kent State University in Ohio where he received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and Speech in 1970. He attended Ashland University Theological Seminary in Ashland, Ohio and received his Master of Divinity degree in 1974. In 1989, Reverend Higgins was called as Senior Minister of the First Protestant Church in New Braunfels, Texas. During Reverend Higgins' ministry, a 5 1/2 million dollar building and campus renovation project has been realized. The church membership has increased and Sunday morning worship attendance is on the rise. Prior to his arrival in New Braunfels, he served churches in Ohio and California. Reverend Higgins and his wife, Ardie, have traveled extensively around the world, leading tours and preaching in many different foreign mission outposts. Reverend Higgins has received numerous awards including the National Jaycees Distinguished Service Award, Outstanding Young Men in America and Who's Who in America and the Southwest. Reverend Higgins and his wife both enjoy music, spectator sports, reading and travel. Reverend Higgins is an enthusiast and collector of Corvette sports cars and is a licensed private pilot who has flown throughout the continental United States.
Rev. Phil Brown was called to become the Associate Minister at First Protestant Church in October, 2005. Before moving his family to Texas to join the staff at First Protestant, Phil served churches in Indiana and Ohio. Rev. Phil has received two degrees from Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Indiana: a Bachelor’s in Christian Ministries in 1997 and an M.Div. in 2014. Phil met his wife Anna while they were both undergrad students at IWU - they’ve been happily married since 1997 and have three children: Phillip, Katy and Elijah. Along with his work at the church, Phil is very active with his family, is a CrossFit athlete and trainer, and he’s a huge fan of Ohio State Buckeye football. His life is characterized by his “life-verse” from Acts 20:24 – “But my life is worth nothing unless I use it for doing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus – the work of telling others the Good News about God’s wonderful kindness and love.”
Rev. Chuck Huckaby
Minister of Congregational Life
Rev. Chuck Huckaby joined the FPC staff as Minister of Congregational LIfe in January 2012. He relocated to New Braunfels with his wife, Renee, from Lawrenceburg, TN. Following his undergraduate degree from Shepherd College in West Virginia, he received his Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX. He is currently in doctoral studies at the Institute of Lutheran Theology in relation to FPC’s ambitious plans for reaching out into the community, nation, and world.
Rev. Chuck has extensive experience in jail and prison ministry, including both adult and juvenile outreach. As an avid writer, Rev. Chuck enjoys newsletter publishing, website development, and blogging, and has authored numerous reviews and articles for Christian online and print publications.