We are excited to announce that Trey Hill has joined the PCPC family as Senior Director of Urban Missions. A search committee was established in March 2017 after Julian Russell (former Pastor of Urban Missions) departed to lead a church planting team in the Bahamas. The search committee diligently prayed that the Lord would reveal who should be the new leader of Urban Missions and help develop the Extend vision. We are amazed by God’s provision in bringing Trey to us.
Trey comes to PCPC from Mercy Street, a ministry he started in West Dallas over 14 years ago with a team of PCPC members. Mercy Street began after many years of building relationships in West Dallas and understanding their needs. Trey’s heart for Mercy Street was to raise up a new generation of Christ-followers in West Dallas who would desire to see their community transformed by the hope of the gospel. The ministry has grown in innumerable ways, and many PCPC members have poured their lives into mutually-transforming relationships with future leaders of West Dallas.
The following statements were released on October 31 after Trey accepted the position of Senior Director of Urban Missions:
Hill founded Mercy Street over 14 years ago, and will bring his vast experience into his new role as Senior Director of Urban Missions at PCPC. “I am excited to take what I have learned through the community at Mercy Street and empower a well-resourced church to make a greater impact in Dallas. God has planted a deep burden in me to care for the poor and marginalized in our city. For the last 15 years, I have been seeking to do that by investing in the futures of kids from West Dallas. In this new role, I will be pursuing the calling but taking a broader look at the issues of justice and mercy in the whole city of Dallas,” said Hill.
Over 14 years of ministry, Mercy Street has created 1,424 one-on-one mentoring partnerships and currently has 223 people serving as mentors. There are also 849 West Dallas students participating in various sports activities provided by Mercy Street programs.
Mercy Street’s long-term partnership with Park Cities Presbyterian has created a natural progression for Hill. “PCPC is very grateful to have Trey Hill, who has long been a part of the PCPC family and a key ministry partner through Mercy Street, now leading our urban missions. We look forward to Trey’s visionary leadership as we anticipate even greater impact for the good of the city,” said Jeff Barber, Executive Director of Park Cities Presbyterian Church.
Trey Hill has met with the leadership at both Mercy Street and Park Cities Presbyterian Church to craft a thoughtful transition plan over the next nine months. Beginning in November, Hill will start his new role at PCPC while spending most his time at Mercy Street, then will gradually spend more time at PCPC as Mercy Street’s leadership is fully shifted to the new Executive Director. Hill will be overseeing the completion of the Mercy Street Sports Complex and providing direction for the expansion of Mercy Street to other neighborhoods through strategic partners during the transition.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations. – Psalm 100:4-5