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Intentional Interim Pastor

Texas, Baptist Intentional Interim Network

Certified Intentional Interim Pastor

To help strengthen local churches enabling them to better reach and teach people for Christ.

Transition Consultant
First Baptist Church El Campo, TX
January 2022 to October 2022

Dr. Daniel helped the leadership of the church identify areas that needed a transition BEFORE calling a pastor. He guided them in developing a church and pastor profile. In addition, he trained the Pastor Search Team.

Intentional Interim Pastor
First Baptist Church Victoria, TX
September 6, 2020 to May 15, 2022

Through gentleness and reconciliation and being led by the Holy Spirit, Howard was able to address issues to strengthen the church for many more years of fruitful ministry. 

Intentional Interim Pastor
Westoak Woods Baptist Church
September 2018 to August 2020

By providing faithful, biblical and spiritual guidance the leaders of the church were able to take a big step forward.

Interim Pastor
First Baptist Church Richwood, TX
March 2018 to September 2018

Through leadership and consistency in the preaching ministry, encouraged the church as they sought to make decisions about the future.

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Shawn Nichols

“Howard has a heart to see churches strengthened and has the giftings to lead churches in kingdom growth.”

Stacy Hudson

Transition and Pastor Search member at FBC Victoria

“I am thankful that we called Howard to lead our church through a tough season.”

Dr. Lee Peoples

Pastor, Heights Baptist Church

“Howard is a friend and mentor, not only to me but to pastors across the state


Doctor of Ministry, December 1990
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX

Master of Divinity, May 1985
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX

Bachelor of Arts (History), May 1981

University of Texas, Austin, TX

Family and Hobbies

Married for forty years to LaVonna Lee McKinzie. LaVonna and Howard have two grown children, Russell and Laurie. Russell is the Pastor of Hutto Community Church in Hutto, TX. Laurie is the Head Athletic Trainer at The Brook Hill School (A Christ-Centered college prep school) in the Tyler, TX area. Both Russell and Laurie are married. Howard enjoys hiking, backpacking and deer hunting when time permits. In addition, Howard likes keeping up with his favorite sports teams.



Supply Preach

Need a break on Sunday morning to cast vision for your church or just to rest and be refreshed, maybe a over-due family vacation? We would love to strengthen you in this way, as you lead your church in kingdom growth. 

Interim Pastor

A healthy church in a season of leadership transition. Howard will guide the leadership of the church to ensure a smooth calling and transition for your next senior pastor. 


  • Demographic and Psychographic Reports
  • Facility Evaluations    
  • Budget/Finance Evaluations
  • Secret Guest Worship Survey that includes a Summary Report with Recommendations
  • Know Your Church Questionnaire that includes Summary Report with Recommendations (Identifies the perceived health of your congregation in 6 key areas.)  

Intentional Interim Pastor

This is a transition process that helps a church evaluate current reality and make some decisions that NEED to be made before calling a pastor. It guides a Transition Team and the Pastor Search Team to create a church profile and pastor profile to guide the Pastor Search Team.

"and he went through Syria and Cilicia, strengthening the churches." -Acts 15:41


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