Mark Campbell, Chairman of the Board
Mark was born and raised in Denton, Texas. Mark has been married to Alesia Campbell for 25 years, who together raised their son Ben, who is 23 years old and married to Kristen. Mark came to faith in Christ at age 21, has a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from the University of North Texas (1984), as well as two Masters degrees: Marriage and Family Counseling and Religious Education (1992) from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. From August of 2009 through August of 2013, Mark served as the Executive Director for Ministries of Jesus which is a 501c3,not for profit, body/soul/spirit healthcare clinic located in Edmond, Oklahoma. An outdoorsman, Mark loves hunting, photography, hiking/backpacking and travel.
Born and raised in Greenwood, Arkansas, Alesia came to faith in Christ at age eight. She has a Bachelors Degree in Education from the University of Central Arkansas (1983), as well as a Masters Degree in Speech Language Pathology from the University of North Texas (1985). She has served as a Speech Pathologist for 30 years, caring for children and adults. She has been involved in Christian ministry since her youth and is a published author and guest speaker for women’s groups. Alesia is a talented artist and loves to sing, play the piano and worship the Creator!
In May 2017, Double Honor Ministries welcomed Dennis Newkirk as Pastor to Pastors.
The Newkirks spent 43 years as lead pastors, culminating in 25 years at Henderson Hills Baptist Church (HHBC) in Edmond, OK. They have recently relocated to Arizona. Dennis has published four books, served as an adjunct professor of Alliance Theological Seminary and Nyack College, and ministered in various locations in the U.S. as well as overseas.
Marcia is a Registered Nurse, working primarily in the ER and ICU. She left nursing to care for their sons during their childhood. She then became the Director of Women’s Ministry at HHBC. Marcia has a passion for supporting pastors’ wives, a ministry that has had far reaching impacts. Married for over 30 years, Dennis and Marcia have three sons and six grandchildren.
Dennis is a pastor to pastors. Since beginning his ministry in 1976, he has focused a large portion of attention on helping pastors avoid pitfalls, survive the challenges and hurts of ministry, serve their families, and flourish as Christians. His role for Double Honor Ministries focuses his labors in several areas:
Double Honor Group Retreats
Dennis and Marcia love to take several ministry couples on retreats to refresh their bodies and souls. They believe in the retreat setting because it is the perfect time to break the stress of ministry and reconnect as married couples.
As wonderful as the retreat setting is, it is only the beginning of a renewed ministry and deepened marriage. What happens when the ministry couple returns home, to the family, and church? The refreshment of the retreat can be quickly lost so follow up is essential. Dennis contacts those who have attended the retreats, visits with them one on one, attends their churches, and keeps the lines of communication open so that pastors have a resource to turn to when they get back on the field.
Pastor to Pastor Support and Encouragement Groups
To maximize the impact of the Double Honor experience, Dennis endeavors to create small groups of pastors who can offer mutual support and encouragement by meeting once each month at a common location, share a meal, deal with personal, family, and ministry questions, and pray for one another. These pastors are also encouraged to share their contact information with each other so that encouragement and accountability can continue through the month. Double Honor Ministries helps to facilitate groups of pastors supporting one another.
Judy and James Robinson,
James was raised in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma and gave his life to Christ at an early age. He surrendered to full-time vocational ministry while in still in high school. His Bachelors of Art degree in Religion was earned from Oklahoma Baptist University (Shawnee, OK) where he met his wife. Additionally, James holds a Masters of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary located in Ft. Worth, TX. Serving nearly 14 years as a youth pastor in Oklahoma, Florida, New Mexico, and Texas, James and Judy became the lead pastors of First Baptist Church-Durant, OK in 1999.
James currently serves on the board of Youth Services of Bryan County in addition to the board of Oklahoma Baptist University. He is past-president of Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma. For hobbies, James enjoys watching sports, tennis and adventures with Judy.
Judy was raised in Enid, Oklahoma and was saved by God’s grace at the age of 17 while attending a crusade. She also graduated from OBU with a music education degree. Judy has served in many ministry areas including children’s choirs, education programs, women’s ministries, and Celebrate Recovery. Her God-given passion is in the Crisis Pregnancy ministry where, over a period of 25 years, she has served as a volunteer and as Executive Director. Married since 1973, James and Judy have been blessed with three children and seven grandchildren.
Kay and Greg Piper, Board Members
Kay and Gregory Piper joined the Board of Double Honor Ministries in October 2017. In his early years, Greg was actively involved in Boy Scouts of America where he accomplished the honored rank of Eagle Scout. He graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Marketing). In February 1979, he launched Piper Oilfield Products which continues to thrive with stores in OK, WY, CO, PA, ND and TX. Greg is the President of Piper International, Inc., the parent company of Piper Oilfield Products LLC and Torus Pressure Control LLC.
At the age of 23, Greg was baptized at Nichols Hills Baptist Church. For 19 years, he has been a member of Henderson Hills Baptist Church (Edmond, OK) where he also served as Deacon for nine years. He enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, golf and riding around on his tractor.
Kay is a native of Oklahoma and moved to Edmond in 1982. Since 2001, Kay has been Accounting Manager at Piper International, Inc. where she brings more than 25 years diverse experience in all fields of accounting. A strong advocate for youth, Kay served on staff as Director of West Camp children’s program at Westminster Church, has held several children’s ministry positions, as well as serving in volunteer positions with the Scouting program through Boy Scouts of America. Kay came to Christ at the age of 13 and has been married to her husband, Greg, for 35 years. Together, Kay and Greg have two sons and two precious granddaughters.
Delores and James Fields, Board Members Emeritus
James is a native Texan and has been married to Delores for 46 years. He is a graduate of Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie, Texas with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Bible and Missions. He served as Pastor for several Assembly of God churches over a 21 year period. He and Delores have also served as foreign missionaries to Asia for the Assembly of God church. For the past 16 years James has served as Chairman of the Board for Comfort and Encouragement Ministries based in Corpus Christi, Texas. He has authored seven books and led Christian conferences throughout the U.S. As a pastor and missionary, James brings valuable insight to the pressure, stress, passion, and burden felt by ministers.
Delores spent her childhood in Greenwood, Arkansas where she came to faith in Christ at age 9. While preparing for ministry at Southwestern Assemblies of God University she met and married James. Together they have served in pastoral ministry in four churches in Texas, as well as missionaries to Singapore and Japan. Delores regularly conducts interdenominational women’s events offering encouragement, prayer, and Bible-based messages to let women know what God can do for them. Delores enjoys classical piano, interior decorating, and reading.
Mary and Paul Burleson, Board Members Emeritus
Paul was born and raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Saved in his early teens, he began preaching at age 15 and pastoring at age 17. Paul and Mary met while in high school and married in 1959. They have four children and fifteen grandchildren, and 8 great-grandsons! Paul is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University and Southwestern Baptist Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. He has served on the Southern Baptist Convention Foreign Mission Board and is a past president of Texas Alumni of Southwestern Seminary. For nearly four decades, he pastored churches in Texas and Oklahoma. Since 1996, Paul has traveled extensively, leading local church meetings as a teacher/preacher, and by leading staff relationship conferences, marriage retreats, parenting seminars and bible conferences. In addition to Double Honor Ministries, Paul and Mary lead Vital Truth Ministries, located in Norman, Oklahoma and have conducted dozens of pastors and wives conferences since 1983.
Mary was born the third of eleven children and raised in Edmond, Oklahoma. She has a BA degree in Biblical literature and has led women’s retreats, been a conference speaker, and has led Pastors and Wives Retreats/Conferences with Paul. She enjoys clogging and taking correspondence courses on the U.S. Constitution, government, and economics as well as managing Paul’s ministry records and bookkeeping.
Please direct all questions regarding retreats and finances to Jennifer