Dr. Webb’s focus at HPBC is on leadership development, theological training, pastor development, church revitalization, and communications.
Craig was born on Oahu and spent his first three years in the Baptist Campus Ministries (BCM) director’s house when his dad, Henry Webb, was the director of the Baptist Student Union (BSU). He then spent his elementary years in Kalihi where his dad was pastor of Kalihi Baptist until Craig was eleven. Then they moved to Tennessee.
After graduating from Samford University (BA) and Southern Seminary (MDiv), Craig served as a pastor in Clarksville, Tennessee from 1991-1994 then was pastor at Lahaina Baptist Church on Maui from 1994-2003. He was the Internet Producer for Pastors at LifeWay Christian Resources from 2003-2008 and is currently Contract Content Editor for LifeWay’s Deacon Magazine. Craig served as Pastor for Spiritual Growth then Pastor for Vision & Purpose at The Glade Church in Mount Juliet from 2006 – 2015 and as the Pastor for Disciple-making at First Baptist, Mount Juliet, Tennessee from 2015-2017. In 2010 he received his Doctor of Ministry from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
Craig has been married to his High School sweetheart, Barbara, since 1986. Their son, Aaron, serves with Campus Outreach in Chiang Mai, Thailand; their son, Carl, recently graduated from Baylor University and lives in Waco, TX; their daughter, Gracie, is a Freshman at University of Hawaii at Manoa.
What Craig is reading/listening to:
Didn’t See It Coming: Overcoming the Seven Greatest Challenges That No One Expects and Everyone Experiences by Carey Nieuwhof. Don’t miss this book! “Nieuwhof wants to help you avoid and overcome life’s seven hardest and most crippling challenges: cynicism, compromise, disconnectedness, irrelevance, pride, burnout, and emptiness.”
Books Craig recommends:
No Silver Bullets: Five Small Shifts that will Transform Your Ministry by Daniel Im
Becoming a Welcoming Church by Thom Rainer
Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin