Scott Hendren of Little Rock has taken on the role of controller at the Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC).
As controller, Hendren manages the accounting and financial records of the Convention. His first day was April 11.
“I believe Scott answered a call from the Lord and meets a need that we have in our convention. His professional skills and personal characteristics serve our convention and churches well. I am so grateful that he is here to ensure we are good stewards,” Interim Executive Director Rex Horne said.
A native of Gravette, Hendren grew up in northwest Arkansas. After high school, he received his undergraduate degree from the University of Central Arkansas and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. Hendren is a certified public accountant (CPA).
Hendren and his family moved to Little Rock in 1999 when he accepted a role with Family Life, a ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ. He worked there for 11 years before taking on the financial director position at Fellowship Bible Church, where he served for 14 years.
“We’ve been involved in the ministry for a long time,” Hendren said. He noted his wife, June, has been a teacher at Little Rock Christian Academy for more than 20 years.
The couple attends The Summit Church in Little Rock.
“I wasn’t looking for anything new. I wasn’t trying to make a change. God just worked through it and made it very clear – this is where you are supposed to be,” Hendren said.
Hendren and his wife, June, have two adult children, Hayley, who lives in Bentonville, and Kyle, who lives in Kansas City, Missouri, with his wife, Erin.
Hendren enjoys reading and has been involved in the Arkansas soccer community for several years. He serves on the Arkansas Soccer Association board.