EHF is pleased to announce that Willie Bennett has joined the Foundation as a Congregational Engagement Officer.
For more than 25 years, Bennett has managed local organizations, teaching congregations, schools and communities how to organize for positive change. Most of that time was spent with the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF), a nationwide network of local faith and community-based organizations. Bennett served on IAF’s national training staff and as a lead organizer. He’s worked in Dallas, Fort Worth and Austin.
Most recently, Bennett was the the co-lead organizer for The Metropolitan Organization (TMO) in Houston, organizing congregations to help renters in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and working with property owners to protect their neighborhoods from gentrification.
Bennett graduated with degrees in religion and sociology from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and earned a Masters of Divinity degree from Southwestern Theological Seminary. He’s currently an associate minister at Bethel’s Family Church in Missouri City.
Bennett joins EHF’s effort to help congregations work with their communities and organize and focus their efforts to have the greatest impact on their communities’ health.
You can reach Bennett at 832-807-2590 or send him an email.