Ginger Hertenstein – Lead Pastor

Rev. Dr. Ginger Hertenstein


Pastor Ginger gives the Benediction
Pastor Ginger gives the Benediction


Ginger Hertenstein is in her eighth year as solo pastor at First, Duncanville. She received a Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California. Born in Shreveport, Louisiana, she has lived in many major cities including Los Angeles, New York City area, Washington D.C., Kansas City, and of course, the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex.

She loves to lead people in the pursuit of God. She enjoys studying the Bible and listening for God’s voice. She likes anything that has to do with conversation about Jesus because He is the most interesting person in (and outside of!) the world. Her ministry approach is to communicate God’s message creatively and skillfully, using words, drama, storytelling, art, and music. These are reflected in each week’s worship service.

Ginger’s favorite way to spend a day is with her family, hiking or in a beautiful garden. She’s not too into food so whatever is set before her that she does not have to cook is perfect! She likes to eat with children and presidents, and would like to talk to Martin Luther, because he says “preach the Word, even if no one is listening.” That’s the best, because that is what Ginger loves to do.

She can watch The Princess Bride over and over, even though it is old. She remembers sitting on a bench-shaped rock in childhood and being glad to be alive. Her favorite book is The Message, but she has many others to recommend to you.

If she had a superhero power, she would love to have the power of evangelism to share the good news. Nothing is more powerful than the magnificent love of Jesus. She LOVES to see people discover Him.

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