Providence Church Blog A gospel-centered church in Austin, Tx


This is a multi-author blog – many people inside our church family are helping to shape the content and direction of its writings. From time to time we might even include particularly relevant and helpful thoughts from a friend outside our direct community. This is the kind of interaction and shared leadership we love and therefore desire to have drive this blog.

These are the main contributors:

Will Walker

After six years as a missionary to college students at the University of Texas, and four years as an associate pastor at Coram Deo church in Omaha, NE, Will followed God’s call to plant Providence Church in the fall of 2010. What drives his teaching and leadership is a growing hope that the gospel really does change everything. He is a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, and Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, MO. Will and his wife, Debbie, are the parents of two boys, Ethan and Holden.

Todd Stewman

Todd served for 19 wonderful years with Campus Crusade for Christ, both at the University of Oklahoma and the University of Texas. In the summer of 2010, he left campus ministry to join the team to plant Providence Church. He loves the idea of growing a church that will influence a cultural, educational, and business center like Austin. But more than that, he loves the idea of a gospel-centered church that will plant churches, multiply leaders, and extend the Kingdom of God in our city and to the nations. Todd graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and Dallas Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Amy, have three girls, Lauren, Jessica, and Sophie.

Kendal Haug

After earning degrees from the University of Texas and from Dallas Theological Seminary, and 2-and-a-half years in Omaha working on staff with Coram Deo Church, Kendal moved back to his hometown of Austin to help Will and Debbie plant Providence Church. He is energized by leading in and pointing people towards worship that flows out of treasuring Jesus above all. Kendal has broad interests, but the city of Austin and all things music are near the top. You will likely catch him around town enjoying one of Austin’s countless great coffeeshops, eateries, or live music venues. And he believes that vinyl is often the best way to listen to an album. He and his wife, Ashley, live in the Allandale neighborhood of central Austin.