Robert Hendrix Jr.

Installation services will be held Sunday for the new pastor of the First Church of God in Houston.

Robert Hendrix Jr. will be installed during services beginning at 4 p.m. at the church.

Hendrix, a Carthage native, was previously the associate pastor at his father’s church in his hometown. He graduated from East Newton High School in Granby in 1985 and served just over four years in the Marines. He was honorably discharged in 1989 with the rank of corporal.

He received his bachelor’s degree in specialized ministries from Mid-America Christian University in 2006. He served alongside his father, the Rev. Robert Hendrix, in Carthage from 2006 until now.

Hendrix said he is a recovered alcoholic and drug addict who will celebrate 11 years being clean and sober in January.

The First Church of God is located at 418 S. Grand Avenue in Houston.

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