Five minutes with… Casey Hyde

April 23, 2014

Five minutes with… Casey Hyde 

In 2006, Knoxville, Tenn.-native Casey Hyde first visited New York City. Seven years later, the 23-year-old found himself in Brooklyn ready to take part in Generation Send, a 10-week urban ministry internship program hosted by NAMB. A graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Hyde chose to remain in NYC at the conclusion of GenSend and serve at New City Church in Long Island City. At New City Church, Hyde coordinates mission teams, assists in leading worship and runs the church’s narrative mapping project. In his spare time, Hyde can be found taking photographs and working at Brooklyn Boulders, an indoor rock-climbing gym.

Recently, Hyde shared five minutes of his day with us.

Tell us about 

…your GenSEND experience.  

Generation Send helped clarify how to live out the Gospel in a daily context.

…your decision to stay in NYC after GenSEND. 

I chose to return to NYC because I love culture and people. There is obviously a lot of that here.

…your passion for NYC ministry.  

When you impact the people of NYC you impact the world. What better way to go to all the nations than to go to where the nations have gathered?

…how the Lord has changed you in the last six months.  

Learning to pray. When someone you care for clearly rejects the Gospel you learn a lot about prayer.

 …your favorite aspect of living in NYC and what do you hope will become part of your NYC living experience? 

The opportunity here is endless. I've met countless celebrities — and I’ve had the opportunity to meet some really interesting people.

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