Willie Edward Hucks II has served the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in various capacities since 1985. He spent the first 14 years of ministry pastoring congregations in Texas and Louisiana. In 1999, he accepted a call to serve as a religion professor at Southwestern Adventist University, where he remained for seven years. In 2006, he began serving as associate editor of Ministry, International Journal for Pastors, headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland; and in 2010, he also assumed responsibilities serving as an associate ministerial secretary for the GC Ministerial Association, focusing on theological education and ministerial preparation.
In 2016, Dr. Hucks accepted a call to serve as an associate professor of Christian Ministry at the Andrews University Theological Seminary. In January 2017, he also took on the responsibilities of serving as pastor of the Niles Philadelphia SDA Church.
A native of Dallas, Texas, Dr. Hucks earned his undergraduate ministerial degree from Oakwood College, and his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Andrews University. However, of greatest importance, his highest joy comes from calling Kathleen (nee Alexander) his wife since 1987; and they are the proud parents of two adult children.