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Andy Black

Andy Black

Executive Director


Andy came to the Lake Nixon Outdoor Center in May of 2019. As Executive Director he works to support existing programs and to grow partnerships that help Lake Nixon provide year-round opportunities for recreation, education, and sanctuary. He is also part of the staff of Second Baptist Church in downtown Little Rock.

Andy has a diverse background. He has been the program director of a community development organization, a History and Religious Studies professor, and a hospice chaplain. Most recently, he worked to coordinate efforts to reduce food insecurity as the Lubbock Regional Director for the Texas Hunger Initiative.

He spent about a decade growing up in Wyoming, where he developed a deep and lasting love for the outdoors. He has family roots in Oklahoma and Mississippi, and so it seemed fitting for him to split the difference and take root in the Natural State. Andy is married to Jennifer, who is currently an online instructor for the Baylor University School of Social Work. They have enjoyed settling in at Lake Nixon with their three children.

Andy enjoys hiking and biking, playing and listening to music, reading books and maps, and cheering for the Baylor Bears. When he was younger, he enjoyed regular games of pickup basketball and ultimate frisbee. These days, most of his exercise takes the form of chasing kids or simply exploring all the nooks and crannies of Lake Nixon’s 230 acres, usually with a camera at the ready.