Ministry Snapshot

Spiritual Gifts & Skills

Spiritual Gifts: Teaching, preaching, administration

Related Skills: Writing, analysis, outreach strategy, leadership, vision casting


Doctor of Philosophy – Evangelism (2014)
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Master of Divinity with Biblical Languages – Evangelism and Missions (2007)
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Bachelor of Science – Political Science (1998)
University of Texas at Tyler

Associate of Arts – Business Administration (1994)
Kilgore College

Key Ministry Experience

Web Administrator
Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship – Dallas, TX

1/2018 – Present

  • Manage & maintain four websites (church and three academies) and church app
  • Lead efforts to incorporate new technologies for web design and site stability
  • Offer pastoral/doctrinal insight to Ministry Advancement team members

Author/Speaker, Blogger & YouTuber
Self-Employed – Arlington, TX

9/2015 – Present

  • Author of 1X Evangelism: A Kingdom Growth Strategy for the Local Church
  • Featured speaker at “Ignite Houston” evangelism conference in 2016
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Adjunct Professor of Evangelism
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary – Fort Worth, TX

8/2015 – 12/2015

Senior Pastor
First Baptist Church – Floral City, FL

10/2012 – 5/2014

  • Launched 1X Evangelism pilot program
  • Reinstituted annual church picnic featuring public baptisms in local lake
  • Coordinated multi-denominational community worship services at Thanksgiving and Easter
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Union Hill Baptist Church – Alvord, TX

8/2005 – 9/2012

  • Initiated church health evaluation, improving awareness of church’s previously unknown strengths and areas for improvement
  • Introduced monthly missions offering dedicated to support local missionaries along with denominational mission boards

Self-Employed – Texas, Ohio, Kansas

8/2002 – 5/2008

Hilltop Baptist Church – Fort Worth, TX

5/2004 – 5-2005

Honors Received

W. Fred Swank Evangelism Award
2007 & 2014
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX

Ministry Licensing & Ordination

Licensed: September 2002
Ordained: March 2004
Both by Judson Community Baptist Church, Longview, TX


1X Evangelism: A Kingdom Growth Strategy for the Local Church. Mustang, OK: Tate Publishing, 2015; rev. ed., ebook, John L. Rothra, 2018.
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Progressivism’s Impact on Evangelism: The Confluence of Ideas Between Woodrow Wilson and John R. Mott, and Barack Obama and Jim Wallis.” PhD dissertation, Texas: Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2014.
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Hobbies & Interests

Spending time with family, keeping up with current events, blogging & social media, maintaining websites, playing bass and guitar, reading, and writing songs.

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