Dr. John L. Rothra’s Résumé

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Skills

Outreach: Missional branding, strategy development, evangelism, vision casting
Technology/Web: Web development (HTML, CSS, WordPress), SEO, social media, Adobe Photoshop/GIMP, Adobe Premiere, Audacity

Education

Doctor of Philosophy – Evangelism (2014)
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX
Minor: Preaching
Master of Divinity with Biblical Languages – Evangelism and Missions (2007)
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX
Bachelor of Science – Political Science (1998)
University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, TX
Minor: Speech Communications
Associate of Arts – Business Administration (1994)
Kilgore College, Kilgore, TX

Specialized Training

Treehouse Coding Training (2016) – view John’s Treehouse Profile

  • Completed Tracks: Web Design (51 hrs), Learn WordPress (4 hrs)
  • Tracks In-Progress: WordPress Development (21 hrs), PHP Development (31 hrs), Front End Web Development (58 hrs), Digital Literacy (6 hrs)

Youth Campaign Management School – Leadership Institute (1996)

Campaign Management School – National Federation of Republican Women (1995)

Ministry & Organizational Experience

Author/Speaker & Web Designer, Self (2015-Present)
Longview, TX

Adjunct Professor of Evangelism, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (2015-2016)
Shawnee, OK

  • Taught contemporary evangelism at Shawnee, OK, extension campus
  • Administered evangelism practicum, mentoring students in their personal evangelism

Substitute Professor, LeTourneau University (2014)
Longview, TX

Pastor, First Baptist Church (2012-2014)
Floral City, FL

  • Introduced “1X Evangelism,” a strategy designed to increase the personal evangelism of church members
  • Coordinated multi-church community worship services at Thanksgiving and Easter
  • Redesigned church website, incorporating audio and video sermons to expand gospel reach

Webmaster, Republican Party of Gregg County (2008-2012)
Longview, TX

Pastor, Union Hill Baptist Church (2005-2012)
Alvord, TX

  • Led church to adopt vision statement focusing on evangelistic outreach and discipleship
  • Spearheaded monthly “Missions Offering” dedicated to supporting missions

Teaching Assistant/Grader, Dr. David Mills, Assistant Professor of Evangelism and Assistant Dean for Applied Ministries (2008-2009)
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX

  • Taught classes as needed
  • Reviewed and graded graduate student coursework

Pastor, Hilltop Baptist Church (2004-2005)
Fort Worth, TX

  • Morning worship attendance more than doubled
  • Youth group went from non-existent to 15

SEO Manager & Web Designer, The Johnson Law Firm (2004-2005)
Fort Worth, TX

Evangelist, Various locations in Texas, Ohio, and Kansas (2002-2008)

Web Designer, Network Internet Services (1998-2000)
Longview, TX

Guest/Itinerate Preacher, Various locations (1992, 2002-Present)

Hobbies and Interests

Spending time with family, keeping up with current events, YouTuber, website coding, playing bass and guitar, reading, and writing songs.

Publications

1X Evangelism: A Kingdom Growth Strategy for the Local Church. Mustang, OK: Tate Publishing, 2015.

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.

Honors & Awards Received

Two-time Recipient, W. Fred Swank Evangelism Award – Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (2007 & 2014)

Ministry Licensing and Ordination

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

Organizational Memberships

Evangelical Missiological Society