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By Bev Odom/The Red River Sun—
WELLINGTON — Pastor Joe Lee has accepted the call to be the new pastor at First Baptist Church in Wellington.
“We are excited that God has brought Pastor Lee and his wife Barbara to our church,” said Deacon Luis Pena, chairman of the Pulpit Search Committee. “We look forward to worshipping with him and hearing him preach God’s word.”
Lee’s first Sunday in Wellington will be Oct. 4.
Currently living in Smyrna, S.C., the couple has made many states their home, from Florida to Washington, during the past 30 years of service to the Lord.
Lee, 56, holds two bachelor’s degrees, one in religious education and the other in theology.
Through online resources, Lee, ordained to the ministry in 1990, said he is currently working on his Master of Divinity through Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth.
Lee said his objectives are to challenge families through expository preaching and teaching with enthusiasm, to teach men to be leaders in the home church and community and to preach and teach the unsearchable riches of Jesus Christ.
“To win the lost, baptize converts, disciple and edify believers to live, work and minister in such a way that God would send the breath of heaven and revive His church to fulfill the great commission,” Lee said is his final objective.
“It is my heart’s deep desire to exhibit a leadership style that brings glory to God and to myself. Prayer, Bible study, shepherding the flock and evangelism are my most important responsibilities. I believe the church is to be pastor led, deacon served, committee operated and church approved.”
Since Mark and Lisa Smith departed Wellington almost two years ago, Wayne Shuffield of Midlothian has served part of the time as interim pastor. Shuffield’s background allows him to serve churches on a full-time yet temporary basis while searching for a permanent pastor.
Located at 1106 15th St., Sunday school begins at First Baptist Church at 9:45 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m. Wednesday night junior high and high school youth starts at 6:30 p.m. The children’s pre-K – 5th grade ministry will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 7.
Lee and his wife Barbara have two grown daughters.
The community is invited to help welcome Pastor Joe and Barbara to Wellington.