Speaking the Truth in Love


“Pay close attention to yourself and to your teaching; persevere in these things, for as you do this you will ensure salvation both for yourself and for those who hear you.” The apostle Paul to Timothy, in 1 Timothy 4:16

In the New Testament church, preachers (or ministers) were responsible for teaching God’s word, encouraging churches, and helping people grow in their faith. God’s instructions for ministers are found in places like Paul’s letters to Timothy and Titus, who were serving as ministers for some of the early churches. (Notice especially passages like 1 Timothy 4:7-16, 2 Timothy 2:1-26, 2 Timothy 4:1-5.) Our ministers are those who our elders have asked to serve here at Seagoville in preaching and ministry roles.

Leslie Thomas

Leslie Thomas has served the Seagoville congregation as youth minister since 2011. Leslie, the son of Louis and Nellie Thomas, was born in Kaufman and raised in Mabank. After high school graduation he attended East Texas State University (now Texas A&M University-Commerce), where he earned a BBA in marketing. In 1992, Leslie married the love…

David Wright

David Wright grew up in Jefferson, Iowa. He comes from a large family–six brothers and three sisters. In 1977, David’s family moved to Fort Madison, Iowa. After graduating from high school there, he went to Montgomery to become a Bible major at Faulkner University. In 1985, David earned his Bible degree, married Carolyn Auen, and…