Dr. Prentis McGoldrick

Senior Pastor
I was born and raised in the small Texas town of Cameron. I became a member of a church in Cameron and even went without missing any Sundays for two years in a row but did not know Jesus as my Savior. It wasn’t until I returned from a church retreat as a freshman at Texas A&M that I gave my heart to Jesus. I am quite sure that I had heard the Gospel many times before but it was on a Saturday afternoon (April 21, 1973) that I told Jesus I needed Him. He came into my life and changed my destiny forever. God has directed my life in wonderful ways since then. I met my wife, Karen, at the Baptist Student Center at Texas A&M. After graduation, I became a Campus Evangelism Coordinator for the Baptist Student Unions of Kilgore College and Panola Jr. College in East Texas. However, it wasn’t until I was teaching school in Tyler that God called me into the ministry. Two of my three daughters were born while I was in seminary. I completed my formal education with a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary.  After serving churches in Texas and Tennessee, God called me to Thalia Lynn. I began serving here on Easter Sunday 2005. Thalia Lynn has been an incredible blessing to me. I believe God is going to do something here that will only be attributed to Him.
My life verse is, “I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death.” (Philippians 3:10)