Dr. Leighton Flowers, Director of Apologetics and Youth Evangelism for Texas Baptists
Dr. Leighton Flowers has served as the Director of Youth Evangelism for Texas Baptists since 2003. In this position he oversees the statewide youth leadership training camp called Super Summer and the Youth Evangelism Conferences impacting thousands of teenagers with evangelistic messages, missions mobilization and discipleship training. Leighton also assists in the oversight of such ministries as Real Encounter School Assemblies, Super Summer Global, Hot Hearts and See You At The Pole, impacting people not only in Texas but all around our world.
In 2016, after completing his Doctorate, Leighton was named the Director of Apologetics for Texas Baptists. His doctoral studies focused upon the various soteriological perspectives within the Southern Baptist context and the development of resources to clarify the traditional non-Calvinistic soteriological interpretation of scripture. He now has a popular website and podcast dedicated to answering the difficult questions surrounding this complex and often controversial subject (www.soteriology101.com).
In addition to preaching on a wide range of biblical subjects, Leighton regularly travels to churches and ministry events to conduct seminars that specialize on soteriological apologetics. He has participated in debates with leading apologists and led training conferences for the BGCT Annual Convention, Conclave, Apologetic Conferences and the SBC Annual Convention.
Leighton earned a Bachelors Degree in Applied Theology from Hardin-Simmons University (1997); a Masters of Divinity with Biblical Languages from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (2000); and completed his Doctorate in Ministry Leadership at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
Leighton and his wife Laura have four children (Colson, Cooper, Esther and Caden) and live in North Garland just outside of Dallas where he serves as an Adjunct Professor of Theology and an Associate Teaching Pastor at First Baptist Church of Richardson.
- Cynthia Atherton serves as the Lead Ministry Assistant and works to coordinate the administrative details and registration for the unApologetic Conferences.
- Jason Richards serves as the Super Summer Director, the Texas Baptist’s youth evangelism/apologetics training camp.
- Lindsey Brown serves as the Ministry Program Coordinator for events associated with Youth Evangelism.
- Angie Carter serves as the Ministry Program Coordinator for events associated with Hispanic Evangelism.
- Liand Newby serves as an Administrative assistant with Super Summer.