Dr. Leighton Flowers, Director of Apologetics and Youth Evangelism for Texas Baptists
Dr. Leighton Flowers was named the Director of Apologetics for Texas Baptists in 2016. In addition to preaching on a wide range of biblical subjects, Leighton regularly travels to churches of all sizes to conduct seminars that specialize on apologetics. He has participated in debates with leading apologists and led training conferences for the Annual Convention, Conclave, Apologetic Conferences, and the SBC Annual Convention.
Prior to 2016, he served as the Director of Youth Evangelism for Texas Baptists for 13 years. In this position he oversaw 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 has also assisted in the oversight of such ministries as See You At The Pole, a worldwide prayer movement (began by his father, Chuck Flowers) which is impacting people not only in Texas but all around our world.
Leighton earned a Bachelor’s 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 at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (2016).
Leighton and his wife Laura, a Licenced Professional Counselor at the Meyer Clinic, 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 for Trinity Seminary. Prior to coming on staff with Texas Baptists, Leighton served as a minister in the local church for over 10 years. Since coming on staff in 2003, he has been a member of Lakepointe Church in Rockwall and served in interim roles for Hunters Glen Baptist Church in Plano, The Oaks Baptist Church in Grand Prairie, Culleoka Baptist Church in Princeton and First Baptist 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.