I serve as the pastor at Mission Dorado Baptist Church in Odessa, Texas.
This is my personal blog. It is focused on “God and the Globe,” which is a fancy way of saying that I like to write about cultural issues and how they relate to the Christian faith. Some call this “apologetics,” which happens to be one of my favorite disciplines.
I also like to write about other things such as theology, philosophy, and even practical church issues. Some of these don’t necessarily fit into the “apologetical” scope, but if I’m inspired enough, I’ll write about anything.
My goal is to create relevant content for what is happening around the world in hopes that it provides some kind of comfort or answer to what might seemingly be uncomfortable or unanswerable issues.
I typically post about once a week, but this goal is often forfeited due to a heavy demand in my personal life. Thus, I pretty much post as often as I can but try to aim for at least once a week.
I have pastored in Southern Baptist churches since I was 20 years old. I started in Powell, Texas where I served for four years. I then moved to Tyler, Texas where I also served for four years. In 2011 I became the pastor of Mission Dorado Baptist Church in Odessa, Texas, where I currently serve (missiondorado.com).
I have written one book, The Church Member, published in 2012 by Resource Publications, which is an arm of Wipf and Stock Publishers. I have also published two resources, The Sweetest Names I Know: A Look at the Second Coming and Marital Roles: God’s Testimony in Marriage. I have also contributed several articles to the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry (carm.org). My articles can be read here: http://carm.org/jared-wellman. Most recently I joined the team at sbcvoices.com.
Some of my articles have been featured on The Gospel Coalition (tgc.org) and I’ve been a returning guest to both Dallas/Fort Worth’s 90.9 KCBI on the “Christ and Culture” program as well as Pittsburgh’s 101.5 The Word on the John and Kathy program.
I have been married to my wife, Amanda, since 2006. We have one daughter, Hannah, and are in the process of adopting a child from Ethiopia.
My academic resume includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Studies and a Master of Arts in Theological Philosophy, both from the Criswell College in Dallas, Texas. I am currently pursuing a PhD in Theology from the South African Theological Seminary.