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 most 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.
MY TOP POSTS
If you are new to my site, you might want to start with my most popular posts. Here are a few:
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 accepted the lead pastor position at 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 offer The Sweetest Names I Know as a free ebook for those who follow this blog. I also write for the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry (carm.org). My articles can be read here: http://carm.org/jared-wellman
I have been married to my wife, Amanda, since 2006. Currently we have no children, but we are in the process of adopting from Ethiopia. You can follow our journey by visiting hopeonthehorizon.org. I also run a graphic design website for churches that need affordable graphics. All proceeds from this (and my aforementioned book) go towards our adoption. You can visit sermonspruce.com to check out some samples.
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 Doctor of Philosophy degree from the South Africa Theological Seminary in Rivonia, South Africa.