was raised in a Christian home and attended Grace Baptist Church in
Amarillo, TX. At an early age I made a profession of faith, but at the
age of 18 realized that something was wrong in my life, because of a
lack of desire to serve the Lord. The Holy Spirit used the testimony
of one of my school teachers (Kathy Jordon) to bring me to the place
of realizing I needed to be saved. On April 6, 1975 after several
weeks of being under the conviction of the Holy Spirit and struggling
with my salvation experience, I trusted the Lord Jesus Christ as my
Savior. My father, Bill Sutton, lead me to the Lord. I was baptized
the following Sunday at Grace Baptist Church in Amarillo. God called
me to preach shortly after my being saved. I attended Baptist Bible
College in Springfield, MO. from 1975-78. In 1978 my wife and I help
to establish New Life Baptist Church in Willard, MO. In 1980 we moved
back to Amarillo and Grace Baptist Church to work with the youth. We
remained on staff at Grace Baptist for the following 16 years. I was
ordained into the ministry while in this position in 1989. Grace
Baptist Church relocated and became Arden Rd Baptist Church in 1985.
August of 1996, the Lord directed, us to accept the Pastorate of
Calvary Baptist Church in Cooper TX. We served the Lord at Calvary
Baptist until June 2001. The Lord then directed us to Mansfield, TX
and Countryside Baptist Church were we have served since June 2001.
Come visit us when you are in Mansfield.