Dr. Tony Mathews has been in ministry for thirty years. Twenty-five of those years have been spent providing pastoral care to several races and cultures. For the last twenty-two years he has served as Senior Pastor of North Garland Baptist Fellowship. He has earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Angelo State University, San Angelo, Texas, a Master of Arts, in Christian Leadership from The Criswell College, Dallas, Texas, and a Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry from Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.
Tony is the author of There’s More Than One Color in the Pew: A Handbook for Multicultural, Multiracial Churches (Smyth and Helwys, 2003) and is a contributing author for both the North American Mission Board’s Journal of African American Southern Baptist History (2009) and for the Next Steps Resources published by the International Mission Board (2013).
Under Tony’s leadership, North Garland has partnered with the convention or other churches to plant eight churches, and have sponsored church mission trips to Panama, Dominican Republic, Peru, Brazil, Tanzania, Kenya, South Africa, Romania, India, Curacao, Venezuela, Antigua, Guatemala, Nueva Rosita, Mexico, Japan, China, Madagascar, Spain and Laredo.
He currently serves as the Vice President of the African American Fellowship of the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention and is a member of the Executive Board of Trustees at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. He has preached, lectured and conducted seminars in various cities across the United States and has traveled on mission trips to South Africa, India, Ecuador, and a vision trip to Montreal Canada.
He is married to Angela Lemons Mathews and has three children. Finally, he prays that wherever he serves, the people of God will be edified, strengthened, and challenged to “press towards the mark of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus” (Phil. 3:14).
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