Texas Baptist Educator’s Retreat

April 20 – 22, 2015

Leading in our own power or on the coattails of our pastor will ultimately lead to frustration or burnout. Empowered Leadership—that which is inspired and enabled by God—stands the test of time and yields results beyond what is humanly possible. Dr. Gene Wilkes is uniquely equipped to help you continue moving toward Empowered Leadership. He understands both theory and practice of leadership, with experience as pastor, teacher, and administrator, and will encourage you and other second chair church staff leaders (ministers of education, executive pastors, discipleship pastors, etc.) at the 2015 Texas Baptist Educators Retreat. Topics will include leading through change, servant leadership in a postmodern self-centered world, and defining success in ministry. Get the details below, register, and invite someone else to attend with you!


T Bar M Resort
New Braunfels, Tx


Starts on Monday with registration at 5:00 P.M. and ends Wednesday at 11:00 A.M.


Dr. Gene Wilkes


Fellow and Professor of New Testament and Leadership

B. H. Carroll Theological Institute

Dr. Gene Wilkes is a graduate of Baylor University where he earned a BA degree in Greek and Religion. He also earned MDiv and PhD degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Prior to his election by the Board of Governors on October 22, 2013 as the second president of B. H. Carroll Theological institute, he served as Resident Fellow and Professor of New Testament and Leadership, as member of the Board of Governors, and most recently as Vice President for Advancement. That appointment followed his retirement in June 2013 as Senior Pastor of Legacy Church in Plano, Texas, where he and his wife, Kim, served for 26 years.

He is an adjunct professor at Dallas Baptist University, teaching Biblical Servant Leadership in the Master’s and PhD programs. Wilkes has authored eleven books, including Jesus On Leadership: timeless wisdom on servant leadership (1996) and A New Way of Living (2013). He has led conferences on servant leadership, spiritual gifts, lay mobilization, and making disciples in Albania, Canada, China, Cuba, Greece, Honduras, Russia, and Vietnam.

Dr. Wilkes and his wife Kim have two married daughters and two grandchildren.


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