Dr. Charles Wilson has been named director of church evangelism for Texas Baptists.
Through his work, Wilson will coordinate ENGAGE evangelistic conferences across the state, as well as assist associations and churches in helping to inspire and equip individuals to be more effective in evangelism.
"Our vision is to help Texas reach Texas for Christ," Wilson said. "We want to work within the Baptist family on the state, associational and local level to more confidently and comfortably present the Gospel to every segment of our culture."
A pastor for more than 30 years, Wilson served at First Baptist Church Sunnyvale for 26 years before joining the Texas Baptist staff. Currently, he serves as interim pastor at Central Baptist Church in Crandall.
Through his work in the ministry, Wilson has trained and equipped individuals in evangelistic efforts for many years.
One of his greatest focuses will be coordinating Engage conferences across the state to offer regional opportunities for pastors and church leaders to receive inspiration and training in a wide variety of strategic evangelism models. Large group sessions are coupled with small group experiences to energize and inform in "The Four Habits of the Evangelistic Church."
Wilson is planning several upcoming conferences including ENGAGE Greater Dallas at Mimosa Lane Baptist Church on April 3, 2014; ENGAGE North East Texas at First Baptist Church Henderson on September 14, 2014; and ENGAGE Concho Valley at First Baptist Church San Angelo on September 20, 2014.
Understanding the need for evangelism across the state, Wilson notes, "the world has come to Texas. If God can use us to reach Texas for Christ, we effectively will reach the world."
Wilson lives in Sunnyvale, with his wife, Paulette. The couple has two children and four grandchildren. He holds a bachelor's degree from Southwestern Christian University in Bethany, Oklahoma, and a Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degree from Trinity Theological Seminary in Newburg, Indiana.
Looking forward to the work ahead to share the gospel across Texas, Wilson commented, "It's not our job to save anyone. Our mission is to tell Texas there is a savior and he is Jesus Christ."