Interesting things about me:
“Treat others the way you want to be treated” – Jesus.
“Be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to anger” – James, Bible book author
“Maturity is the ability to accept criticism without being threatened or praise without thinking too highly of yourself.”
“Don’t hold on to a mistake just because it took you so long to make it.”
“People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”
“Jesus didn’t come to get men out of hell and into heaven, he came to get himself out of heaven and into us.” – Bob George
“I believe the good branch of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil has done more harm to the cause of Christ than evil ever could.” – Bob Hamp
Bible, The Shack, Classic Christianity, Where the Wild Things Are, Wild at Heart, The Holiness of God, Moby Dick, Baby Wise, Hints on Child Training, Revolutionary Parenting, How to Win Friends and Influence People, Every Man’s Marriage, The Blessed Marriage, The Holiness of God
Favorite TV show:
Forged in Fire, Duck Dynasty, Barter Kings, World’s Worst Tenants, Seinfeld, Swamp People, Gold Rush, X Factor, The Voice, Shark Tank, Below Zero, Good Eats
If your house was on fire and you could save only one thing (besides your family and pets), what would it be?
Box of VHS home and wedding videos, Container of family keepsakes, my laptop, my dad’s 30.06 rifle, my Ruger Vaquero 45 pistol, my custom Waters Church 10th anniversary 1911 pistol, wedding photo album, and a bottle of Tabasco sauce.
Lead Pastor / Chairman of Elders
Call Clint: 832.618.7494
It’s the privilege of a lifetime to just attend such an authentic church, let alone be the Lead Pastor of the thing. I am forever grateful to God for leading me into this life.
I love my job. I love that God put me in a position to affect change in Jesus’ name for the Kingdom of God. I love that I get to contribute to Jesus’ ever increasing fame in human history. And I love that The Waters Church is set up to fulfill the mission of leading people closer and closer to Jesus.
My passion is to present biblical truth to people in bite sized, understandable, and inspiring portions. I do this through sermons, bible studies, classes, and I use biblical truth as the foundation of my leadership in the church. My absolute favorite question to ask is, “What does the Bible say?” I have yet to find a question that can’t be answered by the bible. And I seek to be able to explain all my beliefs I a way that a child can understand. In fact, if I can’t really do that, I probably don’t understand it myself.
I am obsessed with studying language; why we use certain words, where they come from, how it’s all evolved, and the beauty of the original languages of the Bible. I study these with depth so I can truly comprehend what the biblical authors, and Jesus himself, meant by what they said. I love teaching people about language, and showing them how to become linguistic students themselves.
My greatest treasure is my family. I married my best friend, Tonia, in 1992. Tonia and I are blessed with four amazing children: Annah Jane (1997), Cade (1999), Corrie (2013) and Jack (2013). Annah Jane and Cade are our biological kiddos, and we adopted Corrie and Jack from China. While I love my job, I will always strive to offer my best to my family. I don’t always get that right, but it’s the standard that I pursue.
I hold a Bachelor of Arts Degree on Religion and a Masters of Divinity Degree in Theology and Biblical Languages from SWBTS.
How I was saved:
I was raised in a family that honored and served God. I knew about Jesus. I was intrigued. I attended a musical production at my church and watched an actor portray his life. I was overwhelmed with Jesus’ love for me. I walked down to the front of the auditorium after the production and asked a counselor how I could be saved. Later that night my parents led my in a prayer that changed the rest of my life. I asked Jesus to forgive me of my sins and to lead my life. That was it. He took over the controls and I’ve never been the same since.
How I felt God’s call on my life towards full time ministry:
I was 16 years old. I was on a mission trip to Honduras. We were in the middle of a prayer meeting right before going out and doing some ministry for people that evening. Right there in that circle I clearly heard God’s voice and felt his leadership to surrender my life to him as a minister. I wasn’t sure exactly what I would do or how I would do it, but I knew that God wanted me to be a pastor of some sort. I immediately began getting experience in leadership in the local church and set my sights on an education and career towards that end.
Who influenced me the most in my journey as a Christian?
My mom and dad. They are my go-to examples for leadership and biblical knowledge. My wife is my ultimate inspiration as a believer. I led her to the Lord in 1987, and since then she has been the best example of a life changed by Jesus. I’ve never witnessed anyone changed by the Lord more than her life.
My favorite go-to book in the Bible is Hebrews. This book focuses on the superiority of Jesus Christ as priest and son of God. It answers so many intense theological questions. It addresses hard and confusing questions of faith and encourages people to not lose heart. It’s my favorite book of the New Testament.
What is your favorite movie?
Napoleon Dynamite, Raiders of the Lost Ark, 300, We Were Soldiers, True Grit, Diehard, Dances with Wolves, all the Avengers movies, A Bridge Too Far, Saving Private Ryan, Passion of the Christ
What would you want engraved on your tombstone?
He is doing there what he attempted to do here.
What’s your favorite past time?
Spending time with my best friend, Tonia, and the coolest kids on the planet, Annah Jane, Cade, Corrie and Jack.
I also love fishing, hunting, looking at fire, and cheering for the Dallas Cowboys.
List 5 random things about your life:
1. I was on a television show that ran 26 episodes when I was 9. It was like a Christian version of Sesame Street. No autographs, please.
2. If I’m not sweating and my nose isn’t running after a meal, then it was a waste of my time.
3. I was born with a leg deformity that caused me to wear leg braces like Forrest Gump wore for the first 6 years of my life.
4. I’d rather be in a deer stand.
5. I’m addicted to bluegrass music.