Pastor Lewis came to Woodlawn in May 2012. He previously served at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in various capacities from 2005-2012 where he also received his Master of Divinity with Biblical Languages (M.Div.) and Doctorate of Philosophy in Preaching (Ph.D.) degrees. Lewis begin his pastoral ministry in 1999, while a senior in high school, as an interim pastor in rural Rapids Parish, Louisiana. That experience, along with his other ministry experiences (he served churches in Louisiana and Texas) have given him a passion for people and the Word of God. In addition to leading in the local church, Pastor Lewis has been instrumental in launching a ministry in India that includes an accredited Bible college and seminary, church planting efforts all over India, an orphan ministry, and pastor training.
Pastor Lewis believes that the purpose of the local church is "to equip the saints for the work of ministry." This is why he is passionate about expository preaching and discipleship. He is committed to the expositional preaching and teaching of God’s Word, and he generally works through a book of the Bible in his preaching series.
He is married to Erica and together they have five children: Dalton, Carlie, Anna, David, and Ella. His interests includes sports, politics, and reading.