Les Helton

Les Helton, Senior Families Pastor

Birthday: Halloween

Originally from: Jacksonville, Alabama

Education background: B.S. in Recreation Management from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

Ministry background: Director of Youth at Flatwoods Baptist Church, Northport, AL, 1983-84 • Minister of Music and Youth at First Southern Baptist Church, Hope Hull, AL, 1987-89 • Director of Activities at Bellevue Baptist Church, Memphis, TN, 1989-2000 • Minister of Family Life at Calvary Baptist Church, Shreveport, LA, 2000-03

I started working for CFBC: August 24, 2003

My family: My wife, Lisa, and my children, Karah, Dean, Doug and Kaylee

My role at CFBC: Building relationships with each other and with our Savior through:

• personal touches in times of need
• fellowships, trips and other activities
• living out God’s Word and using it in our daily walk with Him

Personal story: Growing up in a loving Christian home I often felt God’s tug on me that I may be in full time ministry one day.  I began serving in churches while in college, and then full time in the ministry after a few years of secular work.  I am blessed to be a husband, daddy, and minister.  Next to my Savior and His salvation my family is the greatest joy of my life!

Favorite book of the Bible: Philippians

Recent books I’ve enjoyed: Pray Like it Matters by Steve Gaines

Most fulfilling part of my job: Seeing someone grow closer to Christ in some way where God used me as His helper to make it so

Places of service available in my ministry: A variety of hands-on and encouragement roles to help older and/or homebound people in our church and community.  Also, creative helpers to plan and organize our activities, fellowships and events.

Spiritual gifts: Encouragement and service

My hobbies: Anything with my family: vacations, meals, games, sports.  I also love to work on home projects.

I hope heaven includes: All the sweets we can eat!

The smartest thing I’ve ever done: Marrying Lisa!

The best way to pray for me: Pray for purity in deed and thought, creativity in serving our seniors, and unselfishness in ministry to others.