Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Forney; Forney, TX
A 4th generation African, Nathan Lino founded Northeast Houston Baptist Church in 2002 and served as their Senior Pastor until June 1, 2022, when he began his tenure as Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church Forney. His ministry opportunities have taken him to more than 25 countries around the world. Nathan has served as President of the Southern Baptist of Texas Convention, First Vice President of the Southern Baptist Convention and on the board of the International Mission Board. Nathan became a Christian while attending Pinetown Baptist Church in South Africa, and was baptized and ordained at Forest Cove Baptist Church in Kingwood, TX. He graduated from Texas A&M University and completed his M.Div. at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Nathan and Nicole have been married since 1999 and have four children, Colton, Campbell, Cassidy and Chloe.