GRAPEVINE—Matt Boswell, pastor of The Trails Church in Celina, and Nathan Lino, pastor of First Baptist Church of Forney, have joined the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention as consultants.
Boswell will serve as a worship consultant in the Church Health & Leadership department. His duties will include establishing and developing a young worship pastor’s network where leaders will not only meet with one another on occasion, but be encouraged, resourced, and coached in their respective churches and ministries.
He is the founding pastor of The Trails Church, has been involved in church planting and pastoral ministry since 1998, and is an author and hymn writer.
“I am so encouraged by what the Lord is doing around the state of Texas within the SBTC,” Boswell said. “I am grateful for the opportunity to serve our churches as they pursue God-centered, disciple-making, mission-advancing corporate worship services.
Lino will serve as a ministry consultant in the Missional Ministries department. Among his duties, he will host periodical Zoom meetings to assist pastors in a variety of ministry areas; provide evangelism support and training for pastors; and help pastors learn how to lead corporate prayer meetings as requested. He will also stand ready to assist pastors and churches implement a global missions strategy. Lino, the founding pastor of Northeast Houston Baptist Church, recently answered a call to serve as senior pastor at FBC Forney.
“I’m excited to serve as a consultant to pastors with the SBTC. Coaching and mentoring pastors and their wives is a passion of both my wife, Nicole, and I,” Lino said. “We’ve been coaching pastor couples for the last few years as the Lord has opened doors for doing so. Now 20 years into pastoring, we want mentoring future generations of pastors and their wives to be a major priority during the rest of our ministry.”