Dr. Scott Bryant
University Chaplain &
Vice President of Spiritual Development
Scott Bryant was born in Ohio but was raised in Texas. He is a graduate of Baylor University (B.A., M.Div, PhD) and Boston University's School of Theology (S.T.M.). He is a licensed and ordained Baptist Minister and has served churches in both Massachusetts and Texas. Prior to his arrival at ETBU, he taught in the Religion Department and Honors College at Baylor University.
Scott is husband to Natalie and father to Anna, Luke, and Reid. He enjoys coaching his kids sports teams, playing basketball, and watching Tom Brady, Dirk Nowitzki, and the Texas Rangers.
Kalee Brearton was born in Oklahoma and moved to Texas in middle school. She is a graduate of East Texas Baptist University with a B.A. in Religion, and is currently working on her Masters in Christian Ministry at ETBU. Kalee desires to one day become a Children's Minister, as this is the calling the Lord has placed on her heart.
Kalee is married to Jake Brearton, a football player at ETBU. They are members of Mobberly Baptist Church Marshall, where they lead a college small group and assist with the children's ministry. Her favorite passage is 1 Corinthians 13:4-7, "Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things." Kalee enjoys any activity where she gets to spend time with friends and family.
Dr. Lisa Seeley
Director of the Great Commission Center
Lisa Seeley comes to Marshall from the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Born in Germany and raised in Indiana and Ohio, she moved to Texas in 1995. Lisa earned a Master of Arts in Missions and Church History from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a PhD in Leadership from Dallas Baptist University. Lisa worked in the Missions department at SWBTS for eleven years and taught history, missions, and graduate research and writing for Dallas Baptist University before coming to ETBU.
Lisa has been married to Scott since 1984; is the mother of three girls, Sara, Caitlin and Rebecca; and grandmother to Peyton and Christian. She enjoys reading, working out and learning Tae Kwan Do from her husband. Lisa claims Philippians 4:13 and Proverbs 3:5-6 as life verses.
Director for Baptist Student Ministries
Alternating between two states through most of his childhood and adult life, Mark claims both California and Texas as "home." He has four children: Courtney, Shelby, Ethan and Amanda. The entire family enjoys sports and outdoor activities. They are active members of Central Baptist Church in Marshall.
Mark is a graduate of East Texas Baptist University (B.A.) and Louisiana State University-Shreveport (M.Ed.) and has additional hours from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary. He has spent more than 25 years in various avenues of student ministry serving Baptist Churches and Agencies. His passion for student ministry revolves around his life verse, 2 Timothy 2:1-2. "You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others." His continued desire is to "grow strong" in his personal spiritual walk and to use those things which the Lord has afforded him to reach and disciple others to do the same.
I am Matthew Baxter from Hallsville, Texas. I attended Louisiana State University before transferring to New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary Leavell College where I will graduate in December 2016 with a Bachelor's Degree in Christian Ministries.
I enjoy hanging out, having fun, watching and playing sports, and living today like it is my last. Life is too short to let the small things get you down. One of my favorite passages in the Bible is Matthew 6:25-34. The last verse is key to the whole passage. "'Therefore don't worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.'"
I am Zach Whitlow and I serve as the BSM Intern. I am a recent graduate of ETBU with a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies. I also serve as the youth pastor at Central Baptist Church here in Marshall. Some of my hobbies include jogging, writing poems, and simply spending time with our community here at ETBU. I love serving others in any way they need and assisting students to be plugged in to ministries around campus. When you see me, you will be sure to get a big smile and a helping hand!