Byron McWilliams is the lead pastor of First Baptist Church in Odessa, Texas. He serves as a trustee of the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention and is a two-term past president of the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention. A lifelong learner, Byron has earned an undergraduate and two advanced degrees. Before being called to ministry, he worked as an accountant for one of the largest oil companies in the world in Houston, Texas. He has been married to his high school sweetheart, Andi, for 31 years and they have three grown children.