John Meador has served as the senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Euless since 2006. He is passionate about the Word of God and committed to teaching it creatively because he loves to watch it transform lives. Under his leadership, First Euless has become an intergenerational, multi-ethnic and mission-focused church. His heart and vision have shaped a church that reaches into the community through ministries like 6 Stones and a church that reaches out all over the world impacting nations such as Cuba, Columbia, and India. He believes those armed with the Gospel leave a lasting mark, and challenges everyone he leads to be a world changer by that standard. The Can We Talk? evangelism training format he began in 2014 is now finding favor in numerous churches over a multi-state area, and One Conversation, Inc. was created to assist churches.
Part of John’s story is born out of adversity. As a small child, he remembers feeling different from other children. He could not speak clearly, and felt uncertain about his future. John is profoundly deaf due to a fever and illness at age 6; the hearing loss, irreversible. If given the opportunity to regain hearing today, John believes he would not change his circumstances. He has watched God turn his disappointments into hope and purpose and knows God doesn’t make mistakes. He believes “[You] can do all things through Christ who gives [you] strength.” Though John does not hear his own voice, he preaches to thousands every week.