Lyndel Lee Sr.

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LYNDEL LEE SR. has served as senior pastor since the summer of 2012. His preaching is mainly expository and focuses on getting at what the passage actually says and then what it says to us. God’s Word speaks to us in a relevant way that speaks to our present lives and in these current times!

Lyndel planted the Grace Baptist Church of League City, Texas, (Houston area) in 1981. He pastored there until the fall of 1993 when he moved to Crane, Texas, to assume the pastorate of Tabernacle Baptist Church. He served as senior pastor at Tabernacle until the summer of 2012 when he moved to Tanglewood.

Lyndel and his wife Donna have been married since 1976. They have three married sons, four granddaughters and two grandsons. Their eldest son and daughter-in-law live in Odessa and teach in the Odessa public schools. Their second son is in the United States Navy and is stationed in Jacksonville, Fla. His wife is a family counselor. Their youngest son is on ministry staff at Central Baptist Church of Whitesboro, Texas. His wife is a music teacher.

Lyndel was ordained to the Gospel ministry in 1981 after completing his Bachelor of Science degree at Arlington Baptist College and before planting Grace Baptist Church in League City. He has since earned a Master of Arts in Ministry at Moody Graduate School of Chicago, Ill. and a Master of Divinity at Moody Theological Seminary. He holds a Doctorate of Ministry from Southern Seminary in Louisville, Ky.

Youth Pastor

David Cadena

DAVID CADENA has a passion for working with young people and believes that they are a vital part of every church family. David feels that youth can be a thriving and spiritually relevant part of the church. His goal as youth pastor is to reach teenagers with the Gospel of Christ and to teach them to be an active part of our church through service and discipleship.

Working with youth for more than 15 years, David first began as a volunteer in his church in the fall of 2001 at the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Crane, Texas, where he was co-youth pastor. Alongside working with youth at church, he was also a band director for the Crane band program from 2007-2014.

In 2006, David earned a Bachelor's of Arts in Music from Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas. He is currently working on a Master's Degree at the Moody Theological Seminary in Chicago, Ill.

David has been married to Morgan since July 2007. Morgan is a speech-language pathologist. David and Morgan have three children, Gideon, Noah and Aria.

Worship Leader

Glen Keefer

GLEN KEEFER believes that everyone in the church should be involved in worship. So, whether your interest lies in the praise team, the praise band or just singing to Jesus with all your heart from the congregation, worship is for you!

Jesus seeks out those who worship in spirit and in truth. Glen believes if worship becomes a lifestyle and not just something we do on Sunday mornings, then we will become the kind of children God wants.

If you believe you have a talent in instrument or voice, please visit with Glen about the possibility of joining our praise team.


Veronica Williams

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VERONICA WILLIAMS Tanglewood Baptist Church has been a big part in Veronica Williams' life since moving to Odessa. She feels very blessed to have been a part of the church family in Odessa.

Since joining TBC, Veronica has served in the music area, which she loves. Another part of her life in serving the Lord is connecting with people and sharing the joy of Christ.

Veronica has been happily married to Mike Williams for more than 12 years. They have been blessed with four great children.

She counts it a blessing to be a part of Tanglewood Baptist and to be able to serve. Her favorite verse is Ephesians 3:20 "Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us."