"I've given the last 10 years of my life to helping others understand the mystery of Heaven."

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Dr. J. Clent Wellman

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J. Clent Wellman serves as the Lead Pastor of Tate Springs in Arlington, Texas (tatesprings.com).


He has earned a Bachelors in Biblical Studies (2007) and a Masters in Philosophy (2010) from Criswell College in Dallas, Texas, and in 2018 he earned a Ph.D. in Theology with a focus on Heaven from South Africa Theological Seminary. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Southwestern Seminary in the field of apologetics, where he also serves as an adjunct on the faculty.


Jared's work has appeared in publications such as Lifeway, Baptist Press, and the Southern Baptist Texan, and he currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention. He's the author of The Church Member (2012).

Jared lives in the Dallas-Fort Worth area with his wife and four children.