Dr. Kirk Lewis began a new ministry in 2013, publishing his first book, Put Away Childish Things with Xulon Press. Put Away Childish Things won a third place award in the Bible Study category in the Christian Writers Award in 2014. He continues to publish periodic devotional thoughts in a blog called, “The Searcher.”
Lewis is an adult Sunday School teacher and ordained deacon at South Main Baptist Church in Pasadena, Texas. He and his wife, Robin, have been active members of the church for the past 39 years. As a student at Texas Tech University, he served as a Youth Minister at First Baptist Church Wolfforth, Texas. After graduation, he attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, pursuing a degree in religious education.
Lewis earned his bachelor’s degree in 1976 from Texas Tech in advertising/public relations He earned a master’s degree in Education Futures from the University of Houston in 1983 and a doctorate degree in Educational Leadership from Lamar University in 2008. In 2011, Texas Tech University named Lewis a Distinguished Alumnus.
Lewis currently serves as Superintendent of the Pasadena (Texas) Independent School District. He worked in public relations at the university level and in the corporate world before joining Pasadena ISD in 1986, leading the district’s Communication’s Department, winning numerous writing awards from the Texas School Public Relations Association. In 2000, Lewis was named Deputy Superintendent for Administration in Pasadena Independent School District before becoming its superintendent in 2006.
Kirk and Robin’s family include two married sons, Adam and Andrew. Adam and his wife Jordan have two children—Eli and Josiah. Andrew and Melissa, his wife, were married in 2013 and have one daughter, Lena. All are active members of South Main Baptist Church.