Dr. John D. Morgan


Dr. John D. Morgan


Pastor of Sagemont Church, Houston, Texas, since its inception June 1, 1966, as a mission of First Baptist Church, Pasadena, Texas.






  • 1959 –  PasadenaHigh School
  • 1963 – Baylor University, B.A. Degree
  • 1966 – Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, B.D. Degree
  • 1982 – Granted Litt. D. Degree from California School of Theology
  • 1986 – Southwest Baptist University, Dr. of Sacred Theology Degree



  • 1959 – Licensed by First Baptist Church, Pasadena, TX
  • 1964 – Ordained by First Baptist Church, Pasadena, TX



  • Wife – Former Bethel Ann Barcello of Pasadena, Texas (Deceased 2017).
  • Sons – Sean Hunter Morgan, wife Leslee, children Max, Miles, and Maris & Dean Fisher Morgan, wife Tara.
  • Parents – Dr. and Mrs. L. D. Morgan (Deceased). Morgan served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Pasadena, Texas, for over thirty-three years.



  • Financial Freedom Seminar (presented to over 1,000,000 people)



  • Moderator, Union Baptist Association
  • Board Member, Executive Board, Baptist General Convention of Texas
  • Committee on Committees, Southern Baptist Convention
  • Board Member, Christian Education Coordinating Board, BGCT
  • First Vice President, BGCT
  • Pastor-Advisor, Texas Baptist Evangelists
  • President of Texas Baptist Pastor’s Conference
  • Board Member, Southern Baptist Foundation
  • Chairman of Trustees, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Trustee, Annuity Board of Southern Baptist Convention (2004)
  • Distinguished Alumni Award (2005), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Recipient of W. A. Criswell Lifetime Achievement Award (2006)
  • Chairman of Board of Trustees, Houston Baptist University (2005-2006)
  • Board of Trustees, Houston Baptist University (2004-2008)
  • Executive Board, Southern Baptists of Texas



Sagemont Church was planted as a mission of the First Baptist Church in Pasadena, Texas, on June 1, 1966.  John Morgan was the founding pastor.  Sixteen people comprised the membership.  The church membership now exceeds 20,500 with weekly attendance of over 5,000.  Pastor Morgan remains as the Senior Pastor.


Interesting statistics and information:

1966 2015
Annual Offerings $33,000 $19,000,000
Annual Mission Giving $3,000 $3,000,000
Property Value $160,000 $65,000,000
Debt $160,000 Debt Free
  • 170’ 90 Ton Cross on campus seen by over 1 million per week.
  • Assisted hundreds of church in becoming debt free.
  • Over 33,917 have united with Sagemont
  • Over 16,845 Baptisms
  • Over 18,357 New Believers
  • Total gifts have exceeded $320,000,000
  • Sagemont remains Debt Free.
  • Over 330 members have been licensed or ordained to gospel ministry.




To provide living proof of a loving God to a watching world.



To pastor an effective church rather than a successful church. 



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