Monica and Clint Followell serve together not only as Campus Ministers for the Academy, but also as members of the First Baptist Church of San Marcos staff. The Followells moved to San Marcos in 2012, when Clint was called as Minister of Students at First Baptist Church. A year later, Monica joined the staff as Minister of Missions. The couple joined the Academy staff in August of 2018 and share the duties of overseeing the Christian Ministries program at SMA.
From Counselors to Ministers
First meeting one another in 2005 at Pine Cove Christian Camp, where they served as counselors, the Followells were fellow students at Ouachita Baptist University, where they received degrees in Christian studies. Married in 2008, the couple headed to Waco that year to attend Truett Theological Seminary, earning their Master of Divinity degrees there. During that time, Clint served as Youth Pastor at First Baptist Church, Valley Mills, and Monica worked as a Youth Care Counselor at the Methodist Children’s Home.
Adding to the SMA Family
While at Truett, the Followells began to care for their now two oldest children, Brandon and David, adopting them two years later. Their third son, Asher, was born in 2014. Both David, a sixth grader, and Asher, a kindergartener, have joined the Academy family this year.