Dr. James M. Odom
Our pastor, Dr. James M. Odom, has been in Gospel ministry since 1969. He and his beautiful wife, Lynda, attended the same church as teenagers and were married in their home church. Shortly thereafter, they graduated from Bible college together.
Upon his college graduation with both a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Theology, Pastor Odom was called of the Lord to return to his hometown of Miami, Florida to serve as Assistant Pastor of a local independent Baptist Church.
In 1971, the Seagate Baptist Church called Dr. Odom to be its pastor with a unanimous vote. For the next forty years, God has used him to reach the lost and encourage the Christian in southwest Florida.
Preacher is known in this area as being a statesman of our faith. He is truly a pillar of our community who has served the Lord through blessings and trials and has maintained a testimony of faithfulness and stedfast love for the Lord. Our church feels blessed to have such a man of God who is filled with vision and love which comes from a pastor's heart.
Pastor Odom and Lynda have three children and six grandchildren. Their oldest child, Jackie, is in Heaven with Jesus. Her legacy continues to be a testimony of God's grace. We invite you to read the story of her miraculous life on the Jackie Odom Memorial page of this website. Their second daughter, Becky, is our Associate Pastor's wife serving the Lord alongside her husband, Bro. Glenn Wiggins and is a vital asset to the work of the Lord here at Seagate. Together they have three lovely daughters. Pastor and Mrs. Odom's son, Tommy and his wife, Carolyn have three precious children. He is the pastor of First Baptist Church of Southwest Broward in Cooper City, Florida and is a great preacher of God's Word.
We pray that God gives our Pastor and his wife many more years of added health and strength as they continue to serve the Lord with us here at Seagate Baptist Church.