Pastor John D. Ogletree, Jr. is a native of Dallas, Texas.  He obtained a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1973 and a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas in 1979. He accepted the call into the gospel ministry in 1982. In 1985, he was ordained at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church.  He became the founding pastor of First Metropolitan Baptist Church in 1986.  Pastor Ogletree provided leadership in the purchase of 25.2 acres of land along Beltway 8 in Northwest Houston.  He is a Trustee and serves as President on the Cy-Fair-Independent School District Board.  Pastor Ogletree currently serves as 2nd Vice President of the Executive Board of the Baptist General Convention of Texas (BGCT).  His vision is a vast and divinely orchestrated by almighty God. He can be contacted at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Pastors John and Evelyn Ogletree are co-authors of “Making Your Home the Green Zone” and “Transforming Words for the Home”.  Pastor Ogletree is the author of Moving to the Next Level (Becoming a Fully Developing Follower of Christ).  These books will cause you to take a good look at where you are and compel you to search for the wonderful plan God has for your life.


This dynamic couple has been married for 40 years.  They are the parents of three sons: Johnny, Joseph, and Jordan; and one daughter, Lambreni.  They have one son-in-law Avery Waddell and two daughters-in-law Quinita (wife of Johnny) and Sherrell (wife of Joseph).  They are the proud grandparents of seven beautiful granddaughters and three grandsons.  Rev. Johnny and wife Quinita are the parents of Layla, Elianah, Adaiah, Nessiah and Kamilah.  Lambreni and husband, Avery Waddell, are the parents of Reya and Elan, and son, Zion.  Joseph and Sherrell are the parents of son, Jaiden, Josiah & Jaxon.