Dr. Dante D. Wright I has served as the Senior Pastor of Sweet Home Baptist Church of Round Rock (affectionately referred to as Sweet Home – The Pinnacle of Praise) in Round Rock, Texas, for over 15 years. Dr Wright loves studying the field of homiletics; he is an avid reader and an advocate for social justice and racial reconciliation. He enjoys traveling and sports, especially football. He followed his heart and his talents, after high school having earned an athletic scholarship to play football at Cisco Junior College, Cisco, Texas, which led to another earned athletic scholarship to Southeast Missouri State University. He earned an Associate Degree in 1991, Cisco Junior College, Cisco, Texas; and a B.S. in 1994, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
After his collegiate football career ended, Dr. Wright began his coaching career as the wide receiver coach at Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York; and has worked on the coaching staffs of: University of North Texas, Northwestern State University, and Arkansas State University.
Although coaching was his passion; his call into the gospel ministry proved even more powerful. In a giant leap of faith, he resigned from Arkansas State University, to become the full-time Senior Pastor at True Light Baptist Church, Blytheville, Arkansas.
Dr. Wright embraced the ultimate call on his life to surrender to full-time ministry. This led him to equip himself academically to do the work of ministry. Dr. Wright earned an M.A. in Christian Leadership in 2000, a M.Div Degree from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, Lynchburg, Virginia, and a D.Min with an academic concentration in Homiletics from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. He also earned a Th.M. from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary December 2016. He is currently writing his dissertation for an earned Ph.D. in Biblical Studies with Emphasis in Homiletics at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with an anticipated graduation date of December 2020.