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Lyles, MDiv

Phone: 903.233.3923

  • Lab Technician, Mechanical Engineering


  • Machinist Training (1977)
  • B.A. at East Texas Baptist University (1984)
  • Master of Divinity Southwestern Theological Seminary (1987)
  • Certified Traumatologist Florida State University (1997)

Topics Taught

  • Strain Gage Application
  • Load Cell Calibration and Safety


  • For 15 years I have assisted any Faculty and any student in Mechanical Engineering, equipment repair-modification-design/manufacturing and data acquisition.
  • In that time, I have designed and built many Lab experiment machines and experiments. Several of these have not been found on the web.
  • I was included as co-author of a paper under Dr. Kyun Lee showing how quality vibration lab equipment could be made on a budget, of which I designed and built.
  • When students come for help it is my goal to not give students answers but encourage their critical thinking to find the answer.
  • My major experience with Engineering before LeTourneau was as a trained Machinist and a certified structural welder. I worked for a Manufacturing Prototyping Engineer in Ft. Smith Arkansas where the engineer increased my responsibility in being part of the engineering team.

Church Involvement

  • At 17 I was chairperson and drive of the Bus Ministry
  • Sunday School teacher (first time at 17 yrs. old)
  • At 18 I was asked to consider being a Deacon of a 400-member church
  • Preached first official time at 18 yrs. old.
  • Youth Director
  • Camp Pastor
  • Pastor
  • Music leader
  • Missionary/ associate Pastor
  • Hospital Chaplain, Organized the Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center Chaplaincy and oversaw End of Life Issues, was Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma Chaplain of the year in 1987
  • Supply Preach
  • Organizer of a Community Ministerial alliance.


I met my wife at East Texas Baptist University and have been married for 38 years. We have four married children, 3 grandsons with a fourth grandchild on the way. I am so honored to be married to Laurie. She has encouraged and helped me in all that God has lead us in. I would not be where I am if it were not for God and my wife.

 I have been a machinist in oil field equipment, prototype manufacturing equipment to military jet aircraft parts, pastored three full time churches, was Chaplain of a hospital for 6 years, and an armed security guard for 5 years. God has strengthened me in all these endeavors.