Emilio C Lartigue was born in Houston, Texas, receiving the first name of his grandfather. Emilio’s family is quite diverse; his mother is half German and Mexican; his father is half French and Spanish! Emilio is married to the very sweet Carol and they have two married children and three precious grandchildren.
Emilio earned a B.S. of Psychology from the University of Houston and a Masters of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He served as Senior Pastor at Manger Baptist Church for 7½ years and as an interim pastor at Suncrest Baptist Church for 1½ years before joining the staff at Evergreen.
Emilio loves to read and write. His interests are in theology, history, philosophy, apologetics and human behavior. But he has a very creative side as well, with a special gift for delivering long messages, bringing people of the Bible to life “in character.”
One unusual and little-known fact about Emilio is that his middle name is “C”; a fact discovered when he was 16 years old. Even his parents were unaware that his birth certificate included this letter!