|Stephen E. LaFleur
|Pastor - Entrepreneur - Corporate Trainer - Management Consultant - Motivational Speaker - Award Winning Author
Background for Ministry
At 6'6" and 275 pounds, he is big, bold and sometimes brash, but you always know where you are
with him. Doc LaFleur has a diverse background as a pastor, as a successful entrepreneur, as a
corporate trainer, as a management consultant for some of America's leading companies and
government agencies, as a vibrant and alive motivational speaker, and an award winning author. He
is uniquely qualified to minister to church families, pastors and staff, business owners and
employees, and to people from all walks of life. He is widely recognized as one of the country's
leading authorities on the history of the Jewish people. As a professional psychotherapist, he
received national recognition for his ground-breaking work in the field of attachment theory.
Raised in a military family from roots in Louisiana, he fought off all traditional stereotypes of
rural, humble origins to become educated in some of our country's finest institutions of learning,
making his way through both undergraduate and graduate level programs working 40-60 hours a
week. He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business from LeTourneau University, a Masters
Degree in Counseling from Liberty University and a Doctorate in Theology Degree (Summa Cum
Laude) from the Louisiana based Slidell Theological Seminary.
He was licensed and ordained at First Baptist Church in Kilgore, Texas, and as a pastor, served in
various positions in Texas, Louisiana, and Arizona. Dr. LaFleur is a father to four biological
children and two foster children and is grandfather to six biological and three foster
grandchildren. He is an author of several books and screenplays. He is a retired mental health
psychotherapist with the Texas Department of Criminal justice.
Certified Community Life Coach (C) - Master Instructor (Lic. No. 12127024)
A mentor and personal life coach to families, individuals and employee groups. Available for
individual and group sessions, marriage conferences and retreats.