Strong Marriages Staff

Dewey Wilson/President & CEO

Until Spring 2003, Dewey worked diligently to become a well respected home builder in the Dallas Metroplex. It was then that he and his wife Lynne yielded to God's call on their lives to enter full-time vocational ministry in an effort to help strengthen marriages and families in God's church. God began using the Wilsons immediately to establish a "couple with couple" discipleship process that would evolve into what is known today as Strong Marriages.

Today, the Wilsons are still in the home building business. Only now they are not using sticks and bricks. This time, they’re using the Word of God, their life experiences and the life experiences of thousands of other mentors all across the country and Canada.

Dewey has taught the Bible to married adults for almost 30 years. His passion is for men and women to know and experience God in such a way, it changes forever how they live out every relationship in their life. Especially, the relationship of marriage. 

Since 2003, Dewey and Lynne have dedicated their lives to helping couples strengthen or restore their marriage using a unique mentoring process they created. This process consistently produces an overall enrichment or restoration success rate of over 85% of couples who remain in a mentoring relationship for 6 months or longer. They also have a very effective premarital experience called, "I Promise".

Along with the occasional input from his wife Lynne, Dewey has either authored or co-authored all of the Strong Marriages resources. He has been a contributing author for Focus on the Family's President, Jim Daly and his book entitled, The Best Advice I Ever Got On Marriage. Dewey has also written and developed an extensive online personality assessment entitled, "Connect," and his Marriage Minute is also heard each weekday on Dallas' local Christian station, KCBI 90.9 FM. 

Dewey returned to college after 30 years and graduated with a BS in religion in December 2011 and a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family in 2013. Dewey is currently working on a Ph.D. in the Philosophy in General Psychology with an emphasis in cognition and instruction. Lord willing, Dewey will graduate in 2017.

Lynne Wilson/Co-Founder

For 35 years, Lynne has faithfully served in her role as wife to her husband Dewey. She and Dewey are blessed with a wonderful family. Tiffani, their oldest daughter is married to Brian, and they are great parents to Kimber Marie. Erin, their youngest daughter, leads worship for Day One - the contemporary service of First Baptist Church in Dallas, TX.

Before Strong Marriages, in addition to home schooling both daughters through graduation, Lynne owned her own oil and gas drafting company. She also managed the administration of Dewey’s former sub-contracting and general contracting businesses. Lynne still uses her administrative skills today by helping to oversee many ministry functions. She also heads up most of the ministry's development, making it her mission to ensure that those who have partnered with Strong Marriages feel valued in every way.

Lynne is an avid student of the Bible. She is respected and loved for her heart for discipleship, along with her giftedness of teaching and speaking to other women about God’s Word.

Chad McConnell

Chad was born & raised in Anderson, SC. He married his wife Misty in 1990 and relocated to Texas 1993. Chad received a B.A. in Administration from the University of South Carolina. Chad and Misty's main reason for moving to Texas was so Chad could begin studies at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. In December of 1998 he received a Master of Communications and Master of Education.

He served 7 years as Executive Pastor of Administration and Education at a church in Burleson, TX.  Then Chad dedicated the next 12 years to the oil and gas business with Alpha Oil Tools and Weatherford International as a General Manager of a manufacturing, assembly and distribution company. He joined Strong Marriages in April 2016 to oversee the business and operations of the ministry.

Chad and and Misty have one son, Grant. They live in Mansfield, Texas and are members of Walnut Ridge Baptist Church. They are passionate about marriage ministry and seeking to help other couples grow and strengthen their marriages.

Nancy Nelson

Nancy joined Strong Marriages in 2016 and quickly fell in love with watching God work so visibly to save many marriages and families.

After a 35-year marriage, Nancy became widowed in 2007. She has one daughter and 3 sons. She is blessed to have them all in Texas, along with her two grandchildren who live in Dallas.  She has sung in church choirs for 30 years and attended or taught Precept Bible Studies for 20 years. Since 2010, Nancy has been employed at I Am Second and most recently at Prestonwood Baptist Church.

Nancy graduated from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL with a B. S. degree in journalism, and got her teacher certification from The University of North Texas in both English and Social Studies. She spent 10 years homeschooling two of her sons and loves to read, scrapbook, knit, decorate cakes, play games with her family, travel and study God’s Word.


Tory Henderson

Tory grew up in the small town of Walla Walla, Washington.  After completing her bachelor's degree in psychology at Biola University in Southern California, she relocated to Texas 2015.  She is currently pursuing a master's degree in theology at Dallas Theological Seminary. Tory is passionate about building up the local church, teaching the Bible and serving others.  

Tory joined Strong Marriages in 2015 and oversees our development department, ensuring that our generous supports have an excellent giving experience from start to finish.  She loves using her God-given skills to support and grow the ministry.