The Wade Factor

Senior changes lives at school and in the community.

The air is hot, Wade Wilson circles up to pray at Super Summer Arkansas 2017 to pray. He leaves the group with a newfound destiny; God has called on him to be a pastor.

Robert Wade Wilson was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on March 7th 2001 to Robert and Misty Wilson. His family comes from a long line of physicians, leading all the way up to his father, who is the lead family physician at Northwest Family Care Westside in Springdale. Wade Wilson said “I really admire my dad, he does so much… he helps so much in his job as a doctor, he is a friend to so many.”

Wilsons mother is an aspiring author. “She hasn’t gotten any [books] published yet, but we are hopeful.”

His home life reflects his spiritual life. “The most important thing to our family is that we are followers of Christ,” Said Wilson. “We are very involved with our church.”

Wilson has participated in 3 mission trips in Saint Louis, Denver, and Nicaragua with the First Baptist Church in Rogers, and is intending on attending a 4th trip currently being planned.

Though Wilson has felt a strong bond to his church for his whole life, Wilson’s involvement in his church has especially impacted his life in recent years. “Two years ago, at church camp, I prayed that God would reveal to me what he wanted me to do in the future, and I believe that God wants me to be a pastor when I grow up.”

In preparation to become a pastor, Wilson goes beyond just a congregant. Wilson contributes teaches a 2nd-grade class and plays guitar in worship every Sunday.

Outside of his church activities, Wilson serves as the president of Har-Ber High School National Honor Society.

“I get to do a lot of community service for the community and for the school, that’s pretty fun,” Wilson said.

Wilson later explained his plans to attend Ouachita Baptist University, and eventually seminary.

In his free time, Wilson is a Marvel superfan. “I really like Marvel,” Wilson said. “I have never cried during a movie, but I got really close during Infinity War.”

Forget Joel Osteen, Wade Wilson is here to shake pews like nobody has ever seen.