Welton Stoker graduated from the University of North Texas in 1976 with a BS Ed. and taught until 1989. He went back to college and received his Masters in Educational Administration in 1990. He then became a middle school principal. He was baptized into Christ in 1960, became a youth counselor in 1974 and started preaching for the Muller St. church of Christ in Gainesville, TX in 1978. Welton worked with that congregation until 1989 when he started graduate school. From January of 1990 until November of 1992, he worked with the Grand Ave. congregation here in Sherman.
Welton, his wife Betty, and his family placed membership with the Parkview congregation in 1992 and have been here since that time. He served as deacon since 1993 and has served at the Preaching Minister at Parkview since 2005.