Roy and Devra Wooten are the authors of “The Secret to Lifetime Love” and Marriage Champions with over two decades of experience working with marriages and families. They were involved early in leading children’s homes, emergency shelters for children and residential treatment services, from foster parenting to senior leadership. Their passion for strengthening families has resulted in frequent requests to speak at professional conferences, churches and in the media on topics related to relational health and leadership. They have led over 140 couples retreats and seminars and have worked with thousands of couples and families and consulted with schools, churches and nonprofits. They developed and designed the marriage saving all day Christian Marriage Intensive with 85% success rate for marriages in distress. For two years they followed a calling to also serve as a bi-vocational pastor in a church plant in the panhandle of Texas.
Roy currently serves as Executive Director of Shield-Bearer Counseling Centers, a nonprofit serving Greater Houston. Roy and Devra have presented over one hundred forty marriage seminars and retreats. Devra also serves full time in the Math Department at Prairie View A&M University. Prior, Devra supported him and the family as he served as Administrator for Texas’ largest children’s home. He received his BS and MS in Clinical and Counseling Psychology at Abilene Christian University and has held licenses from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services and the State Board of Examiners of Psychologists.
Their passion for marriage begins at home (since 1988) where they strive to live out the truths taught in their weekend. Roy and Devra are proud parents of Blake and Brooke, in-laws of Ema and Mitchell, and grandparents of three granddogs – Pam, Ruby, and Jingle. The Wooten family is very involved in their schools, church and community in Northwest Houston.