Pastor Dale Thornton says that Christians know that they are to submit to the authority of God. The problem is that we really do not understand what that means. For that matter, Christians are even to submit to one another. Is that a bit confusing to you? Pastor Dale Thornton simplifies and clarifies what submission means to the Christian. Pastor Dale Thornton is the senior pastor of First Baptist Church Las Colinas, a family integrated Baptist church in the Baptist Missionary Association of America (BMA). The church's mission is to build strong fathers to build strong families.