Newsmakers, February 2008
NAMED: Karen Presley, director of development for Herald of Truth Ministries, Abilene, Texas. Presley attends the Hawley, Texas, church. Barry England, president of Columbia Academy, Columbia, Tenn. Turney Stevens, executive-in-residence and assistant professor of business at Lipscomb University, Nashville, Tenn. Stevens attends the Harpeth Hills church, Nashville. Jeff Foster, director of development and church relations for Manuelito Navajo Children’s Home, Gallup, N.M. Foster is former pulpit minister for the Cortez, Colo., church. Michelle Kraft, Outstanding Higher Education Art Educator of Texas award by the Texas Art Education Association. Kraft is associate professor of art education at Lubbock Christian University, Lubbock, Texas, and attends the Green Lawn church, Lubbock. Earl Lavender, 2008 Alumnus of the Year award by Ohio Valley University, Vienna, W.Va. Lavender is director of missions and professor in the College of Bible and Ministry at Lipscomb University.
APPOINTED: Harold Tidwell, chairman of the board of trustees, Christian Care Centers Inc., Mesquite, Texas. Tidwell attends the Greenville Oaks church, Allen, Texas. Laura Sears, director of Association Ladies for Lipscomb, Nashville, Tenn. Sonja Hayes, director of annual giving and special programs, Lipscomb University.
EARNED: Robby Hare, the rank of Eagle Scout. Hare attends the Meadow View church, Mesquite, Texas.
NEW ELDERS: James Peterman and Mac Safley, Raleigh, N.C., church. Mitchell Smith, Danny Holcomb and Jimmy Waggoner, the Sanger, Texas, church.
NEW DEACONS: Kerry Brantly, Shayne Howell, Brian Jacobs, Scott Nevius and Gary O’Daniel, the Fort Walton Beach, Fla., church.
NEW MINISTERS: Calvin Warpula, West University church, Houston. Gary Selby, Raleigh, N.C., church.
BIRTHDAYS: 100th: Dean Martin, Sherman, Texas. 91st: Geleska Craver, Mineola, Texas. 84th: Bill Boyd, Mariposa, Calif.
ANNIVERSARIES: 68th: William and Gracie Brown, Happy Valley, Ore. 66th: Lionel and Tommie Jo Walker, Edmond, Okla. 63rd: Dean and Gene Martin, Sherman, Texas. 62nd: Bo and Juanita Quillin and Jerry and Betty Durrin, Edmond, Okla.