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Steve Teel named fifth president of Baxter Institute in Honduras


Steve Teel will succeed Howard Norton as president of Baxter Institute in Tegucigalpa, capital of the Central American nation of Honduras. The institute trains workers for ministry across Latin America — and the U.S., as we reported in 2011.
Following is a news release from the institute:

Dianna and Steve Teel (Photo provided)

The board of directors of Baxter Institute is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Steve Teel as the next president of Baxter Institute, effective January 1, 2013. Teel will serve as the fifth president of Baxter Institute and also as president of Association Amicus, a Honduran not-for-profit organization that oversees the work of the James Moody Adams Clinic. JMA Clinic partners with Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Blacksburg, Virginia, to provide medical services to the campus community and to the poor. Each year, the Clinic hosts numerous medical brigades and students.

Read our recent feature on the JMA clinic.

Teel brings both missions and ministry experience to his new role. He was a missionary in Buenos Aires, Argentina from 1980 to 1995 where he helped plant three congregations. He has ministered in three congregations in the U.S. His wife, Dianna, has filled a vital role at World Radio for 15 years. Teel states, ““I am humbled that God is giving me the opportunity to work alongside the wonderful staff and faculty of Baxter Institute and the James Moody Adams Clinic. My prayer is that He uses us to take these efforts to even greater heights of service in His kingdom.”
Bob Young, chairman of the board of directors, said, “We are grateful for the work of Dr. Howard Norton during the three years of his presidency. As we seek to build on that foundation, we are pleased to have someone with Steve’s background, experience, and skills to help us seize the multiplied opportunities of the future. Steve’s humble spirit and insightful blend of understanding and application will bless our students. His leadership and influence will bless the people and churches of Latin America into future generations.”

  • Feedback
    Congratulations to Steve and Dianna, and to the Familia Baxteriana. The future is indeed bright.
    Bob Young
    September, 14 2012

    Was just with the Teels this past weekend and met them for the first time. Quality, spirit-filled, humble people. They will serve well. Delightful couple and they have so much to offer. Go God.
    Dan Cooper
    September, 26 2012

    Steve and Dianna will do a terrific job and will make the Baxter Institute stronger because of their presence, just as Howard and Jane Norton have done before them.
    Jim Carr
    September, 26 2012

    Congratulations, Steve and Diana! May God richly bless you as you bless the brethren all over Central America through your work at Baxter. We’ll keep you and the students in prayer for continued success in the kingdom!
    Chris Stinnett
    September, 26 2012

    We look forward to working with Steve and Diana as we together serve the people of Honduras and Latin America. God is at work daily through His people! Praise Him! Thanks Christian Chronicle for the great work you do keeping our brethren around the world aware of His workings.
    Mark Young, Trujillo, Colon, Honduras
    September, 27 2012

    Congratulations, Steve and Diana! May God bless your new work in Honduras as He has in Argentina!
    Laura Valdez
    September, 27 2012

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