Four Texans appointed by IMB
___RICHMOND, Va.--Four Texans were appointed to overseas missionary service by the Southern Baptist Convention's International Mission Board during a May 25 service in Fredericksburg, Va.:
___ George "Trey" Atkins III and Elise Fortner Atkins, who will live in Bosnia. They
will start and develop churches.
|George & Elise Atkins |
___Since 1994 he has been pastor of Friendship Baptist Church in Headingley, Manitoba, Canada. Born in Abilene, he is the son of George and Yvonne Atkins of Weatherford, Okla. He is a graduate of Oklahoma State University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
___Born in Monroe, La., Elise Atkins is the daughter of Kenley and Ann Fortner of Austin. She is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.
___ Timothy Bissell and Elise Ellerbrock Bissell, who will live in Russia. They will start and develop churches.
___Since 1985 he has been pastor of French Road Baptist Church in Cheektowaga, N.Y.
Born in Fort Worth, he is the son of Jackie Hutcheson of that city and the late Howard Bissell. He considers French Road Baptist Church in Fort Worth his home church. Spring Valley Baptist Church in Dallas also was influential in his Christian growth. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University in College Station and Southwestern Seminary. He previously was a programmer/analyst for Texas Instruments in Dallas.
|Howard & Elise Bissell |
___ Born in Houston, Elise Bissell is the daughter of Bill and Fran Ellerbrock of Manvel. While growing up she also lived in Alvin and considers it her hometown. She considers French Road Baptist her home church. Spring Valley Baptist Church also was influential in her Christian growth. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University. She was an employment specialist for John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth and a church planter apprentice with her husband in Cheektowaga.
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