July 14, 1999

6 Texans among 16 newly
appointed CBF missionaries

___BIRMINGHAM (ABP)--Eight career and eight short-term missionaries--including six with Texas ties--have been appointed by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, bringing the total CBF missions force to 125.
___Named as career missionaries were:
___bluebull Scott and Shari Hunter, who completed two years service in Southeast Asia . They will work with an unreached people in the region.
___He is a native of Salt Lake City and a graduate of Wayland Baptist University's Anchorage, Alaska, campus. She is a native of Anchorage.
___bluebull Don and Janet Pittman, who will do agricultural and rural development in the Middle East.
___They live in Wilson, N.C., where he is district conservationist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and she is a medical technologist.
___bluebull Brenda Lisenby, assigned to China. She has been part of the Fellowship's envoy program since 1998 and has five years of experience teaching English as a second language in China.
___Lisenby is a native of Beaumont and has taught public school in Texas and New Mexico. She graduated from Austin College in Sherman and has done doctoral study at the University of New Mexico.
___bluebull Scott and Terresa Uzzle, who will serve unreached people groups in Southeast Asia.
___The Uzzles live in Richmond, Va., where she has taught geometry and tutored at Church Hill Baptist Center. He was minister of outreach at Pine Street Baptist Church.
___bluebull A single missionary, who can't be identified for security issues related to work among Muslims in North Africa.
___Named as Global Service Corps personnel for terms up to three years were:
___bluebull Carol Byerly, who will teach English as a second language among unreached peoples in the Middle East.
___Byerly spent 33 years in Texas public schools before retiring in 1997. Since then, she has taught English in Pakistan and Thailand. A native of Corpus Christi, she is a graduate of Lamar University in Beaumont and also studied at the University of Texas at El Paso and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth.
___bluebull Lee and Hilary Canipe, assigned to work for a year in human needs and community outreach ministries in Kostroma, Russia.
___A native of Augusta, Ga., she is completing a medical residency at Memorial Medical Center in Savannah, Ga. He has served as a pastoral assistant and minister to youth at churches in North Carolina and Georgia.
___He is a graduate of Davidson College, Wake Forest University and Duke University's Divinity School.
___bluebull Stan and Kirsten Granberry, who will do church planting for three years among Muslim immigrants in a major city in Europe.
___He was born in Dallas and graduated from Baylor University in Waco and Truett Seminary at Baylor. A native of Ottawa, Canada, she is a graduate of the University of Vermont.
___bluebull Cherie Hornback, who has taught in schools in Texas and Japan.
___She will serve for two years as an English teacher in Brussels, Belgium. She is a native of Houston and a graduate of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.
___bluebull Tara Johns, assigned to teach English as a second language among unreached peoples in the Middle East.
___A graduate of Georgia College and State University, Johns has been a school teacher in Milledgeville, Ga.
___bluebull Tony Morgan, a native of Jefferson City, Tenn., who will work in New York City for one year in an urban/AIDS ministry.
___He is a graduate of Carson-Newman College and the Baptist studies program at Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth.


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