graduated from Liberty High School, Liberty, Texas, in 1964. He completed his bachelor’s degree from
Baylor University, Waco, Texas in 1973 and his master’s degree from
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas, in 1976.
married Linda Tyler in 1966. They have 2
children. Donna lives in Ponder, Texas
and Mike lives in Palm Springs, California.
Linda are members of First Baptist Church, Alvord, Texas.
served for 50 years as a pastor in Southeast Texas and a missionary to the
retiring in 2012, Fred has served as interim pastor for 6 churches in the
southeast Texas area and worked for 5 years at Farmer Funeral Home, Silsbee,
Texas, as assistant director.
enjoys volunteering in the community and is currently a member of the Alvord
has received specialized training in the areas of transitional and interim
pastor; emergency medical service; fire service, critical incident stress
management; and disaster relief work.
holds the Master Level Certification Fire Chaplaincy with the Federation of
Fire Chaplains and is a member of the Texas Corps of Fire Chaplains.
was recently recognized as the 2017 VFW National Firefighter of the Year. He mentions this only because of the high
honor of being recognized by a group he considers his heroes, those veterans
who gave all to enable him to do what he loves to do.
and Linda are also happy to be only 35 minutes away from their 2 grandchildren
as opposed to the 6 hours three months ago.