Activity with our home church (Trinity Fellowship) is a major part of our lives.
Finding Trinity Fellowship was an interesting process.
Jane and Bill were attending a church that was not meeting their spiritual needs. They began a search for what they needed, a Christ centered church. We visited thirteen churches before finding Trinity Fellowship on Greenville Avenue in 1980. It was a newly organized body of believers that had spun off from Believer's Chapel. They had just moved into a new building. The pastor was Dr. Ed Blum.
The interesting part was Bill had been attending Ed's Blum's Friday morning Bible study for about two years. He did not know Dr. Blum was the pastor of a local church, and boy, were we surprised to see a familiar face in the pulpit. We also met people from our past, active and former patients and felt we were home!
Jane and Bill have been active ever since. They had a hiatus of three years when they lived in El Paso, but kept in touch. They came to Dallas as often as they could to see their children, and visited Trinity each time.
Jane is a singer and has a wonderful solo voice. Bill is a singer, but his voice is best found in the background. They have sung in church choirs nearly all of their adult lives. Unfortunately, since Jane's lung illness, she has been unable to sing solos.
Jane is a bible student and teacher. She teaches using the Precepts method. She has completed many Precepts studies. She has been involved in women's ministries at Trinity Fellowship and at Coronado Baptist Church in El Paso during her three years there.
Bill's latest venture (starting in 2007) is to help maintain TFC's network and computer system. He also helps in keeping the church web site and a sermon database with recorded sermons back to 2000.
Bill returned to the choir in the fall of 2008. Jane returned in the spring of 2009! Praise God!!!
Neither Jane or I are still singing in our church choir. Jane has a good excuse, I don't.
http://www.trinityfellowship.org Trinity Fellowship Church web site
Jane and I decided it was time for us to seek a new church where we will consistently receive the Gospel from the Word on Sunday mornings. The preaching at TFC since the split 6 years ago has been by several men. The pastor has taken to preaching to us about social and cultural events rather than the Gospel. On March 28th we met with Ron Turner, the elder we know the best, and at Ron's suggestion we asked our long time friend Bill Crouse to attend. We explained to Ron why were felt we needed to find a new church home. He seemed to understand and accepted our decision.
After visits to several churches we decided on committing our worship with Bent Tree Bible Fellowship in Carrollton. The pastor, Pete Briscoe, is one of the best expository preachers we have heard. We attend the service that begins at 9:00 AM each Sunday. http://www.benttree.org
We have been visiting a church that is physically close to where we live. We have learned from and enjoyed Pete Briscoe's teaching but feel we need to be in a smaller church where we can have fellowship with other believers. We decided that we would join Grace Bible Church on Inwood Road. We have two people we know who attend. Both are related to one of the elders at Trinity Fellowship Church. http://www.gracebiblechurch.org
We decided to formalize our relationship with Grace Bible Church. We were asked to be interviewed by two elders and they approved our membership. We have been visiting a Sunday school class by the name of Foundations that is attended by the two people we knew. It is taught by one of the elders. We were unable to attend a meeting where we would have had the chance to talk with members of the class as we hosted our family that included all of our children and grandchildren with husbands and boy friends included. We had not had this kind of gathering for fifteen years.
Grace Men El Fenix lunch 10/19/2018
This meeting is held at several El Fenix restaurants in varied locations.
We met at the one on Forest Lane in Dallas.
This meeting is held at several El Fenix restaurants in varied locations. We met at the one on Forest Lane in Dallas.
John De Tucci – worked at Xerox in Rochester, NY then moved
to Dallas and formed a delivery company.
Eugene “Gene” Suchey – worked for Children’s Medical Center as an administrator
Greg Brown - Retired from Ethicon a month ago. Worked in the vet division. Traveled to Columbia recently.
Don Mayborn – sat to my right not in Grace member directory
Hayden Pittman – to the left of Gene, no photo in directory
Cameron Grysen – he spoke of an authored book, not in Grace directory
Dale Cox – sat to my left, wears glasses; no photo in directory
Last edited 10/20/2018