Franklin D. Pullin was called to Western Hills in 2006. He came from Menard, and has called several Texas churches home over the years. Bro. Pullin recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of his service as pastor/preacher of Southern Baptist churches. He is a graduate of Howard Payne University and the Universal Bible Institute of Alamo, Tennessee, and was licensed to preach at Fabens, Texas in 1961. His first pastorate was at a mission of the First Baptist Church in Brady, Texas. His wife Rosemary, has been at his side since 1967, supporting his ministry and creating her own niche as an outstanding pianist in the music ministry of the churches to which they were led. They have raised three children to love and follow the Lord, and Greg, Lisa, Jeff and their respective families all live in the Kerrville and San Antonio area -- and all enjoy a very close physical and spiritual bond with each other. In February 1986 Bro. Frank and his family moved to Bandera, Texas. Bro. Frank became pastor of First Baptist Church and served 18 years there. It was at Bandera that Bro. Frank preached a series of messages on Lighthouse Christians. This became a focus for his ministry after that and that as Christians, we must reflect the Light from Jesus who is THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD. While there they saw church growth and had a building program to provide more needed educational space for the Sunday School. Bro. Bill Kinney was important to them in this process. He served as their building coordinator of the new educational building. They experienced growth to the point they started two morning worship services and two Sunday Schools. Bro. Frank also assisted with two other building projects during the years at Bandera. These were building for two missions: Walker Memorial and the other Spanish Mission. Their children were teen-agers when they moved to Bandera and so they really grew up there and and left the nest and during the 18 years they were there, Special blessings were seeing Greg serve as Youth Director one summer when he was 19. Also Lisa, who sang her first solo at age six, continued to develop her music talent and ministry. Today she is a part of the music ministry team at her church and Community Bible Church, San Antonio. Jeffery was also an active part of their youth group in his high school years. He also sang with his sister at times. Today he and his family are active members of their church at Bulverde Baptist. In October of 2004, Bro Frank began as pastor of First Baptist of Menard. While there Bro. Frank also served their Music Director. Though small in numbers, they had faithful choir members and enjoyed preparing for their Christmas music and the plays that they did there. They also enjoyed good fellowship with the church leaders there. In October of 2006 Bro. Frank and Rosemary came here to Western Hills Baptist Church. They say they have enjoyed a very special bond with this church family and feel privileged to serve their Lord here with such a loving, supportive and faithful congregation. They also say that a special blessing here is the Best Choir in Texas. Bro. Frank trusts God's Word implicitly in his life and as a pastor. His preaching "style" is basically expository, gleaning from various versions of the Holy Bible, but preaching primarily from the King James and New King James versions. Bro. Frank delivers The Word as it is written, with no apology, and allowing God to use him as His anointed messenger. He commits himself whole-heartedly to following Christ's commandments to Peter in John 21:15-17 to "feed my sheep", fulfilling both spiritual and physical needs of his flock. We at Western Hills are blessed to call Bro. Frank Pullin our Shepherd. We can't wait to see you at WHBC! Christian beliefs are constantly challenged and shaped by many influences outside the church. If you have questions about theology, history, philosophy, ethics or science click Here to find answers from a great website.
HOW CAN A DEACON HELP YOU?
Deacons are special servants of the Church; in fact, that is what the word "Deacon" literally means - a servant. The purpose of deacons is to serve the Lord by conducting the caring ministry of the church - doing the work of benevolence, visiting the sick, being alert to the spiritual needs of the congregation - and promoting unity within the church, thus freeing the pastor to focus on prayer and the proclamation of the Word.
The Yokefellow ministry is comprised of a group of men who serve alongside and under the nurturing supervision of the active deacon body. Yokefellows help deacons–in partnership with the Pastor and Ministry Staff–accomplish the pastoral ministries of the church. Like the deacon, a yokefellow is a servant to Jesus Christ and to the church to which he belongs.
THE DEACON / YOKEFELLOW FAMILY MINISTRY PLAN
This plan is designed to minister to the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of our congregation. Our goal is to be an extension of our Pastor’s ministry by touching the lives of others in a way that demonstrates the love of Christ. Each Deacon/Yokefellow is paired with several families of which they will be personally involved with.
HOW CAN YOUR DEACON / YOKEFELLOW HELP YOU?
By being a good listener, praying for you, providing support in times of crisis, discussing with you your faith and walk with Christ, keeping you informed about church activities, decisions, and plans of special interest. Your Yokefellow is also able to assist you in finding ways to serve, and rejoicing with you and your family.
E.H. Bresett was ordained as a deacon by 1" Baptist Church, Edinburg, Texas, on January
18, 1976. Born July 18, 1936, in Alamo, Texas, he became a Christian at the age or 12 and belonged to 1" Baptist Churches in Alamo, San Juan and Edinburg before joining Western Hills Baptist Church November 4, 1995. E.H. and Miriei were married October 10, 1959, in Edinburg, and now live at 500 Spanish Oak in Ingram. E.H. retired from the Edinburg School District on May 31, 1991, after 30 years of teaching and coaching. Their son, Mike, and his family, live in Illinois, and their daughter, Marla, and her family, live in Florida.
Leon was born in Clovis, New Mexico on June 9,1936. He spent most of his youth in the Rio Grande Valley in San Juan, Texas. He married Margaret Hirsch, his high school sweetheart, in 1957. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in January, 1960 with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering. Leon has spent most of his adult life in Baytown, Texas employed by EXXON USA, work which took the family on assignments to New Jersey, Italy, Saudi Arabia and twice to California. Leon and Margaret have two sons, Drew and Scott, and one daughter, Caren. Drew is a coach in Refugio, Texas. Scott is a preacher at Ridglea Baptist in Ft. Worth. Caren is retired after teaching for 30 years in Baytown. Leon and Margaret have five grandsons and three great granddaughters. Leon loves the Lord and desires to serve Him. He was saved in 1960. At the Alliance Bible Church in Baytown, Leon served at various times as treasurer, Sunday School teacher, deacon, elder, chairman of the Board of Elders, and sang in the choir. Leon and Margaret made Kerrville their retirement home and Western Hills their church home in 2002.
Robert was born on January 18, 1937 in San Angelo Texas. He was raised living on a ranch for 7 years near Big Lake TX. Then in an oil field near Ozona Tx. until graduating from High School in 1955. He attended Sul Ross University, graduating in 1959. He then went to work for Continental Oil Co. in Ozona. He was drafted into the army in 1960, returning to the Oil Co. in 1962. The oil co. transferred him to Odessa TX. in 1963 where he met Melba Huddleston. They married 3/6/65 and had two girls. Karen in1968 and Robbie in 197.0. Robbie gave us two grandchildren, Rylie Morris and Staton Morris who is, attending LSU in the engineering department. Robert was saved while in college in 1957 and was ordained a deacon in Central Baptist Church in 1980. Robert and Melba moved to Chapel Hills Baptist Church in 2012 and Robert became inactive as a deacon. In 2015 they moved to Kerrville Tx. and shortly afterward they joined Western Hills Baptist Church. For several years Robert and Melba spent 3 month each summer in Ruidoso NM, thinking that he could not do justice to the office of deacon, however in 2021they sold their trailer and spot in Ruidoso and started spending time at home in Kerrville. When the church leaders found out that Robert was an inactive deacon, they ask him to be reinstated and it was so.
Don was born in the ‘Valley’ and spent most of his life there, growing up and attending public schools and college. Anyone who knows Don is aware that he gives more than an honest day’s labor to any job he undertakes. This has been true all his life. While he was dating his future wife, Joyce, he was going to college, working a full day at the US Post Office, and working a good part of the night at the local cotton gin. But God rewards effort, and for his effort, Don earned a degree in Spanish, was appointed Postmaster (one of two Anglo Postmasters in the Valley at that time), and was blessed with a wife and family whom he cherishes. Married for forty-five years, Don and Joyce have two sons, four grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter, and love being grandparents! Don was saved at the age of twenty in Mission, Texas. He was ordained as deacon in 1965 by First Baptist Church, Pharr, Texas, and was licensed as a minister through that church in 1973, under the pastorate of our own Brother Jim! Being fluent in the Spanish language, Don preached his first sermon in Spanish and has preached in both English and Spanish for the past thirty years, primarily in R V parks. Don retired from the Postal Service in the Valley, and is currently contracting with the Postal Service to run the Post Office in the River Oaks Shopping Center. Don and Joyce’s lives are constant witnesses for the Lord. They are focused on serving Him in all that they do, and sharing His word with all whom they meet.
Louis was born in Cleveland, Texas on May 23, 1942. His family moved to the Hunt community of Kerr County in May 1944 where he attended the Hunt Baptist Church. He accepted Jesus as his Savior when he was about 12 years old and was baptized in the Guadalupe River just below the Hunt crossing. Louis met his future bride Betty while in high school when her family came to Kerrville to visit her Uncle who was a patient at the then Legion Hospital. They were married in 1962 while Louis was serving in the U. S. Army. Upon his discharge from the Army Louis and Betty lived in the Fort Worth area where they attended Broadway Baptist Church in Haltom City. Their son Charles and Daughter were born in Arlington. They moved to Ingram in 1971 and attended First Baptist Church in Ingram. In 1981 they moved back to Arlington where they attended Hillcrest Baptist for a while and then in June of 1999 moved Louis and Betty moved their membership to First Baptist, Grand Prairie. Louis has worked in the truck and trailer repair and parts field most of his life and retired in 2010. They moved back to Kerr County in October 2010 and joined Western Hills. Louis serves as bookkeeper for the church and helps to maintain the Church’s website.
Tom was born in Shreveport Louisiana on January 3, 1942. He spent most of his youth in Shreveport until his father passed away. His family moved to Atlanta, Georgia where he spent his high school days. He became a Christian at age 10 in Shreveport. Tom spent 4 years in the United State Air Force. After his service he earned a BA degree in Psychology from New Mexico State University. In 1976 he received his MBA from Texas Southern University. He married Ida Collene Frazier in 1965.They have one son, Jeffery Eugene Morgan who lives in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Collene passed away in 2012. Tom worked in the field of Human Resources most of his career. He worked for the Job Corp, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of West Virginia, Southwest Neuropsychiatric Institute of San Antonio, and retired from Kerrville State Hospital in 2003.
Fred was born September 2, 1937, on a cotton farm outside Bartlett, Texas, in southeast Bell County. He was saved while attending Key’s Valley Baptist Church, and was baptized in the Lampasas River. Fred decided very early in his life that he wanted a career in vehicle repair, and pursued that for some forty-six years. Moving to Kerrville in 1963, he opened an auto repair shop which he operated for thirty years. Fred joined Western Hills Baptist Church in 1988, and was appointed a deacon in 1997. He is a co- treasurer of the church and teaches the Adult III Sunday School class. Fred serves on the Building & Grounds and Greeter & Offertory Committees. Fred is active in the Gideon Camp in Kerrville, currently serving as secretary. Very interested in and knowledgeable of all history, and particularly that of Texas, he is the current president of the Fredericksburg chapter of the Sons of the Republic of Texas. Fred is a part-time employee of Bealls Dept. Store in Kerrville. Fred loves Western Hills and the church family, and our God who gives us all we have.
Hardy was born in Junction TX to Holbert and Laverne Hardin. His Grandmother, Flora Hardin, took him to church at First Baptist Church of Junction as he was growing up. His pastor was Sam Coffey. He earned his associates degree at Oklahoma State University at Okmulgee. He studied Plumbing and pipe fitting. When he graduated and returned home to help out in the family plumbing business. His Dad passed away in 1995 and he took over leading the business. He married Cindy in 2007, they have 3 kids, AJ, Sophia, and Bert. He has an older sister (Vicki) and brother (Jay). Jay passed away in 2010. He and Jay were baptized on the same day by Brother Sam Coffey. One of the most influential people that showed him Gods grace was Brother Sam’s daughter, Susan Coffey. She showed him God’s love when his Grandmother died when he was in high school. He was also helped by the first person he met when he went to college. His name was Tom, he invited Hardy to church at Okmulgee First Baptist church and helped him find his first bible, which he still carries today. He also gives credit to his wife saying; “She has helped me grow in Christ more than anyone.” Hardy feels privileged to be asked to serve here at Western Hills Baptist Church as a Yokefellow.
Roger was born May 11, 1940 in Kalamazoo Michigan. His parents were founding members of Westwood Christian Reformed Church, where he received great teaching in Sunday school, and the church boys Club. His Christian experience there grew strongly under their leadership. All his school years were spent in the Christian Reformed school system, a very large private school system in Michigan. He was drafted into the service, and through that he ended up in Texas where he was on staff, and retired from the Univ. of Texas, Austin. Roger met his wife Darie, an office manager for a doctor, and they were married in 1978. They have 2 children, John and Betsy. Retiring in 2003 they moved to Aransas Pass, joining the 1st Baptist Church in Rockport, where the Lord called Roger to join the nursing home ministry team, sponsored by 1st Baptist. In 2013, they moved to Kerrville, to be nearer their children, and joined Western Hills Baptist Church, where they sing in the choir. Roger was led to establish a ministry at River Point Assisted living and Memory care, where he and his wife conduct a Sunday afternoon church service, Thursday visitation, and are on call for prayer, Bible study, or other needs. He received his "Certificate of License" for the gospel ministry in August 2015.