Officer – Bobby Brasher
Bobby was raised in North Louisiana and attended Louisiana Tech where he played baseball. He was named to the Coaches All-American in 1974 and drafted by the Atlanta Braves in 1976. Bobby began coaching in Louisiana then moved to Chapel Hill, Texas in 1989. That year, Chapel Hill won the 4-A State Football Championship. In 1999 CHAA became a idea and a six month time of prayer led to starting this ministry. Christian Hunters and Anglers now print their own magazine , operate a web store , produce outdoor gospel tracts and send speakers all over the nation speaking at wild game dinners , outdoor expo’s and men’s rallies .
He and his wife Linda live in Tyler, Texas with their two children, Seth and Grace. Linda is a family Nurse Practitioner and Bobby is the Dean of Students and Offensive Coordinator at The Brook Hill School, one of the leading Christian schools in the nation. Brook Hill is the 2011 Division III Texas State Football Champion.
Treasurer – Amy Green
Amy Green lives in Bullard, TX with her husband Josh and their two children Garrett and Natalie. She is an active member of County Line Baptist Church, Bullard. Amy is a Banking Officer at Southside Bank in Tyler, TX. One of her greatest hobbies is spending time with her family and friends. She is also an avid and accomplished hunter and loves to join her husband and children on hunting trips and outdoor activities. She has been a Christian for over 20 years and loves to share the love of Christ with others.
Trustee – Ron Wells
LIFE VERSE “As for me, I will see Your face in righteousness; I shall be satisfied when I awake in Your likeness”. Psalms 17:15
EDUCATION Lindale High School, Lindale, TX – 1962 Tyler Junior College, Tyler, TX – 1962-1964 Texas A&M University – Commerce, TX – 1966 Bachelor of Science Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Ft. Worth, TX – 1969, Master of Divinity Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Ft. Worth, TX – 1999, Doctor of Ministry
MINISTRY EXPERIENCE Pastor, Hopewell Baptist Church, Tyler, Texas – 1964-1967 Pastor, Linglevile Baptist Church, Lingleville, Texas – 1968-1969 Baptist Student Ministry Director/Bible Instructor, Navarro Junior College/Trinity Valley Junior College, Texas – 1969-1973 Baptist Student Ministry Director, Texas A & M University – 1973-1980 Pastor, Parkway Baptist Church, St. Louis, Missouri – 1980-1982 Minister of World Missions and Discipleship, Green Acres Baptist Church, Tyler, Texas – 1982-1992 Pastor, Southside Baptist Church, Tyler, Texas – 1992-1997 Discipleship and Family Life Conference Speaker, Ron Wells Discipleship Ministries, Lindale, Texas – 1997-present Director, Centrepoint Ministries, Tyler, Texas – 2000-present
INTERIM PASTORATES First Baptist Church, Farmersville, Texas – 1998-1999 Calvary Baptist Church, Garland, Texas – 1999-2000 First Baptist Church, Van, Texas – 2000-2001 Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Tyler, Texas – 2002-present
BIOGRAPHICAL OVERVIEW I received Christ at 12 years of age in First Baptist Church, Lindale. I seriously learned about the Christian walk while involved with the BSM and became a disciple of His as a freshman at Tyler Junior College. I committed my life to serving Christ in full time ministry. I was a varsity football player and helped start Fellowship of Christian Athletes at Tyler Junior College. I met and married Beth Johnson while she was a student at TWU College of Nursing and I was attending SWBTS. We have been married for more than 30 years and have 3 children and 2 grandchildren. God turned my heart toward a call to ministry in student work after graduation from SWBTS. For 11 years I had the privilege of teaching and disciplining many college students across the United States. Missions and discipleship have been essential parts of God’s call in our lives whether in student work, pastoring or on a church staff. During my 10 years on staff at Green Acres Baptist Church we began 9 missions in Belize, missions in Nicaragua and Mexico and local missions in Tyler with the Koreans, Hispanics and Blacks. Beth and I also did long-term interims with Sylvania and Southside Baptist Churches in Tyler to develop them from a mission status to healthy growing churches. We later pastored 5 years at Southside Baptist Church growing from 150 to 350 in Sunday School. At this point we began to feel a strong call to ministry to families. I began pursuing a Doctor of Ministry Degree at SWBTS in August of 1997 and graduated in May 1999. My project was “Developing a Model for Mentoring Men to Be Spiritual Leaders in Their Families.” My wife and I trained as consultants for Hope for Home with Texas Baptists. We also will be presenting to churches “Family to Family,” a program sponsored by the North American Mission Board. We have opened an office in Tyler called “Centrepoint Ministries” to help develop lay-led family/marriage mentoring teams in churches. I am currently traveling to churches and universities throughout the state and country conducting family-centered revivals, marriage retreats, spiritual-growth retreats, and single/collegiate conferences. During the past four years I have also been in long-term interims at First Baptist Farmersville, Calvary Baptist in Garland, First Baptist, Van and, currently, at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. These interims are part of a personal mission to assist churches to maintain healthy ministry and outreach. These churches have continued to prosper and grow spiritually through these interim times and have developed discipleship ministries and mission outreach.
Trustee – Donnie Barron
Donnie Barron, First Baptist Church, Rusk, TX
Trustee – Kent Abernathy
Kent Abernathy is a Partner & General Manager at McKaig Chevrolet in Gladewater, Texas . He and his wife Laura are members of First Baptist Church in Gladewater. They have a son Aaron and a daughter Blair. Kent is very active with the youth department of his church and a member of the Gladewater ISD School Board .
Kent is a great asset to CHAA by heading up our Fishing tournament outreach. Last April, he coordinated the out reach at the Texas Toyota Bass Classic at Lake Fork Texas with an attendance of 30,000 people.
He is an accomplished Bass fisherman.
Director of Safety & Survival – Josh Green
Josh Green has been a Commissioned Police Officer in East Texas for over 15 years. He is a graduate of the East Texas Police Academy. He is a certified Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Education instructor and holds a Masters Peace Officer license. He is also a firearms instructor, Use of Force instructor and Rapid Response to Active Shooter instructor. He was a member of SWAT at the agency where he is employed and was tasked with the duties of counter sniper and has been for 12 years. He has attended the FBI Observer Sniper School, Colt armorer school and Glock armorer school. He has been a Christian for over 25 years and an avid hunter and fisherman. He is the Pastor of County Line Baptist Church in Bullard and is attending Luther Rice Seminary.
Magazine Editor – Paul Bradshaw
Paul Bradshaw was born and raised in East Texas.
Magazine Business Manager – Kari Bradshaw