After graduating with a Master of Science degree in Sociology, he taught at Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State) in San Marcos, Texas until 1978 when he and Debra returned to their hometown of Vernon to begin a career in the insurance industry.In 1990, that career brought them to Albuquerque and they immediately joined Hoffmantown Church and have attended ever since.They have been blessed with seven beautiful grandchildren and feel very fortunate to have all of them living right here in Albuquerque.Wayne currently serves as a deacon, leader of a men’s Bible Study/Prayer group, member of the Men’s Ministry Council and, with Debra, as directors of the Masten K-Group where they have served since 1991 and where he also serves as substitute teacher.Wayne Byrd Wayne accepted Christ at the age of seven in a small town Southern Baptist church in Vernon, Texas where he was baptized on March 8, 1959.He fell in love with and married a hometown girl, Debra, on June 15, 1973 while still attending college at Texas A&M University.He and Stephanie moved throughout the South until being called to serve as Senior Pastor at Poplar Springs Baptist Church in GA in 2002. Erik and Stephanie have been married since 1992 and have 2 children, Hollen and Jonathan. Crissman Kim was born again April 3, 1975 and baptized on June 8, 1975.
Bill is retired from Sandia National Laboratories and also held teaching and administration positions at Trinity Southwestern University.Kim considers his calling as an elder to be an appointment from God and he believes an elder is primarily responsible for seeking God’s will for the church through prayer and the Word.Kim’s desire is to be a shepherd who is always sensitive and submissive to God, knowing that elders will be held accountable for their attitudes and actions as they serve Him.I am on a walk with my Father pressing on to the upward prize of the call of Jesus Christ. May He rule in His kingdom within my heart and may only His will be done through my life.He has continually pulled me into teaching roles that require I study the Word so that in desiring to present the truth I might know Him. As Paul said, “I count all things but rubbish that I might know Him.”Email: [email protected] was born in Atlanta, GA and lived in the Decatur area until he left for Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SWBTS) in Fort Worth, TX in 1981.