Willis new pastor at Meadowbrook

Meadowbrook Baptist Church has called Rev. Russell “Russ” Willis and wife Kathy. Meadowbrook Baptist Church has called Rev. Russell “Russ” Willis and wife Kathy. Meadowbrook Baptist Church of Rockdale recently called Rev. Russell (Russ) H. Willis to pastor its congregation and expand outreach. He is a 1984 graduate of Baptist Bible College in Springfield, MO with a B.S. in Pastoral Theology.

Pastor Willis has served in churches from less than 100 to over 1 000 a nd h as e xperience in almost every facet of church ministry. He has worked with youth and music in Kansas, then young marrieds and orchestra in Ohio. He served in the music and teaching ministries for churches in New Mexico, Ohio and Kentucky. In Texas, he has pastored churches in Vidor, Paris and Raymondville.

Meadowbrook Baptist will host a potluck dinner Sunday, July 29 to welcome Pastor and Mrs. Willis. The public is invited.

Rockdale appeals to the Willises because they enjoy getting involved, not only in church work but also in community projects. They anticipate being active in civic groups and supporting school events.

Pastor Willis’ w ife, Kathy, earned a B.A. from Baptist Bible College and was the recipient of the Key Award for outstanding female student. She is active in music and women’s ministries and has led Women’s Ministries for the past 25 years. Her background includes working with domestic violence victims, batterer’s intervention, anger management, and crisis pregnancies.

Kathy owns KCW Communications, and says she enjoys fiddling with words as a writer, editor, publicist, writer’s coach, book doctor and more. She is affiliated with Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, CLASSeminars, and other national groups. She’s published in multiple books, magazines, and online publications.

Pastor and Mrs. Willis will make their residence in Rockdale and look forward to putting down roots here, they said.

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