Administrative & Ministry Assistant

Donna Cox

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Donna is a native of Fannin County, graduating from Sam Rayburn High School. Donna and her husband Carl have three children and eight grandchildren.

Dustin lives in Melissa, TX, he is employed as project manager for Benchmark Enviromental. Kara and husband Phillip Mathis live in Sulphur Springs, TX where Phillip serves as pastor at Peerless Baptist Church and Kara teaches in the North Hopkins School District. Kylie and husband Jerod Bingham live in Telephone, Texas.  Kylie is employed as a  Registered Nurse at Baylor Frisco and Jerod is employed at Sam Rayburn ISD.   

Donna and Carl live in the Telephone area and are members of Elwood Baptist Church. Donna has served with the Fannin Baptist Association as the Adminstrative & Ministry Assistant since 1999.

Volunteer Jail Chaplain

Bill Thornton

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Bro. Bill and his wife Alta live in Telephone, TX.  Bill has served in many areas of ministry in the Fannin Baptist Association.  His first church to pastor was Vineyard Grove Baptist Church in Allens Chapel in 1954. Bill has pastored Telephone Baptist Church two times during his ministiry and also served as the Director of Missions of Fannin Bapitst Association for a short time.

Bill has been extremely instrumental in helping to start cowboy churches across the area.  One of those churches is Bois D Arc Creek Cowboy Church where he and Alta are members.  Bill and Alta have four children, 11 grandchildren and 1 great grandchhild. Bill continues to be very active in his work with the association by being a member of the FBA Relevant Ministries in Missions and Evangelism Team.

Most recently, Bill has been serving through the Fannin Baptist Association as a volunteer chaplain with the Fannin county jail and Texas prison system. 

  May 2021  
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