Formally organized in August 2008, Father’s House Educational Foundation (FHEF) represents a natural step forward in a life time of growing spiritually and joyfully giving to Christ-based organizations by Byron and Tammy Stinson. The couple has the joy of 8 wonderful children, Renee, Charles, Justin, Ayron, Gabrielle, Cody, Jordan, and an adopted son Isaac. The family owns a beautiful 80-acre farm located on the Brazos River known as Peaceful Valley Farm and a humble apartment home located in the fields of Bethlehem Jerusalem Israel. They enjoy inviting many different churches, youth, men’s, women’s, children’s, and other groups to camp out and worship on the farm!
The mission of Father’s House Educational Foundation is to bless God’s people and increase their joy by creating experiences and supporting causes that:
- teach biblical truth and heritage in the context of the Bible’s land and culture;
- practice biblical ministry and mercy today; and
- impart biblical legacies of faith for the benefit of future generations in order to make the Father’s unchanging truth more relevant, practical, and personal from generation to generation.
As a non-profit Christian ministry, Father’s House exists to serve purposes and activities that are close to the heavenly Father’s heart as revealed in passages like Psalm 133, Deuteronomy 6:4-7, Isaiah 58:6-12, Matthew 25:34-40, and James 1:17-27. In light of these challenging teachings, FHEF supports a wide variety of biblical heritage and mercy ministries around the world.
Byron and Tammy Stinson
Founder/Chairman of the Board & Founder/Secretary-Treasurer
Byron and Tammy are dedicated Christians serving the Lord and standing with congregations and Pastors in many lands. The list of churches the Stinsons support and call home is long, being originally concentrated in Somervell and Johnson counties in Texas, but today extends to many other cities across the U.S. and around the world. Primary churches the Stinsons consider “home” include Stonewater church Granbury, Tx. The Church in Peaster, Texas; Bono Baptist Church in Godley, Texas; Red Cross church in Avoka, Ireland; King of Kings’ Congregation in Jerusalem, and Releasor of life church in Davao City, Philippines. None of these churches have commissioned them. They have been sent by the direction of the Lord to work in His fields and are accountable to Him and the board of directors where they serve.
In addition, Byron serves as president of the board of directors for The Promise in Glen Rose. www.thepromiseglenrose.com. He is the past Chairman of the Board of the Glen Rose ISD, the Somervell County Library Board, and has served his community on several other boards, including Parks & Recreation, President of The Central Education District, the Central Appraisal District, and is a past Somervell County constable.
The Stinsons currently own or have owned and operated several companies in diversified fields which include real-estate development, commercial rentals that include restaurants, homes, and a local bank. The largest corporation they own and manage is Glen Rose Transportation Management, Inc. A 30-year old non-asset transportation brokerage company located in their home town of Glen Rose, Texas. For more information on non-asset transportation, and specifically GRTM, you may check out the company web site at http://www.grtminc.com. In addition, you are invited to check out http://www.nationalfleettracking.com.
The Stinsons currently own or have owned and operated several companies in diversified fields which include real-estate development, commercial rentals that include restaurants, homes, and a other commercial property.
The largest corporation they own and manage is Glen Rose Transportation Management, Inc. www.grtminc.com A 31-year old non-asset transportation brokerage company located in their home town of Glen Rose, Texas. In addition they are primary owners of a fast growing company started in 2010 named National Fleet Tracking.
The Stinsons believe they are blessed by God to be a blessing to others. Byron and Tammy’s journey together in serving the Lord has led them to many countries and on many adventures. The journey has now led them to the formation of the Father’s House Educational Foundation.
Dr. John Turner
Director of Education, Director of Holy Land Tours
Dr. John W. Turner, Jr. serves as the Director of Education, Director of Holy Land Tours at Father’s House Educational Foundation. He and Roxie married in 1975. They are blessed with five children and nine grandchildren (so far)..
Dr. Turner has been a pastor of churches in California and Texas since 1981. Today, he serves bi-vocationally as pastor of New Prospect Baptist Church in Nemo, Texas. Each week he also serves as the Coordinator of Family Ministry of the National Association of University-Model® Schools (www.naums.net). He is author of the NAUMS definitive book, Character-Driven College Preparation: Parents and Teachers in Partnership through University-Model® Schooling. He often speaks to parent, church, and school groups.
Out of his many journeys to Israel since 2008, Dr. Turner has developed a series of “Lessons from the Land,” that are growing in popularity and very well received. These can be stand alone messages or taught in series, according to the occasion in your congregation or community. He will come to wherever you are on a cost reimbursement basis. Any voluntary love offerings or honoraria from these teachings are donated to the Father’s House General Fund for the support of the foundation’s work. To schedule Dr. Turner, write him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tim Whitlock is a life-time resident of Cleburne, Tx. The Lord has blessed Tim with his wife Elizabeth, their three daughters, and five wonderful grandchildren. He is a member of Cleburne Bible Church which is a huge blessing for he and his family. He is very active in the community. He currently serves on boards for The Father’s House Foundation, United Way of Johnson County, Spark Worldwide, Teen Life Challenge of Johnson County, and Pinnacle Bank Texas. He also enjoys assisting various organizations with fund-raising efforts. Tim holds a BBA in Finance from Texas Wesleyan University. He has been in the banking industry for 26 years and is a Regional President of Pinnacle Bank Texas. He enjoys travel, fishing, golf, and most outdoor activities. He is very thankful for The Father’s House Foundation and looks forward to what the Lord will continue to accomplish through the foundation for His Kingdom. Jeremiah 29:11: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Maurice Walton has been a resident of Granbury, Texas for 34 years. He is married to Carol and the father of four grown sons. He has been blessed with seven grandchildren. Maurice and Carol are members of The Exalted Redeemer Baptist Church in Granbury. Maurice has been involved in various community activities over the years and is currently serving on the board of the Bridge Street History Center. Maurice obtained his undergraduate and law degrees from Baylor University. He practices law primarily in the probate and estate planning areas.
Director of Accounting
I have lived in Glen Rose most of my life. I graduated from Glen Rose High School and then moved on to Tarleton University to get my bachelor’s. Glen Rose is an amazing town. It’s home to Dr. Carl Baugh’s Creation Evidence Museum, The Promise, Gary Zimmerman’s Scriptorium, and now the Father’s House Educational Foundation. I feel blessed to be able to live and work here.
I am blessed to have the parents that I have. Byron and Tammy have amazing hearts and love to bless people. The day my dad asked me to be a part of the Father’s House Educational Foundation was a blessing. Being a part of an organization that is driven to express the Father’s heart for the helpless and also give church leaders grants for trips to Israel is amazing. I was able to go on the first Father’s House trip to Israel. Seeing the expressions on the church leaders’ faces when they walked where Jesus would have walked was a great experience! Going to Israel is an eye opening experience that gives new meaning when reading the Bible. Being where Jesus was and seeing what He saw brings you that much closer to Him.