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John grew up in El Paso Texas. He graduated from UTEP with a BS in Electrical Engineering. He went to work for IBM as a development engineer retiring in 1994 after 30 years of service. John established and was President of Sullivan Custom Homes. In 2015, he retired again.
John has been married to his lovely wife Marilyn for 53 years. They have three grown children, who live in the central Texas area.
Director, Childrens Ministries
Deborah Matthews received her Bachelors of Music in Music Education from the University of Texas at Austin.
During her formative years, Deborah was taught biblical truths and saw ministry firsthand from her parents. Her mother, Candy Seale, having a Masters in Christian Education, has written and published Sunday School curriculum, put together pageants and VBS programs. Her father, Byron Seale, a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary, worked in Christian camping.
As she and her sisters entered their young adult years, they were given the opportunity to program camps, implement ideas and lead young campers and staff at Camp Winchester. Deborah also has written and implemented curriculum for young children for several churches as well as trained volunteers to teach. Most recently Deborah served as Children’s Director for First United Methodist Church of Bastrop.
In addition to serving the children on Sunday mornings, Deborah directs Little Heart Talent Education, a music studio for all ages.