As president of Bread For Life International, Ernest is responsible for BFL’s overall operations, which include fund-raising, advocacy, and program development. In addition to traveling and speaking across North America, Ernest spends a lot of his time in the West-Central part of Africa, consulting with Christian leaders, speaking at missionary gatherings, implementing strategies, reaching the lost as well as encouraging the saints.
Ernest and his wife (Elizabeth) were married in 2003. Elizabeth served with Cameroon government as a translator/Interpreter and later in project management at the US Embassy in Yaounde. The Ehabes moved to the USA in 2005 to focus on developing a US donor base. They relocated to Yaounde, Cameroon in 2008 to focus on daily ministry and to raise their three children, Nathan, Kisheri and AJ.
Tim and Sallie spent several years with Youth With a Mission (YWAM) working from the Tyler, Texas YWAM base.Tim also serves on the board of the Charitable Christian Medical Clinic, a bi-monthly free outreach medical clinic, in Hope, AR.
His vocation has led him to work as a hospital chaplain, pastor, counselor, family life consultant, teacher, and as President of Partners in Ministry. Currently his is a consultant for the Hill Country area non-profit organizations and churches for Bread for Life.
He has also authored five books as well as over 100 magazine and journal articles. One of his books, “What You Should Know About Suicide” has been translated into Chinese. He has been a columnist for the Bryan-College Station Eagle and the Kerrville Daily Times in Texas. His articles for the Daily Times will be published in a book form called “The Effective Nonprofit Organization”.
Dr. Blackburn has taught, led conferences, and preached in sixteen states and six foreign countries. He has appeared on over sixty radio and television shows.
Bill has been married to Deana Mattingly Blackburn since June 1, 1968. A high school English and Latin teacher, for thirty years Deana worked with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Kerr County and three adjoining counties. Bill and Deana have two children. Cara lives with her husband and six children in Woodway, Texas, where they are part of a Christian ministry there. The Blackburn’s son, Carter, is a sportscaster with CBS Sports and lives with his wife and daughter in Austin, Texas.
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Mr. Roberts graduated from Texas A&M University, with an athletic scholarship and was privileged to compete with world class athletes in several events
In addition to all the fun of working at various organizations, his outside interests include flying (he has a commercial pilot rating and has been flying airplanes of various sizes and types since 1966), photography, and outdoor activities of all kinds.
Mr. Roberts has been privileged to serve on the Boards of two non-profit organizations and is a member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), The Council of Engineering and Scientific Society Executives (CESSE), and The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). He and his wife (Margaret), live in the absolutely beautiful Palm Springs area in southern California.
A list of awards Stan has received include Teacher of the Year (Potosi Correctional Center-2000), Missouri Department of Corrections Life Saver Award (2003), and resolutions for his lifesaving efforts from the Missouri Senate and House of Representatives in 2003. Stan also earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Religion and Philosophy (1982) from William Jewell College and a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Truman State University (1988).