Rev. Frank Leslie Bersch, Jr.

Profile Updated: September 26, 2020
Rev. Frank Leslie Bersch, Jr.
Residing In Garland, TX USA
Occupation Co-Pastor, Special Friends, FBC, Dallas, Texas
Children My Special Needs-Students at Church have wished me Happy Father's Day since I was 55! HALLELUJAH! AMEN!
Military Service U.S. Navy  
Yes! Attending Reunion
Attending Padow's Meet & Greet (10/17/14)

Yes

Attending TeeJay School Tour/Lunch/Band at High School (10/18/14)

Yes

Attending Westwood Club Dinner/Dance/Band (10/18/14)

Yes

Attending Brunch -- Padow's Ham & Deli (10/19/14)

Yes

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Highlights were joining the Navy(1965-69); then, Frogman(UDT) training after boot camp, until an accident; sent on board the 1st Fleet Flagship-Heavy Cruiser, USS Saint Paul(CA-73); passed the GED tests(with what I had learned already at Westhampton and TJ; since nothing was given to study at that time, when I asked about it!); had three Combat tours in Viet Nam; where we were hit in battle in 1967, while firing 8-inch and 5-inch shore-bombardment, became "Top Gun of the Navy" in 1968, and received the Navy Unit Commendation, too. Afterwards, following my war-dream of being an Actor, (Thanks to being encouraged by Cary Jackson, at a chance meeting!), earned a BFA in Theatre Arts and Speech,
in Acting, at VCU,(1976). A few years later, after a major car-wreck, I rededicated my life to JESUS CHRIST, on my 33rd Birthday, 1979! Then, after reading through the BIBLE eight times in the next two years, and learning the "Sermon on the Mount", GOD arranged to have me Preach It the first time on September 13, 1981, in Hollywood, California! Later on, after many years as an active Layman, I surrendered to my real Calling of Preaching, with a MA from The Criswell College, in Christian Leadership(1997); and a MDIV in Evangelism and Missions from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary,(2001). Ministering to Special Education adults is the privilege the LORD allows me to serve HIM in; along with Preaching Scripture-Sermons with Waters Of Rivers Deep Ministry, as HE Leads! HALLELUJAH! AMEN! SHALOM! AGAPE!

School Story

A very fond memory was when we had the SCA Convention at TJ in 1960, where they adopted our Honor Code for the National Honor Society! WOW! What a Great Freshman introduction we had, huh?! Those Texas girls in their cowgirl outfits really were a sight for fourteen year old eyes! (After travelling in over a dozen countries, and forty-six states through the years, as well as living in Virginia, California, and Arizona, the irony of being transferred to Texas in 1992 brought that memory back; since I had never thought about living there!). The Greatest Memory, of course, was Choir, and "Oklahoma"! Being from Richmond, Virginia has always been a bragging right for me; especially the fact that I went to Thomas Jefferson High School, there! Though I wasn't much to brag about, GOD has Blessed all of us in our Heritage, together! Thanks! SHALOM! AGAPE!

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Sep 26, 2020 at 6:17 PM

Posted on: Sep 26, 2020 at 2:37 AM

Howdy, Y'all! My Favorite Storyteller, my Mom, Maxine Johnson Bersch-Lovern, passed away on September 13, 2020, at the age of 101, and 8 months. She was one of the Storybook Ladies who came to schools around Richmond when we were growing up. She was a mountain girl from West Virginia, who ended up in Richmond, later, to have a Great Life! Thanks for your prayers for our Family, and her many Friends, who miss her Greatly! She is up in HEAVEN, now, with those who have gone on before; but her body is in Richmond, next to Dad, whom she had 53 years with! If anyone wants to, you can check out her website: maxinebersch.com , where she wrote blogs, which are archived. My prayers are for each of you in your own losses through the years; since we all need the "GOD of All Comfort" to help us through the valleys! HALLELUJAH! AMEN! AGAPE! SHALOM! Frank

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Jun 19, 2020 at 9:53 PM

Happy Be-lated Birthday, Sutton! Congratulations on being an Attorney, too! I did get to play a few as an actor, years ago; especially Patrick Henry! Ha! Well, you got to live it! Wow! Also, we had a Minister of Music named Don McMinn, here at First Dallas, back in the Nineties, when I was in the choir; in case he may be kin to your husband? Anyway, HEAVEN's Best to you and yours! Enjoy! HALLELUJAH! AMEN! SHALOM! AGAPE! Frank

Jun 19, 2020 at 9:28 PM
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Posted on: Jun 07, 2020 at 9:24 PM

Howdy, Y'all ! Just realized that i'm a Viking in more ways than one! My DNA shows that part of me is from Norway and Iceland! No wonder I went to Sea! See?! Hope everyone is Safe, and Sound! HEAVEN's Best! HALLELUJAH! AMEN! SHALOM! AGAPE! Frank

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Nov 28, 2019 at 5:42 PM

Howdy, Everybody! Hope y'all, and yours, have a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving! HALLALUJAH! AMEN! HEAVEN's Best! SHALOM! AGAPE! Frank

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Oct 21, 2019 at 12:29 PM

Thanks, Sally(& Dwight), along with the whole Team of Class participants, and everyone who came, for a Wonderful 55th Reunion! WOW! My apologies to anyone I didn't talk to; and to any that I talked too much to! A Great Blessing! HALLELUJAH! AMEN! HEAVEN's Best to All, You'll ! SHALOM! AGAPE! Frank

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Happy Birthday, Dave! Enjoy! HEAVEN's Best! Frank

Feb 12, 2019 at 4:33 AM