Rev. Frank Leslie Bersch, Jr.

Profile Updated: September 9, 2022
Residing In Mesquite, TX USA
Occupation Associate Minister, Special Friends, First Baptist Church, 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  
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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Oct 25, 2022 at 5:32 PM

Howdy, again, Fran! Hope you're to see your Grandchildren, more! Do you still have your dogs? Are you going to church, anywhere, now? If you'd like a recent video of the Sermon on the Mount, I can send a Link to any Email you want. Hope you enjoy this picture a 2000 Directory, here at First Dallas, too!

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Oct 18, 2022 at 5:41 PM

Looks like the picture didn't get attached the long message, so will try, separately. If that doesn't work, it's at my profile, as the Now (inside) picture! AGAPE! Frank

Oct 18, 2022 at 5:25 PM

Howdy, Sally! Hope all is well with you and yours! Finally found your book, and reading it, after move when my Mom passed a few years ago! Have over 100 boxes of books, alone! Others helped me back then, so didn't know where everything was. Anyway, definitely better late, than never, since it is surely cross-generational, as well as multilevel, in substance and appeal! The Eyes in all your Pictures, are alive! After reading your extensive Bio, I can tell that the LORD is using your Gifts, and Experience, through HIS Wisdom and Knowledge, to the benefit of all who partake of the Lessons shared! PRAISE GOD for the Mysteries of HIS Wonders! JESUS said that unless we come to HIM through the Eyes of a Child, we can't enter the Kingdom of HEAVEN! Thanks for being an Instrument in the MASTER'S Hands! Looking forward to learning more, in the days ahead! Hope you enjoy this picture from my Seminary days, around 2000, too, and if you'd like a Link to the most recent video of the Sermon on the Mount, I can send it to any Email you want, also. After over 40 years, it's still a Mainstay of Blessing, for continuous growth in this Journey! HEAVEN's Best to You and Yours! AMEN! SHALOM! AGAPE! LOVE ETERNALLY! Frank

Oct 18, 2022 at 4:29 PM

Happy Birthday, Roger! Enjoy! Hope it's Terrific! Thanks for your Service, too! HEAVEN's Best to You and Yours! AMEN! HALLELUJAH! SHALOM! AGAPE! Frank

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Oct 08, 2022 at 3:39 PM

Congratulations, Rick and Mary, on All the Grandchildren! Wow! Was just drawn to look more closely! PRAISE the LORD! HEAVEN's Best, Y'all! AGAPE! Frank

Oct 08, 2022 at 3:16 PM

Howdy, Cary! Just added a comment at your last reply, below, which I finally found, today! Hope it's a Blessing, like finding Yours was for me, too! Here's a picture I found, also, from a 2000 Church Directory, which was during my seminary days! All of the Hair and Beard were gone, in the last year there! To Everything, There is a Season!? HEAVEN's Best! Frank

Oct 08, 2022 at 2:59 PM
Oct 08, 2022 at 2:19 PM

Having technical difficulties, Donnie, with downloading the picture, but it finally worked! HALLELUJAH! AMEN! Enjoy! Frankie

Oct 08, 2022 at 1:59 PM

Howdy, again, Donnie! Hope all is well with you and yours! Here's a picture from a 2000 Church Directory, during my seminary days. Enjoy! Looking forward to the New Temple, in GOD'S Sovereign Time! HEAVEN's Best to You and Yours! HALLELUJAH! AMEN! SHALOM! Frankie

Oct 08, 2022 at 1:13 PM

Happy 77th Birthday, Rick! Enjoy! Were you one that started school in January, back then, and it got corrected, later? Just happened to think about that. Anyway, here is a picture of me in 2000 Church Directory! HEAVEN's Best! Frank

Oct 08, 2022 at 12:57 PM
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Sep 09, 2022 at 5:06 PM

Howdy, Y'all! This "Now" picture is from a 2000 Church Directory, which is how I look, inside! The Ministry# is still the Same, too! Enjoy! HEAVEN's Best! AMEN! ALLELUIA! AGAPE! SHALOM! LOVE ETERNALLY! Love Y'all! Frank

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