Rev. Frank Leslie Bersch, Jr.

Profile Updated: August 5, 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)

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

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

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

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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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Aug 17, 2022 at 2:23 PM

Howdy, again, Rickie! If you would like to see my most recent video of the Sermon on the Mount, I'll be glad to send the Link to any Email you want. The LORD has kept It in my memory since 1981! Continued Happy Birthday! AGAPE! Frank

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Posted on: Aug 05, 2022 at 1:44 PM

Congratulations, too, Tom, on being a Professor Emeritus, and is it Dean Emeritus, also!? Thanks for Your Service, additionally! GOD Bless America! Frank

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Howdy, again, Cary! Thought of sending Picture, too, and two applied, and a bunch of question marks, which apparently happens when put icons at the end, on this site! Ha! Well, Enjoy anyway! Frank

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Posted on: Jul 23, 2022 at 7:26 PM

Another Happy Birthday, Fran! HEAVEN's Best Blessings Abound Continuously from Our FATHER GOD ALMIGHTY, CHRIST JESUS and the HOLY SPIRIT! AMEN! SHALOM! AGAPE! LOVE ETERNALLY! Brother Frank

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Still one cateract to go!

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Posted on: Jul 18, 2022 at 3:53 PM

Howdy, Rabbi Donnie! It's been awhile since I last posted to you, but you are in my thoughts and prayers quite often. Just looked at all your Wonderful pictures of your Beautiful Family, Praising GOD for HIS Many Blessings! Noticed you went to UVa, which my baby sister, Pat, did, too, in Finance,'73, and a Darden MBA, later. Wasn't yours in Architecture? Been wondering if you, or anyone you know of, has ever drawn plans from the description given of the Temple Vision in Ezekiel 40-42? I've read it over 50 times in the last 43 years, and know It's never been built, yet, but believe It will be. Anyway, It's Amazing to try and visualize It, but realize that only those with that Gift can bring It to Life, by DIVINE Inspiration! HALLELUJAH! AMEN! Also, happened to be looking on Facebook, at a Group of Memories of Richmond, VA, awhile back, which had a picture of the old City Hall, whose Architect was a Myers from NY, I think. That made me wonder, too, even with different spelling!? Remember, "Turn! Turn! Turn!", by the Byrds? Cross-generational for over 60 years, just in our time!? Oh, the Wonders of HIS MAJESTY! HEAVEN's Best to You and Yours! SHALOM! Rev. Frankie

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