Mark Ferrell : Chairman of the Board

Mark Ferrell

Chairman of the Board
Mark has lived in the community of Malakoff since 1957. He graduated from Malakoff High School, and is married to his high school sweetheart, Rosemary.

Mark went to work at Hearn Surveying Company, Athens, TX in 1971. He worked his way up over 15 years before buying the business in 1986 and expanded the business over the following 24 years to three locations, Corsicana, Athens, and Palestine. His experience in the land business continues to present him with numerous opportunities to invest in and sell large pieces of property.

In 2003, Mark invested in a corporation established to provide childcare services to the children in Malakoff. KIDSFIRST Christian Academy provided low cost childcare services until it was sold in May 2011. He served two terms on the Malakoff ISD School Board as a trustee. He served numerous times as a coach for various little league baseball, football, and basketball teams and worked as an athletic booster for the Malakoff ISD sports teams.

Mark is a devoted member of First Baptist Church of Malakoff. He has embraced his calling as a servant to the body of Christ having served as a deacon for 34 years. Mark has served as chairman of the finance committee and is a trustee of the church. He is a life group leader and has served in this position for multiple years. With a heart to serve the broken, hurting, and needy, Mark is passionate about his service and brings a lifetime of leadership to help him steer this passion.
Teri Caswell : President / Executive Director

Teri Caswell

President / Executive Director
Teri has worn many hats and worked in many and various places, including a 3 year term as a missionary in the Middle East with her husband, Donald, and their two boys, Ben and Caleb. While there, Teri worked as the Prayer Coordinator for the people group where they served, sending prayer concerns to thousands of people all over the world. She has travelled to Russia and Africa twice on evangelical mission trips, and to Mexico several times to assist the missionaries stationed there. Teri speaks a little Spanish, and loves to practice whenever she is afforded the opportunity.

Prior to this Teri worked at Terrell State Hospital in Terrell, Texas, as the Administrative Assistant to the Director of Nurses. She chose to leave that position to be a stay-at-home mom with her children. During the years as a full-time mom, Teri always found the time to be involved in the ministry of her church, singing in the choir, teaching Sunday School, and serving in various leadership roles in the Woman’s Missionary Union. From 1997 – 2001, Teri served as the Women’s Missionary Union President of the Henderson County Southern Baptist Association, where she led women in various missions projects and trips.
Zo Bailey : Secretary

Zo Bailey

Zo Bailey spent most of her professional life in a variety of office management positions. The last fifteen years of her career were spent as Administrative Assistant to the CEO and principal owner of a privately held multi-million dollar corporation. She now enjoys volunteering her talents and energy while reserving time to spend with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
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