Bruce Hill Sr.
Secretary, Director of Donor Relations and Director of Finance
Associates Degree in Business, Holmes Community College, Goodman, Mississippi, 1991
Bruce Hill's friendship with the Manor family began in 2008 when Jack, while serving as the planting pastor of a local church near Bruce's hometown, was called to serve simultaneously as the interim pastor of the church Bruce attended. Four years later, Bruce became an influential member of the core group that planted Grace Fellowship Church, Lexington, Mississippi, where he served as a deacon.
In March 1970, Bruce began as co-owner and publisher of the Holmes County Herald weekly newspaper in Lexington, Mississippi. He ultimately became the owner and, after 48 years, sold the Holmes County Herald in March 2018.
Bruce and his wife, Libby, celebrated sixty-one years of marriage in 2018, and have three adult children and three grandchildren. They are members of Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Madison, Mississippi, where he serves as a Sunday School teacher and active deacon.
John M. Estess, M.D.
Doctor of Medicine (retired), University of Mississippi School of Medicine, Jackson, Mississippi, 1963
Dr. Estess has been a physician practicing family medicine for 55 years. He practiced medicine in Florence, Mississippi, from 1966-69. His friendship with the Manor family began in 1969, when he moved his family to Hollandale, Mississippi, to become one of the city's three physicians at the local hospital. He still serves in the city, now as the sole physician, at the primary care clinic under his direction. Dr. Estess has been married to his wife, Dottie, for 58 years. They are the parents of four children and grandparents to five children.
His board service includes holding various offices and being past president of the Mississippi Academy of Family Practice. Dr. Estess was past member of the board of directors of the Mississippi Foundation for Medical Peer Review. He is a member of the American Medical Association, American Academy of Family Practice, and the Mississippi State Medical Association. Dr. Estess served for seven years as a member of the Drug Utilization Review Committee for Mississippi Division of Medicaid and served on their advisory board for ten years. As a member of the Baptist Medical/Dental Fellowship, Dr. Estess has made nine medical mission trips to Honduras, Ukraine, and Jamaica. He served as an instructor of interning medical students for the University of Mississippi Medical Center, 1978-88.
Dr. Estess and his wife have been faithful members of Hollandale Baptist Church, Hollandale, Mississippi, since 1969, where he has served as deacon for many years.
Joey Vaughn is a retired mechanic and water operator who owns and operates a lawn care service with his son. Before retirement, Joey worked as a small engine mechanic for more than twenty years. During this time, he also worked for various rural water associations as a certified water operator. In 2001, Joey left the service industry and joined the staff at Mississippi Rural Water Association, where he served as a circuit rider for central Mississippi and as the statewide training specialist providing training for city water operators, managers, and board members.
He has been married to his wife, Patsy, for thirty-four years. They have two sons. Joey and Patsy are founding members of Harvest Point Baptist Church, Kosciusko, Mississippi, where Joey serves as a deacon and Sunday School teacher, and Patsy serves as the pianist and a Sunday School teacher. Joey has been active in mission work in Haiti, Mexico, and Wyoming. He has also participated in KAIROS prison ministry in Mississippi.
Sona Alexander Yeddula
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Physics, and Computer Science, Methodist Degree College of
Osmania University, Hyderabad, India, 1996 ,1997
Bachelor of Education in Mathematics and English, St. Alphonsa’s College of Education of Osmania
University, Hyderabad, India, 2000, 2001
Sona Yeddula is originally from Hyderabad, India. He immigrated to the United States in 2004. He has eighteen years of teaching experience and is currently a math and science teacher at a local high school near Lexington, Mississippi.
Sona's friendship with Jack began in 2010, while Jack served as the Interim Pastor of First Baptist Church, Lexington, Mississippi. In 2012, he joined the core group to plant Grace Fellowship Church in Lexington. Sona was one of a small group of people who introduced Jack to mission opportunities in India and among this people group living in the United States. Sona remains involved with strengthening the worship and fellowship experiences of Christians from India who live and work in the United States, particularly those from Mississippi.
Sona has been married to his wife, Kala, for fifteen years. They have three children. He and his family are members of Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Madison, Mississippi.
Dr. R. A. (Jack) Manor Jr.
Chairman of the Board
Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Civil Engineering, Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi, 1985
Master of Divinity (M.Div.), New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2001
Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.), New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2012
Jack Manor has dedicated his life to fulfilling the calling of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, through preaching and teaching faithfully and accurately the Word of God. His heart's desire is to see people understand and apply God's truths and experience personally His transforming grace. A pastor for over two decades, Jack has served as senior pastor of churches in Mississippi and Illinois. His ministry
experience also includes planting two churches and serving them simultaneously as senior pastor. Jack currently serves as senior pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church, Greenville, Mississippi. Since January 2013, Jack has been an adjunct professor for New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary teaching and training ministers inside the Mississippi State Penitentiary to prepare Christian inmates for evangelism, discipleship, and ministry inside this very dangerous and difficult setting. His work inside the prison setting also includes preaching in at-large worship services, counseling, and mentoring. He has trained church leaders in South Dakota and ordained pastors, dedicated churches, and preached in multiple churches in India. Jack and his wife, Gail, have three grown children. Their oldest, a severely handicapped son, went home to be with Jesus at the age of 28 in December 2017. Learn more about Jack at my story.
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