Several times a year the entire Legacy Adult Ministry gets together for a dinner and fellowship at Legacy Fellowship.
Postcards go out a few weeks before each Legacy Fellowship to remind you of the upcoming fun. You don’t want to miss out on this great time of fellowship!
Save the Date for our next Legacy Fellowship
Legacy Fellowship: Patriotic Celebration
Monday, July 1, 2019 | 6:00–8:00 PM
cost: $10 | The Grand Room
Major General Kenneth D. Jones ~ u.s. army reserve
81st readiness division
Fort jackson, South Carolina
Major General Kenneth D. Jones is the Commander of the 81st Readiness Division (RD) located on Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina and the Senior Commander of Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico.
The 81st RD provides base operations for Army Reserve units throughout the Southeastern United States and Puerto Rico, and ensures units and Soldiers are ready to deploy and fight in multidomain operations in support of current and future Combatant Commander Force requirements.
General Jones's other flag officer assignments include Deputy Director Joint Staff J4, Washington DC; Commanding General 4th ESC, San Antonio, TX; Deputy Commanding General 1st TSC, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait; Commanding General 451st ESC, Wichita, KS; and Deputy Commanding General 377th TSC, Bell Chase, LA.
- Commissioned in 1980 from Texas A&M University
- He began his career in the 82nd Airborne Division during the Cold War and subsequently commanded at the company, battalion, brigade and major command levels.
- Since 2004, he has spent over 35 months deployed to Southwest Asia participating in Operations Iraqi Freedom (2004-2005), Iraqi Freedom/New Dawn (2010-2011), and Enduring Freedom/Spartan Shield (2015-2016).
- He received a master’s degree from the United States Army War College in 2008.
- He is a Joint Qualified Officer and graduate of numerous military courses including: Ordnance Basic and Advanced, Transportation Advanced, Small Group Instructor, Command and General Staff College, Advanced Joint Professional Military Education, United States Army War College, CAPSTONE General and Flag Officer Course, and the Advanced Senior Executive Program- Army.
His awards and decorations include:
- Legion of Merit Medals
- Bronze Star Medals
- Meritorious Service Medals
- Army and Air Force Commendation Medals
- Army and Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medals
- Senior Parachutist Badge
- Combat Action Badge
- Meritorious Unit Citations
- Joint Chief of Staff Identification Badge
Major jason morgan ~ Retired U.S. Marines
- Jason Morgan enlisted in the Marine Corps 1994 as a field radio operator for HQ 14h Marines in NAS Dallas, TX.
- Commissioned in 1998 from Texas A&M University.
- "Winged" as a Naval Aviator (F-18 pilot) in 2002 in NAS Meridian, MS
- Served with VMFA-115 "Silver Eagles" 2003-2006, in Beaufort, SC
- Deployed with VMFA-115 to Iraq onboard the USS Harry S Truman attached to CVW-3
- Served at "The Basic School" in MCB Quantico VA 2006-2009 as a Platoon Commander and Company Commander
- Served with VMFA-115 2010-2011 as Director of Safety
- Deployed with CJTF-HOA, Djibouti, Africa 2011 as Director of Joint Logistics Operations Center
- Deployed with VMFA-115, various places in the Western Pacific 2011-2012 as Squadron Executive Officer
- Served with VMFT-401 "Snipers" Yuma, AZ 2012-2014 as Operations and Aircraft Maintenance Officer
- Served with NROTC Unit, Texas A&M University 2014-2018 as the Senior Marine Officer Instructor
sergeant first class ralf hauser ~ Retired U.S. army
- Ralf enlisted into the U.S. Army on October 22, 1970.
- He attended Basic Training at Ft. Dix New Jersey, Infantry Advanced Individual Training at Ft. Jackson S.C and then Airborne School at Ft. Benning GA.
- After Jump School, he received orders for Vietnam, but was diverted to Mainz, Germany for assignment to the 1st Battalion 509th Airborne/Mechanized Infantry (the only ABN/MECH Infantry unit in the free world). Ralf was assigned the job of Machine Gunner and APC Driver (Armored Personnel Carrier).
- After 2 ½ years in Germany, he reenlisted to move with the Battalion to Vicenza Italy and became the Battalion Combat Team Leader as a Sergeant (E-5).
- Ralf had many opportunities to jump into a few different Countries besides Germany and Italy including Scotland, England, Sardinia, Greece and Holland. He also had the opportunity to work with the Norwegian Paratroops and the 10th Special Forces (or Green Beret) in the German Alps. He was often called upon to translate between German and English because he was born in Germany and spoke German. He had the opportunity to work with the German Army in winter training including winter survival skills and military skiing.
- He earned the German Marksmanship medal in gold (expert), received the German Parachutist Badge, and attended German Ranger School earning the German Ranger Badge.
- He had many specialized skills including Mines, Booby traps, and Demolitions as well as Anti-Tank warfare. He was often called upon to teach and use these skills in classes and operations. He was an expert in light weapons from Pistol to the .50 Cal Machineguns.
- Ralf served 3 years at Ft. Hood TX with the 1st Calvary Division as an Anti-Tank Platoon Section Leader and Platoon Sergeant, 3 years at Ft. Jackson S.C. as a Basic Training Drill Sgt, 3 years in Durango CO as a Platoon Sgt/Training NCO for the 3/87 Infantry Reserve Unit, 4 years in Hawaii with the 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks with deployments to Japan x2, Philippines, Korea, Australia, numerous Islands and to Jungle Operations School in Panama.
- He held his highest duty position in Hawaii which was as Company First Sergeant.
- When he returned to the mainland, he finished the last 2 years of his 20 year career with the 4th Inf. Div at Ft. Carson CO.
sergeant jay curtis wellman ~ U.S. marines & u.s. army
- Curtis enlisted in the U.S. Marines when he was a junior in high school.
- In 1991 he was trained as a heavy equipment mechanic and was deployed three times with the 26 MEU.
- In 1997 he left active service as a corporal.
- In 2003 Curtis enlisted in the U.S.Army and was trained as a Tank Crewman.
- After two combat deployments to Iraq with 2-70 AR, he left active service from the Army in 2006.
Legacy Fellowship: Institute for Creation Research Seminar
Monday, September 16, 2019 | 6:00 PM
Cost: $10 | The Banquet Room
Dr. Brian Thomas
RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, INSTITUTE FOR CREATION RESEARCH
Brian Thomas received a master’s in biotechnology in 1999 from Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas, and a Ph.D. in paleobiochemistry in 2019 from the University of Liverpool. He taught junior high and high school at Christian schools in Texas, as well as biology, chemistry, and anatomy as an adjunct and assistant professor at Dallas-area universities. In 2008 Dr. Thomas joined the Institute for Creation Research as a science writer and editor, contributing news and magazine articles, speaking on creation issues, and researching original tissue fossils. He is the author of Dinosaurs and the Bibleand a contributor to Guide to Creation Basics, Creation Basics & Beyond, Guide to Dinosaurs, Guide to the Human Body, Guide to the Universe, and Dinosaurs: God’s Mysterious Creatures.