[Funeral Program for A. Bernard Devers I, December 16, 2009] Page: 4 of 12
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946 May 10, bom in Greenwood, Louisiana
955 At age nine he accepted Christ into his life and united with Union Chapel Baptist Church in Waskom, Texas
963 Graduated from Walnut Hill High School, Shreveport, Louisiana
964 Begins service in the United States Army
967 Receives Honorable Discharge
967 United in matrimony to Deleria Glover to this union, four children were bom
973 Holds his AA degree from High Line Community College of Midway, Washington
975 Received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Literature from Seattle Pacific College
975 - Called to and Pastored the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Portland, Oregon
984 - Founded and Pastored the St. Stephens Missionary Baptist Church in Portland, Oregon
989 Receives Masters Degree in Religious Education from United Theological Seminary of Monroe, Louisiana
991 Receives Doctorate of Divinity Degree from the United Theological Seminary of Monroe, Louisiana
986 - Called to and Pastored the Progressive Missionary Baptist Church of Seattle, Washington
992 Called to and served as pastor of the West End Baptist Church in San Antonio, Texas
1993 Receives Doctorate of Divinity Degree from Guadalupe Baptist Theological Seminary of San Antonio, Texas
2002 Joined in marriage to his soul mate; Wanda Smith of Portland, Oregon
One of San Antonio's most sought after preachers and bible teachers. Served as a member of the faculty of the
Guadalupe Baptist College of San Antonio, Texas. The President of the Baptist Ministers Union of San Antonio and
Vicinity. Member of the State Evangelical Board as Evangelical Board Chairman, Member of the Missionary General
Baptist State Convention of Texas, active member of the National Baptist Convention of America, Inc., Teacher in the
National Baptist Congress of Christian Workers. President of the Westside Ministerial Alliance of San Antonio, Texas
and active supporter of positive community based issues.
Past President of the Baptist Ministers Union (BMU) of San Antonio and Vicinity, Second Vice Moderator of the
Guadalupe District Baptist Association and College, Inc., member of Community Churches for Social Action (CCSA).
Sunday, December 6,2009
Went Home To Be With The Lord
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