Elders

Bill Hardy

Bill Hardy currently serves as a Minister and as an Elder for the Palestine Church of Christ in Palestine, Texas.  Over the past 45 years, he has also served as a youth minister, senior minister, evangelist, elder, and missionary. He has served as director at church youth camps, spoken at church lectureships, and served as an instructor at evangelistic workshops. He has also served on the board of directors of various civic and ministering organizations.

He also worked in the department of psychiatry in VA hospitals and the Federal system in Oklahoma and Kansas for 15 years before being recruited  by  the  University of Texas  Medical   Branch (UTMB) in 1996.  He worked for UTMB for 23 years providing psychiatric care via UTMB contracted services within Texas Department of Criminal Justice before retiring in 2017.

Bill was commissioned as a Medical Officer in the Army National Guard in 1983 and rose to the rank of full Colonel before retiring after 33 years of service.

Bill has been married Kathryn Phillips Hardy since 1980. They have five children, five grandsons, and two granddaughters.  Bill and Kathy have served with Gospel Sharing Ministries,  Sojourners, and Home Missions. 




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Chris White

Chris White graduated from high school in 1976 from Federal Way High School. He obeyed the Gospel on October 24, 1976, being baptized in Ellensburg, Washington, by David Vanlandingham. Chris attended and graduated from the Preston Road School of Preaching in Dallas in December 1978. He is married to Barbara and together they have three children Justin, Jordan, and Jace.

His first full-time preaching job was in Dallas at the Beverly Hills Church of Christ.

In August 1981 Chris was named the full-time preaching Minister at the Frankston Church of Christ and remained in that position for the next 16 years. In 1994 he earned his Undergraduate degree in English and his Masters degree in 2001, both from the University of Texas at Tyler.

Chris entered public education in 1997, teaching 7th grade Language Arts at Westwood Junior High for 4 years. He accepted the Principal's job at Frankston Middle School in 2002 and retired from FISD in 2019.

In 2014, he began working with the Palestine Church of Christ and currently shares preaching responsibilities with Brother Bill Hardy.




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