Elder Nominations

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Dr. John Schimmel

Tell us a little about yourself?

 

I was born and raised in northern California, but I moved to Texas to do a PhD at Dallas Theological Seminary in 2004. I am engaged to be married to Sarah Sullivan, the love of my life.   I am a software engineer by day and Bible teacher on evenings and weekends.


How did you come to faith?

 

I was fortunate to be born into a healthy, Christian family.  We were at church whenever the doors were opened, so I grew up regularly hearing the gospel.  One day when I was seven, my older brother went forward in a service, and he was so excited about his new commitment that he set me down to explain the gospel to me, in a way only a ten year old can to his younger brother.  He said something like, “we are not Christians because we grew up in church or because mom and dad are Christians.  Everyone must, at some point in their life, decide if they will personally follow Jesus.”  Because I had been raised well, it made sense to me and I prayed with him right then and there, and committed to follow Jesus with all my life.


How long have you been a part of Still Water?

 

I was fortunate enough to be part of the team that started Still Water back in 2006, and served several terms on the elder board.


What is your favorite scripture?

 

My life verse is Ezra 7:10: "Now Ezra had dedicated himself to the study of the law of the Lord, to its observance, and to teaching its statutes and judgments in Israel.”  This is my goal as well—to study the Bible, apply it to myself, and to teach it to everyone anywhere who is willing to listen.


What is your prayer for Still Water?

 

My goal for Still Water is that we will be faithful to our Lord and dedicated to the great commission, announcing the kingdom throughout Rowlett, Texas, the United States and around the world wherever he provides us an opportunity.

Michael Losurdo

Tell us a little about yourself?

My name is Michael Losurdo, I am 72 years old. I was born and raised in Chicago, moved to Dallas and 93 with my lovely wife Chris. We have just celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary. We have gone on two trips to  Charlotte and Phoenix To see NASCAR races to celebrate this special occasion. 

How did you come to faith?


I was born and raised Catholic that got into recovery why I had a direct connection to God. Came to Stillwater had an issue with the whole getting connected to Jesus. Kurt said his to henchmen Dale and Travis to have a chat with me and I came to realize that Jesus is the one that gets me to God because he is God.

 

How long have you been a part of Still Water?

We have been members of Stillwater for 14 years. My first year I was baptized and went on a mission trip to Ecuador.  I spent five years in the back of the church videoing the service, now I do live streaming. 

What is your favorite scripture?

 

Ephesians 6 10 ~11

What is your prayer for Still Water?

 

I pray that Stillwater will continue to grow, and reach teacher multiply many people in our local area. I also pray that the lessons that we support will continue to grow and help people around the world.

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Barry Walker

Tell us a little about yourself?

I spent my childhood in Springdale, Ohio and joined the Army in 1969 and did a stint in Vietnam (69-70). I married the love of my life Tudy (better known as Little Mama to my church family) in 1974, she four great kids at the time. Then God truly blessed us with Holly Rae in 1975. I came to Texas in 1976 with 5 kids and my first grand baby. As of November 2021 that number has grown to 10 grandkids and 19 great-grandkids.

How did you come to faith?


I am a retired truck driver who came to know Jesus in 2015 when I walked into Still Water for the first time.

 

How long have you been a part of Still Water?

I have been at Still Water since 2015. 

What is your favorite scripture?

 

One of my favorite scriptures is 2 Corinthians 4:18 "So we fix our eyes on not what is seen but what is unseen, for what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal."

What is your prayer for Still Water?

 

My prayer for Still Water is to keep doing what is pleasing to the Lord and that is to Reach, Teach, and Multiply.