Rev. Jeff Schreve, Pastor of the First Baptist Church in Texarkana, will be the speaker at the annual spring meeting of the Davidson Foundation
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JEFF SCHREVE is a passionate communicator of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  He is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin (1984), with a degree in Business Administration.  After spending twelve years in the business world, God called Jeff to preach.  

He graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in December of 2000 with a Master of Divinity degree.  He served as Pastor of Membership and Missions at Champion Forest Baptist Church in Houston, TX from 1997 to 2003.  He was called to First Baptist Texarkana as Senior Pastor in February of 2003 (www.fbctexarkana.org).   God has blessed the church with wonderful growth, excitement, and spiritual transformation.    

He began a radio and television ministry called From His Heart Ministries (www.fromhisheart.org) in January of 2005.  The mission of the ministry is to reach people right where they are with the love and life-changing power of Jesus Christ.  Currently, From His Heart airs worldwide on The Church Channel, and around the nation on FamilyNet, CTN-Cornerstone, The Walk TV Network, VTN, Christian Satellite Radio, KHCB Radio, and online at Lightsource.com and Oneplace.com.     

Pastor Jeff and his wife, Debbie, have been happily married for 28 years.  As a couple, they are part of the National Speakers' Team of Life Ministries, speaking at marriage conferences around the country.  They have been blessed with three beautiful daughters: Jill - 26, Amy – 24, and Sarah - 22 ... and one awesome son-in-law, Jay Budzilowski, and the sweetest little granddaughter, Emmy Rae (3). 
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JEFF SCHREVE is a passionate communicator of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  He is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin (1984), with a degree in Business Administration.  After spending twelve years in the business world, God called Jeff to preach.  He graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in December of 2000 with a Master of Divinity degree.  He served as Pastor of Membership and Missions at Champion Forest Baptist Church in Houston, TX from 1997 to 2003.  He was called to First Baptist Texarkana as Senior Pastor in February of 2003 (www.fbctexarkana.org).   God has blessed the church with wonderful growth, excitement, and spiritual transformation.     He began a radio and television ministry called From His Heart Ministries (www.fromhisheart.org) in January of 2005.  The mission of the ministry is to reach people right where they are with the love and life-changing power of Jesus Christ.  Currently, From His Heart airs worldwide on The Church Channel, and around the nation on FamilyNet, CTN-Cornerstone, The Walk TV Network, VTN, Christian Satellite Radio, KHCB Radio, and online at Lightsource.com and Oneplace.com.      Pastor Jeff and his wife, Debbie, have been happily married for 28 years.  As a couple, they are part of the National Speakers' Team of Life Ministries, speaking at marriage conferences around the country.  They have been blessed with three beautiful daughters: Jill - 26, Amy – 24, and Sarah - 22 ... and one awesome son-in-law, Jay Budzilowski, and the sweetest little granddaughter, Emmy Rae (3). 
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 Rev. Jeff Schreve, Pastor of the First Baptist Church in Texarkana, will be the speaker at the annual spring meeting of the Davidson Foundation held at the Josephine Davidson Memorial Chapel in the pine-clad woods near Harleton, a part of one of the most unique events in Harrison County.

         It begins at 11a.m. on Saturday, May 17, 2014 and following Rev. Schreve’s appearance, all those in attendance are invited to remain and enjoy a complimentary catered lunch on the chapel grounds.

           Jeff Schreve holds a BBA from the University of Texas at Austin. He spent twelve years in the business world before being called to the ministry. In 2000 he received his Master of Divinity Degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth. After serving churches in Houston and elsewhere, he became Pastor of First Baptist Church in Texarkana in 2003, where today he is involved in a growing television and media ministry known as From His Heart (www.fromhisheart.org)  Jeff and is wife Debbie have been married for over 25 years and are the proud parents of three daughters.

        On a country road between Harleton and Gilmer, the Josephine

Davidson Memorial Chapel was constructed to honor the mother of one of Harrison county’s most outstanding jurists and political figures. Judge T. Whitfield Davidson, self-educated, “read law,” then passed the Texas Bar Exam, served as

City Attorney in Marshall, Texas State Senator, Lt. Governor  and ran for Governor of Texas in 1924 on a platform attacking the Ku Klux Klan which was then attempting to take over many state offices. Though he failed to win the governor’s chair, he was appointed Federal District Judge by F.D.R. and continued his battle against vigilante justice until he was in his 90s.

        Childless, in 1955 he decided to use his wealth to honor his mother by

building a stone chapel in her name on the farm where he was born. He

intended it to last forever, he said, and was buried there in 1974, two

years shy of his 100th birthday.

        When he established the Davidson Foundation he gave its Trustees two

tasks; maintaining the chapel and holding two gatherings each year. One

was to be in the fall where someone “learned in the Constitution and

laws of the land” would speak and one in the spring for a celebration of

“the faith of our fathers.” Reflecting, perhaps, on his own memories of

arduous trips to town from the country, he made sure the guests at each

gathering would be fed before they left the grounds.

        To reach the chapel from Marshall, travel north on S.H. 154 to Harleton, there turn onto FM 450 North and follow it northward (toward Ore City) until it meets the Davidson Road (a TxDOT sign marks the turn) then turn left from FM 450 onto Davidson Road and follow it until it intersects the entrance to the Chapel property, which is marked with a sign for the entrance. From Gilmer take S.H. 154 south to Harleton and follow the same directions . From Longview, take Alpine Road (FM 2208) to Harleton and then follow the same instructions.

        The Foundation’s Trustees invite the public to enjoy this unique East Texas tradition in one of our area’s most picturesque settings.
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