Leadership is such an important part of our church community. We have men who have been selected and are willing to guide the church family in the ways of the Lord. These men have met the standard that we see in scripture (1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:6-9). They love the Lord and have hearts to shepherd the members of our church family. Hebrews 13:17 – “Have confidence in your leaders and submit to their authority, because they keep watch over you as those who must give an account. Do this so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no benefit to you.”
Mark Fry has served as an elder at the Getty Street Church of Christ since 2017. He has been married to his wife, Karen, for 22 years. They have two grown children and two grandsons. mark is involved in a family business building homes in the Uvalde area for the last 30 years. Karen is a registered nurse, working in the pre-op department at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. In their spare time, they enjoy camping, being outdoors, scuba-diving, and most of all spending time with their children and grandsons.
Vann’s dad, Ted, was the minister of the Uvalde Church of Christ for 18 years while Vann was in school. After high school, he attended Baylor University where he met his, then, future wife Gale. Vann was a successful college football player who was drafted by the Oakland Raiders. Following his football career, Vann and Gale moved back to Uvalde in 1992 where Vann started and continues to own a sports agency called “Select Sports Group.” Most importantly, through the years he has had the opportunity to speak across the country about God’s mercy and encouragement. The couple has been active in the local church for years, teaching at all levels from kids to adults. The McElroy’s have been married for 35 years and have 4 children and 5 grandchildren.