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Volunteer Jail Chaplain

Bill Thornton

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Bro. Bill and his wife Alta live in Telephone, TX.  Bill has served in many areas of ministry in the Fannin Baptist Association.  His first church to pastor was Vineyard Grove Baptist Church in Allens Chapel in 1954. Bill has pastored Telephone Baptist Church two times during his ministiry and also served as the Director of Missions of Fannin Bapitst Association for a short time.

Bill has been extremely instrumental in helping to start cowboy churches across the area.  One of those churches is Bois D Arc Creek Cowboy Church where he and Alta are members.  Bill and Alta have four children, 11 grandchildren and 1 great grandchhild. Bill continues to be very active in his work with the association by being a member of the FBA Relevant Ministries in Missions and Evangelism Team.

Most recently, Bill has been serving through the Fannin Baptist Association as a volunteer chaplain with the Fannin county jail and Texas prison system.