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Dr. John Tisdale

Founding Pastor

Dr. Johnny Wayne Tisdale, affectionately called “Brother Johnny” by many, was born in South Texas on February 13, 1950, and went to be with the Lord on February 14, 2021. He accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior on May 3, 1959, and was scripturally baptized by the authority of the First Baptist Church of Mission, Texas, on July 19, 1959. He has been a Baptist preacher since December 1971.

The Lord has used Dr. Tisdale to organize three churches: Trinity Baptist Church in Broaddus, TX (1976), Fellowship Baptist Church in Edinburg, TX (1984), and Anchor Bible Baptist Church in Pharr, TX (2006).

In addition to pastoring, Brother John serves as president of Anchor Theological Seminary and Bible Institute Dr. Tisdale became associated with ATS&BI (then called Universal Bible Institute) in 1973 and has served as president from August 1, 1990, to February 14, 2021.

Dr. John Tisdale
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