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North Texas Royal Rangers

Evangelizing, Equipping, and Empowering Boys!

 

North Texas District Staff

District Executive Staff

District Director

Jonathan Trower *

Jonathan has been in Royal Rangers since 1969. He was a boy in the program for 9 years, and the remainder of the time he has served in a variety of leadership positions. While a boy in the program he earned his Gold Medal of Achievement. He currently serves as district director for the North Texas district, and formerly served as the regional coordinator for the South Central Region. He has served on the staff of over 40 national training events and over 25 boys’ academies.

Deputy District Director

Rick Beebe *

Rick has been in Royal Rangers since 1975. He was a boy in the program for 9 years where he earned his Gold Medal of Achievement, Gold and Silver Buffalos, and Wilderness in FCF. Since 1985, he has served in a variety of leadership positions in North Texas and Northern Missouri. He currently serves as the deputy district director for the North Texas district, and as national vice-president for Royal Rangers Alumni. He has served on the staff of numerous national training events and boys academies. Rick was the second commander in the country to complete the Platinum level of the organizational leadership training. He and his lovely wife, Conna, are both credentialed ministers with the Assemblies of God, and reside in Arlington, Texas.

Training Coordinator

Randy Woods *

Randy has been involved in Royal Rangers since 1979. Prior to his appointment as North Texas District Training Coordinator, he served as South Central Region and North Texas District Missions Coordinator, Deputy District Commander, District Outreach Coordinator and Mid Cities Section Commander. He has also served as the FCF Scribe and earned the Wilderness level of FCF.

Randy and his wife, Eulinda, live in Arlington where he serves as Assistant Outpost Coordinator and Expedition Rangers commander.

Chapter Coordinator

Art Sullivan

 

Outreach Coordinator

Roger Stewart *

Roger has been in Royal Rangers since 1964. He started at age 9 as a pioneer in the Alabama District. Roger has been in Royal Rangers for 51 years. In those years Roger has served in a variety of positions. He currently serves as NTX District Outreach Coordinator. He has served as a Regional Leader, Assistant Regional Leader ( NTX North Central Region), he also served as Divisional Commander ( NTX North Division), NTX District Training Coordinator, NTX District First Aid Coordinator, NTX District Certified Instructor, Assistant Section Commander ( North Ft. Worth Section). Roger has also served in many staff positions at National Training Camps. Roger and his wife Brenda have been married for 39 years, and live in Grapevine, where he serves as the Assistant Outpost Coordinator at Outpost 28 at Life Church DFW in North Richland Hills.

Camps Coordinator

Greg Garza

Greg Garza was introduced to Royal Rangers when he was thirteen years old. It was during one of the first meetings of a new outpost that he accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior.

Greg became a Royal Rangers Commander in 1994. He has served in various leadership positions in the South Texas and North Texas districts and currently serves as Outpost Coordinator at the Church of Glad Tidings in Austin, Texas. He has served on staff at numerous boys’ and leaders’ training events. He is also a Buckskin member of FCF.

Greg and his wife Lisa, a Ranger Kids commander, have two sons in Royal Rangers – Samuel and Joseph.

Communications Coordinator

David Trower

David grew up in the Royal Rangers ministry starting in 1989 and spent thirteen years as a boy during which he earned his Gold Medal of Achievement as well as Gold and Silver Buffalos and Frontiersman in FCF. Since 2002, he has served in various leadership positions as a leader. Prior to his appointment as the district communications coordinator, he served in various positions in Royal Rangers: including sectional productions coordinator, district GMAA Secretary, district GMAA President, district FCF sutler/promotions coordinator, and as the Waco section communications, training, and resource coordinator. He currently works with the Expedition Rangers at the Church of Glad Tidings in Austin. He has served on several boy's and leaders' training events. David and his wife April lives in Jarrell, TX.

FCF 'Shawnee Trail' Chapter Staff

Chairman

Jonathan 'Big Foot' Trower *

Jonathan has been in Royal Rangers since 1969, and the FCF since 1974. As a young buck in FCF he advanced to Buckskin in 1975 and served as the assistant district scout from 1975 to 1978. He advanced to Wilderness in 1995 and has served as the chapter chairman since 2007. His FCF name is Big Foot.

Chapter Coordinator

Art Sullivan

 

 

Chapter Asst. Coordinator

Rodney Briggs
 
Frank Super

  

Scribe

Glenn Hershberger

Glenn has been in the Royal Rangers ministry since 2005 and an FCF member since 2007. He is still working on his Buckskin, but has developed the trade of Tinsmith. He is married to Elizabeth and has 7 kids aged 31 - 5, 2 girls and 5 boys. The youngest 2 boys are in Royal Rangers.

 

Wilderness Representative

Jody "Red Wing" Fauss

 

Buckskin Representative

Kevin Gell

 

Frontiersmen Representative

David Wilson

David began his involvement in Royal Rangers in 1967 as a young boy. Through the years, he has been involved in leadership at many levels – outpost and district – and has completed numerous training camps and classes. Among his memorable events in Royal Rangers are the Sarge Summers Training Academy, which he first attended as an adult in 1997. “That week opened my eyes to what the moving of the Holy Spirit could accomplish. Boys and young men were being slain in the Spirit, and it was the boys who were laying hands on each other and praying for one another.” Another memorable experience in Royal Rangers was National Training Trails in the Guadalupe Mountains National Park, where it was 13 degrees and snowing! David has been involved in helping six Royal Rangers earn their Gold Medal of Achievement, though his greatest memory was being able to see his own son earn his GMA.

 

Chapter Chaplain

Lee 'Prospector' Fogleman

Lee was born in Pennsylvania; he served 20 years of service in the United States Air force working five years on presidential aircraft. He feels that the Lord has brought him to Texas, to evangelize, equip, and empower boys for Christ. After listening to our National Director of Royal Rangers, Doug Marsh, who said all commanders are ministers and should receive their credentialing to be a minister in the Assemblies of God, he worked hard and received his credentials from the Assembly of God as a certified minister. During 2019 he moved up to the next step of ministry in the Assembly of God as a licensed minister.

He currently serves as a Discovery Ranger Commander and assistant Outpost Coordinator of Outpost 86, Crossroads Church, Greenville, Texas.

He is also the Chaplain for the North Texas District Frontier Camping Fellowship and accepted that calling answering the call that was deep in his heart. He is also a Certified Instructor.

Lee is now retired and enjoys his animals at Prospector’s Paradise in Greenville. He enjoys rock collecting, Indian Lore, and primitive living. All of these traits have enhanced his involvement in the Frontier Camping Fellowship of Royal Rangers. He is known as the Prospector (Mining Souls for Christ). Prospector loves to trade and encourage boys to give their heart to Jesus, this reward lasts for Eternity.

Field Advisor

David Lowry

 

District Scout

Anthony Gell

   

District Assistant Scout(s)

(OPEN)

  

 

Regional Leaders

Central Region Leader

Sections of Metro East, Mid-Cities, South Dallas, and South Fort Worth

Steve Whitehead

Steve has been in Royal Ranger since 1996 as a Commander at First Assembly of God in Mesquite. Today he serves as Senior Commander for Outpost 96 and also South Dallas Sectional coordinator.

Steve and his wife Mary, live in Mesquite where both are very active in Royal Rangers both at First Assembly and in the Section.

North Central Region Leader

Sections of Denton, North Dallas, Northeast Fort Worth, Northwest Fort Worth, Plano, Red River, and Rockwall

JD Smith
 

Northeast Region Leader

Sections of Greenville, Longview, Texarkana, and Tyler

Jody Fauss
 

South Central Region Leader

Sections of Brazos Valley, Corsicana, North Austin, South Austin, Waco, and Waxahachie

Greg Garza

Greg Garza was introduced to Royal Rangers when he was thirteen years old. It was during one of the first meetings of a new outpost that he accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior.

Greg became a Royal Rangers Commander in 1994. He has served in various leadership positions in the South Texas and North Texas districts and currently serves as Outpost Coordinator at the Church of Glad Tidings in Austin, Texas. He has served on staff at numerous boys’ and leaders’ training events. He is also a Buckskin member of FCF.

Greg and his wife Lisa, a Ranger Kids commander, have two sons in Royal Rangers – Samuel and Joseph.

 

Southeast Region Leader

Sections of Pineywoods, Lufkin, and Trinity Valley

Nolen Fox

Nolen began his Ranger ministry in 1990 in Palestine, TX. He has served on Sectional, Regional and District staff positions. He served as the District camp Security Coordinator from 1993 to 2013. He currently serves as the Southeast Region Leader, A Certified Instructor Trainer, Outpost Coordinator for outpost #185 in Palestine and as the Junior Leadership Training Academy Coordinator (JLDA) for the North Texas District. He serves as a Board Member for The Church of Glad Tidings in Palestine, TX and works at the Pleasant Hills Children's Home in Fairfield, TX. where he and his wife have been Houseparent's for teenage boys since 2003.   He has been married to his beautiful wife and Rangers supporter for 21 years and has one son, Caleb, who has earned his Tomahawk award in 2011, His GMA in 2013 and his Saber in 2014. Caleb is a Jr. in High School and is working on completing his E3 award and currently serves as a Junior Commander/Discovery Ranger Leader for his local outpost in Palestine, TX.

West Region Leader

Sections of Abilene, Cross Timbers, San Angelo, and Wichita Falls

Jason Laird

In 2003, I was called by God to be a part of the Royal Rangers ministry as part of the South Fort Worth Section where I served as Outpost 357 Commander/Coordinator and Sr.Commander, Outpost 55 Discovery Commander/ Coordinator, and South Fort Worth Section Ranger Kids Coordinator.

In 2014, God called me to start Outpost 597 in the Cross Timbers Section in Weatherford, TX where I faithfully serviced as the Outpost Sr.Commander/Coordinator. At that time,I inquired about who was our Sectional Commander. After being told we no longer had one and after much prayer for the Holy Spirit to send, or awaken within the Section to lead us, I was asked, “Why don’t you lead CTS?” I replied, “I have not been asked”. At that point, I was given the authority to start working as the unofficial Cross Timbers Sectional Commander in order to rebuild the NTX and CTS. In 2017, I attended NRMC where I was asked, “Are you ready for the Journey God has planned for you?” After answering yes! The D.C. (District Commander) emailed my pastor for his approval. I then met with my Presbyter. The Holy Spirit planted my family and I in the full time rebuilding of the West Region as the West Regional Assistant Leader, Cross Timbers Coordinator.

Since 2017, my family and I have been working to spread the Royal Rangers Ministry. I’m reaching out to the churches that have Royal Rangers presently, have had it in the past, and will have it in the future to rebuild the Kingdom of God through the District, and Sectional Training, and Chartering within the West Region. As our “Mission & Focus” since 1962 states, we are to “reach, teach, and keep boys for Christ.” This defines our core objectives of evangelism, discipleship, and leadership development. We use activities such as Outdoor Skills, Sports, Trades, Technologies, and Art to reach the boys and teach them about God’s creations in hopes that they carry His word and skills with them throughout their lives.

These Bible, Leadership, and Wilderness Merits help to establish mentoring relationships between men and boys to help fulfill Proverbs 22:6. It is also “to compliment the other ministries of the local church: Evangelize, Equip, and Empower the next generation of Christ like men lifelong servant leaders.”

 

District Support Staff and Aides

Day Camps Coordinator - (OPEN)

First Aid Coordinator - Hector Monreal

Games Coordinator - (OPEN)

JLDA Coordinator - Nolen Fox

Productions Coordinator - (open)

Security Coordinator - Stan Lewis

Shooting Sports - Ken Harris